Junior Hands-On Classes

These hans-on experiences feature activities that allow our littleest learners to explore at their own pace with amazing materials which stimulate senses and excite minds!

Grades: Toddler-PreK
Length: 30-45 minutes
20 participants maximum
Cost: $110 ($50 for each additional class; 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.


Buildings & Structures***

Build a giant tower, span the distance with a bridge, experiment with shape, structure, and balance.
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A, PS2.AB


Light & Sound***

Make a color viewer, experiment with shapes and shadows, and invent a sound maker for loud and soft, high and low!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS4.AB


Ramps & Rolling Things - NEW!

Discover how balls of all types roll and move along ramps and through tunnels.
Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.C, PS1.AB


Flutter & Fly***

Experiment with the way things twirl in the breeze, make your own fluttering craft, and invent an object that soars in the wind!
Next Generation Science Standards: ETS1.ABC, PS1.A, PS2.AB, PS3.AB


*** Pair some of our Jr Hands-On and Science Club Activities for a wider range of ages at our discounted rate.