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Discovery Center offers a myriad of special events, programs, classes and more.

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

To find out what is happening on any given day, please refer to the listings below or click on our Calendar.

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From Jul 27, 2017 11:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
Join us in the Secret Garden for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week based on the weekly theme. This week's theme is Under the Sea, and a Polynesian Princess will also be here making a special appearance!
From Jul 28, 2017 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Family Fridays
Immerse yourself in this time-honored matsuri and make a wish, create traditional decorations, or put together a kite.
From Jul 31, 2017 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Messy Mondays
Messy Monday - Aboriginal Bracelets with Pam Peterson. Messy Mondays are in the Art Studio from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and are included with museum admission.
From Aug 02, 2017 10:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
Explore hands-on gardening activities each Wednesday in the Secret Garden. This week Bird Bracelets.
From Aug 03, 2017 11:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
Join us in the Secret Garden for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week based on the weekly theme. This week's theme is Stop and Smell the Roses, and Belle will also be here making a special appearance!
From Aug 04, 2017 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Family Fridays
Use real tools and real materials to create amazing projects in our Make It Workshop, where you can build cool things and take them home!
From Aug 05, 2017 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Family Fridays
Use real tools and real materials to create amazing projects in our Make It Workshop, where you can build cool things and take them home!
From Aug 07, 2017 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Messy Mondays
Messy Monday - Manga Drawing with Bruce Quast. Messy Mondays are in the Art Studio from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and are included with museum admission.
From Aug 09, 2017 10:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
Explore hands-on gardening activities each Wednesday in the Secret Garden. This week Smells.
From Aug 10, 2017 11:30 am until 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Secret Garden Summer Series
Join us in the Secret Garden for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft each week based on the weekly theme. This week's theme is Wonderful Worms.
From Aug 12, 2017 9:00 am until 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 public.
From Aug 20, 2017 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Take in a special planetarium show, explore sun-moon-earth relationships, manipulate models of scale, size, and movement, and build tools to safely view the eclipse.
From Aug 21, 2017 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Take in a special planetarium show, explore sun-moon-earth relationships, manipulate models of scale, size, and movement, and build tools to safely view the eclipse.
From Sep 03, 2017 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Invent your own mascot, dress up in the kawaii shop, practice katakana writing, or tie a wish to the tree one more time before Hello From Japan! says goodbye.
From Sep 09, 2017 9:00 am until 9:30 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 10:30 am until 11:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 1:30 pm until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 2:30 pm until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.
From Sep 09, 2017 3:30 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join Discovery Center in welcoming bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins back for his live performances and sudsy science fun.