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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.

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, June 30;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, July 1; 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Moss Pots and Rocks

Try your hand at painting with seeds and moss. Discover what grows when the seeds sprout.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 2; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Patriotic Picture Books

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Kaboom!

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

Saturday, July 4; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Science and art are the stars during these red white and blue days of family fun! Discover the secret ingredients that put the oohs and ahhs in fireworks; test your rocket design and send a mini-missile soaring; create patriotic art; and more!  You’ll be the hit of the parade with a light-up hat and noise maker you invent yourself! On Saturday evening, leave the car parked here and take the short stroll downtown for festivities and fireworks.

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

Messy Monday

Monday, July 6; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lisa Greco – Baby Birds on a Branch (unconventional painting)

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, July 7;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, July 8; 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Sun Catchers

Warm yourself in the garden and catch some rays in your very own sun catcher.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 9; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Dinosaurs Roar!

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Diggin’ Dinos     

Friday, July 10; 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lace up your boots, put on your sunscreen, and head to Discovery Center’s outdoor dinosaur quarry. Uncover a mystery; play with plaster; test your mastery of the Mesozoic in our dinosaur game show; and use your Cretaceous creativity. Touch real dinosaur bones; talk to a paleontologist; and get a feel for fossils in this hands-on day of fun in the dirt!

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

 

Messy Monday

Monday, July 13; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Discovery Center Art Intern (salt painting)

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, July 14;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, July 15; 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Bees

Check out the buzz in the garden! Look at a honeycomb, learn what a beekeeper does and make a hively craft to take home.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 16; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Exploring Outerspace

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Journey to Mars

Friday, July 17; 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Attend an astronaut academy and become part of the engineering team that designs the wheels for a Mars Rover. Then check your trajectory; sample astronaut food; and get ready to blast off to the red planet! Attend a special planetarium show; view a NASA presentation; and more!   

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

 

Messy Monday

Monday, July 20; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Ingrid Hyde – Art is Like a Cupcake (sculpture)

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, July 21;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, July 22; 10:30 a.m. to Noon


Bean Mosaics

Using paper, glue and lots of beans, create a mosaic of your very own.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 23; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Hop to It!

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Mission: Minecraft

Friday, July 24; 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

     

Get your hands on real ore and examine rocks as you dig in and gather the materials needed to fashion a fortress. Transform minerals into metal; harness the sun’s energy; make a zombie deflector; and practice your building skills. Transform physics, math, and chemistry into survival tools you can use in this hands-on adaptation of the popular game!

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

 

Messy Monday

Monday, July 27; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Tasha Nesisewander – Flubber

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, July 28;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, July 29; 10:30 a.m. to Noon

 

Scavenger Hunt

Can you find all the hidden surprises in the Secret Garden? Find all the objects to win a prize.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, July 30; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Crunchy and Chewy Stories

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Gettin’ Corny

Friday, July 31; 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

                  

How many ways do we use corn? Explore the many facets of this incredibly versatile plant as we manufacture biodegradable plastic; invent a popcorn topping; concoct a non-Newtonian fluid; witness ethanol explosions; sample sugars; make a-maize-ing art; and even take part in corny math!

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

 

Messy Monday

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

 

Lana Hartgraves – Tree of Life (mixed media)

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, August 4;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, August 5; 10:30 a.m. to Noon

 

Smells

Use your nose to identify a variety of plants that grow in a garden.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, August 6; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Brrrr …. Snowy Stories

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Frozen

Friday, August 7; 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.    

Liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and instant snow are just the beginning of this chilly experience. Check yourself for brain freeze; toss a snowball at the target; make a melty masterpiece; and see what Olaf can teach you about science! Come in costume!  Bring your gloves!

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

 

Mornings of Fun for Everyone

Saturday, August 8; 9:00 am - 10:00 am

We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge before the museum opens to the general public. 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. Call 815-972-2839 or email sues@discoverycentermuseum.org.

 

Messy Monday

Monday, August 10; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Sue Stevens – Pasta Stain Glass Windows

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, August 11;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow

Wednesday, August 12; 10:30 a.m. to Noon

 

Trees

Get hands-on with tree bark, find out how old a tree is by counting its rings and make a plaque to hang on your door.

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Secret Garden Story Time

Thursday, August 13; 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Drip, Drop … Soggy Stories

Join us in the Secret Garden each Thursday from 11-11:30 am for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week.

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Whoosh and Sploosh

Friday, August 14; 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

          

What fun you’ll have with drips and drops and breezes and gusts on this wacky day when liquids and gases take center stage. Use wind and water to create a work of art! Defy gravity; make a toy; and take part in science demos that will blow you away! Dress to get wet and wind-blown!

Family Fridays Presenting Sponsor.

 

 

 

Messy Monday

Monday, August 17; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Bruce Quast – Cartooning

Drop by the Discovery Center on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm this summer for Messy Mondays. Local artists will lead children in creating make-and-take art projects.

 

 

Blacklight Tuesday

Tuesday, August 18;  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Create designs and patterns using florescent shapes and letters in blacklight!

Included with museum admission.

 

Mornings of Fun for Everyone

Saturday, October 10; 9:00 am - 10:00 am

We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge before the museum opens to the general public. 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. Call 815-972-2839 or email sues@discoverycentermuseum.org.

 

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