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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.

 

Clifford Story Time

Thursday, May 5; 11:00 am

Join us each Thursday for a different story and activity related to Clifford The Big Red Dog and his 10 Big Ideas!

 

Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 7; 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Discovery Center Celebrates National Astronomy Day with free planetarium shows, star maps, and glittery star crafts. Check out the inner workings of a telescope and take a close-up look at our star the Sun with the Rockford Amateur Astronomy Club.

Sponsored by Astro-Physics, Inc.

 

Museums for Moms

Sunday, May 8; 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for all mothers and grandmothers at five area museums! Pick up a passport at one museum, then visit three more museums and be entered in a drawing to win free memberships to all five museums! Participating museums, in addition to Discovery Center, are Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden; Burpee Museum of Natural History; Rockford Art Museum; and Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens. Special activities will be featured at all museums. Give mom the gift of fun family time and cherished memories with a day filled with the region’s top attractions!

 

Clifford Story Time

Thursday, May 12; 11:00 am

Join us each Thursday for a different story and activity related to Clifford The Big Red Dog and his 10 Big Ideas!

 

 

Bye, Bye Big Red Dog

Sunday, May 15; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come romp with Clifford for one last day of fun before the temporary exhibition Clifford The Big Red Dog leaves Discovery Center.

Admission to Clifford exhibit is $1 for Members and $3 + Museum admission for the Public.

 

Messy Monday - Q-Tip Painting

Monday, May 30; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Messy Mondays feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and throughout the summer. Messy Mondays are from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and are included with museum admission.

 

 

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