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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.



Kinetic King - Cancelled

Saturday, November 21;

10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

This event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.



Science Cornucopia

Friday and Saturday,

November 27–28;

11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Turn cranberries into chemistry, engage in fruitcake physics, and find out what happens to whipped cream when it’s dropped in liquid nitrogen. Bring the family and kick off the holiday season with extraordinary demos and festive arts and crafts. Included with Discovery Center admission.


Minecraft Unplugged

Sunday, December 6; 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Assemble cubelets, construct a village out of newspaper, get your hands on real rocks and minerals, make a torch that lights up, blow away zombies, and dabble in pixel art. Included with Discovery Center and Build It! Make It! admission.



Holiday Hoopla

Monday-Wednesday, December 21-23 & December 28-30; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Deck the halls with boughs of jolly as we merge hands-on arts and crafts with amazing math. Vote for your favorite cookie, fashion an ornament, construct a colorful kaleidoscope, and find the hidden shapes. Included with Discovery Center admission.


Countdown to Fun!
Thursday, December 31; 12:30–4:30 p.m.

Design a party hat, create a noisemaker, and get showered with confetti as we count down to midnight each hour. Ring in the New Year with this delightful blend of fun, art, and music from Kantorei, the singing boys of Rockford. Included with Discovery Center admission.



Fasten-nating Farewell

Sunday, January 3; 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Put together one more project on this final day of Build It! Make It! Assemble unusual materials into a mobile, construct a feeder for feathered friends, make a waterproof wallet, or notch together a super structure.  When day is done, Build It! Make It! goes bye-bye.  Included with Discovery Center and Build It! Make It! admission.

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