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Featured Events

All events included with admission to Discovery Center unless otherwise noted. General admission: $8 adults; $8 children ages 2-17; free to Discovery Center Members and children age 1 and younger.

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wednesday, July 23; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

On Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon starting June 11 through August 13 we will host How Does Your Garden Grow? Each week we’ll have fun, interactive gardening-related activities for children. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 24; 11:00 a.m.

On Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 12 through August 14 we will host Secret Garden Story Time. Children will hear a new story each week. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

To Infinity and Beyond Family Friday

Friday, July 25; 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Blast off with stellar science during this interactive event about the night sky.  Use your creativity to invent a brand new constellation picture, get in the know about what’s up with NASA, sample astronaut food, pilot a “rover”, race to the planets, and more! Sponsored by Viking Chemical.

 

Messy Monday with Tricia Magers - Window Art

Monday, July 28; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for special art projects on Messy Mondays in the Art Studio from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wednesday, July 30; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

On Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon starting June 11 through August 13 we will host How Does Your Garden Grow? Each week we’ll have fun, interactive gardening-related activities for children. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 31; 11:00 a.m.

On Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 12 through August 14 we will host Secret Garden Story Time. Children will hear a new story each week. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Story Book Science Family Friday

Friday, August 1; 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Once upon a time becomes here and now during this imaginative event! You be the hero, princesses, villain, or beast. Choose a character from stories, or movies or invent one of your own. Come in costume and enjoy games, art, crafts, and demonstrations. Grownups can play, too. Sponsored by OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.

 

Messy Monday with Alice Frankowski - Bubble Art

Monday, August 4; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for special art projects on Messy Mondays in the Art Studio from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wednesday, August 6; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

On Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon starting June 11 through August 13 we will host How Does Your Garden Grow? Each week we’ll have fun, interactive gardening-related activities for children. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, August 7; 11:00 a.m.

On Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 12 through August 14 we will host Secret Garden Story Time. Children will hear a new story each week. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Creepy Crawlie Science Family Friday

Friday, August 8; 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Make friends with live critters you would normally avoid! Cuddle up with a cockroach, wiggle like a worm, shake hands with a snake, and try your skills at arthropod art. Assemble an insect, copy some camouflage, and become a game show contestant to find out how bugs taste!  The

wonder of theseincredible creatures will encourage the most timid

toucher.  Sponsored by Powmet, Inc and Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc..

 

Mornings of Fun for Everyone

Saturday, August 9; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

We invite children with disabilities and their immediate familiesto experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge before the museum opens to the generalpublic. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 a.m. and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public. Advanced registration is required to receive free admission.

Sponsored by The Blazer Foundation.

Call 815-972-2839 or email sues@discoverycentermuseum.org.

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wednesday, August 13; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

On Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon starting June 11 through August 13 we will host How Does Your Garden Grow? Each week we’ll have fun, interactive gardening-related activities for children. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, August 14; 11:00 a.m.

On Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. from June 12 through August 14 we will host Secret Garden Story Time. Children will hear a new story each week. Secret Garden Summer Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

 

Mornings of Fun for Everyone

Saturday, October 11; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

We invite children with disabilities and their immediate familiesto experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge before the museum opens to the generalpublic. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 a.m. and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public. Advanced registration is required to receive free admission.

Sponsored by the Blazer Foundation.

Call 815-972-2839 or email sues@discoverycentermuseum.org.

 

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