Discovery Center Museum is located on the Riverfront Museum Park campus, with the Rockford Art Museum and Burpee Museum of Natural History in downtown Rockford, Illinois. We're ideally located for a full day or two of education, adventure and family fun! Discovery Center is one of the top family attractions in Northern Illinois and has received recognition at the local, state, and national levels.


Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

New Year's Eve: Open  10:00 am to 5:00 pm

New Year's Day: Open  10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For lodging and additional attractions in the Rockford area, visit

Where We Are

Discovery Center Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 963-6769

Free Parking

Discovery Center has ample free parking

Admission Prices

Free - Members and children age one and younger

Membership Options

Discovery Center offers a variety of membership options. Memberships typically pay for themselves in just a few visits! Basic family memberships start at $85 for a full year. Learn more at Become a Member.

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What People are saying!

"One of the 10 Best Children's Museums"



"A ton of outstanding exhibits! Worth every penny!!! Maybe the best kids museum I've ever been to."

- Scout Leader


"Big city museums aside, Discovery Center Museum is definitely the best children's museum we have visited!"

- Visit Flyover Country


"One of the 12 Best Children's Museums"

- Forbes Magazine