Afterschool Enrichment

We bring the excitement of STEM learning to you!  Our active programs provide all materials plus playful engagement for your students and family groups. Choose from these topics for hands-on science fun!

Grade level: varies
Length: 45-60 minutes
Up to 30 students
Cost: $140 ($70 each additional program; same topic, day, and location.) Travel fees may apply.

To begin the reservation process, complete the Outreach Request Form and someone will contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844. Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2 - 12 months before your planned event. 

 

Lots of LEGOs

Investigate gears and forces and use America’s favorite bricks to construct a merry-go-round or windmill that really works!
Recommended for grades 1-8.

 

Blast Off

Explore forces and motion with these paper rockets that launch using air power and fly so far they hit the gym wall!
Recommended for grades 1-6.

This program has special space requirements.

 

Magnetic Attractions

Test to see what sticks, measure magnetic strength, and construct a magnetic contraption.
Recommended for grades K-2.

 

Thrill Ride 

Experiment with potential and kinetic energy as you invent a rollercoaster, and take a marble on a wild ride!
Recommended for grades 1-8.

This program has special space requirements.

 

Make the Connection

Mess around with circuits to make things light up, spin, and maybe even fly!
Recommended for grades 3-8.

 

Build it Bigger***

Put together everyday objects and special materials to create bridges and towering structures.
Recommended for grades K-6.

 

Ooey Gooey Science

Solids, liquids, and gases come together to create amazing reactions and slippery slime.
Recommended for grades K-8.

 

Fling and Wing

Learn aerodynamic secrets as you assemble and launch some crazy shapes. You won’t believe these gadgets fly!
Recommended for grades 2-6.

 

Good Vibrations***

Get splashed by a sound, invent some wacky noise makers, and use a straw to discover the connection between size and pitch.
Recommended for grades 1-6.

 

Engineering Adventure***

Design and construct your own contraption to fly, spin, or stay put, then test it in our vertical wind column.
Recommended for grades 1-6.

 

Rolling Ramps*** NEW!

Construct a crazy coaster or simulate a sensational slide with our set of ramps and balls of all sizes.
Recommended for grades K-2

 

*** Pair some of our Science Club Activities for a wider range of ages at our discounted rate.