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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 Jan 27, 2018 8:30 am until 10:00 am
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Members Only
Enjoy this special members’ preview opportunity to explore the new Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibition, have your photo taken with Curious George himself, and enjoy a yummy snack. This event is FREE to Members. Please RSVP here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5XW2K3
From Jan 27, 2018 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Transport yourself to the neighborhood where everyone’s favorite monkey lives and explore a world of science and engineering. Little ones can build, maneuver, and manipulate in this colorful hands-on exhibition that encourages creativity through direct experience and problem solving opportunities.
From Feb 01, 2018 until Feb 01, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Feb 08, 2018 until Feb 08, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Feb 08, 2018 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
$1 members/ $11 public Throw on your PJs and visit Discovery Center for an evening of monkeying around! Enjoy sleepy time stories, sing songs, make crazy crafts, and enjoy a special bedtime snack. Meet Curious George and snap a photo with him! Registration required—register online by Wednesday, February 7.
From Feb 11, 2018 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
We’re dishing up ice cream sundaes for this annual event!
From Feb 15, 2018 until Feb 15, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Feb 17, 2018 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Try out drawing techniques presented by professional cartoonist Bruce Quast. Practice cartooning skills and pick up new tips and methods for sketching Curious George and other characters.
From Feb 19, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events, Messy Mondays
Messy Monday - Paintsicles. Messy Mondays are in the Art Studio from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and are included with museum admission.
From Feb 22, 2018 until Feb 22, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Feb 24, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Crank up your cranium and see how great it feels to solve problems like an engineer!
From Mar 01, 2018 until Mar 01, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 08, 2018 until Mar 08, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 10, 2018 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Get ready for National Agriculture Week with cute crafts and amazing activities!
From Mar 15, 2018 until Mar 15, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 19, 2018 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
We all know Curious George. But what about his creators, Hans and Margret Rey? From fleeing Nazi held Paris on handmade bicycles to encounters with exotic animals in Brazil, the Reys lived lives of adventure that are reflected in the pages of one of the most treasured children’s book series of all time. 711 N Main St, Rockford; in the theater Doors Open 6:30 p.m., $5 cover, cash bar Film begins at 7 p.m.
From Mar 22, 2018 until Mar 22, 2018 12:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Join us every Thursday morning in the theater for Curious George stories and activities. Our favorite monkey will drop by for photos and fun! Included with Museum admission. Admission to Curious George Exhibition additional.
From Mar 24, 2018 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
Did you know that singing greeting cards, no-stain fabric, touch screens and mood rings each owe their remarkable abilities to nanotechnology?
From Mar 26, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.
From Mar 27, 2018 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
At 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA Categories: Special Events
Keep your brain engaged over spring break with fun creative activities and live science demonstrations.