Overview

vanOur Outreach Programs bring the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to you! Whether you are educating one small class or the entire school, we offer a wide variety of programs that meet the needs of your students, enhance your curriculum, and line up with Next Generation Science Standards: Disciplinary Core Ideas! Some programs available in Spanish.

To start the reservation process, complete this form. You can also email outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844 if you have further questions. Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2-12 months before your planned event.

To view our outreach program options, you can either download the 2017-18 Educator Guide or select from a category below:

 

Junior Hands-On Classes

Get your youngest learners started in science!

 

Hands-On Classes

We bring our science programs directly to your school.

 

Science Carts

Let us roll exciting science demonstrations into your classroom.

 

After-School Enrichment

We bring the excitement of science learning to you!  Our active programs provide all materials plus playful engagement for your students and family groups.

 

Portable Planetarium

We will share the stars with your students in our inflatable planetarium.

 

Assembly Programs

Consider Discovery Center for your next all-school assembly.

 

Family Fun Programs

We supply the materials, you bring your students' families!