Discovery Center Museum, Rockford

4.8
#2 of 16 in Things to do in Rockford
Hands-on exhibits encourage children of all ages to play, explore, create and, ultimately, discover the joy of learning! Exhibits relate to math, color & light, Midwest wild weather, agriculture, communication, health and the human body, nanoscience, the science of sports and more. Discovery Center also boosts an award-winning outdoor park. Visit soon and see why Discovery Center Museum is ranked the #4 children's museum in the nation by Child magazine and a top 12 museum by Forbes.com.
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  • My family has had a membership for the past year and we love visiting the Discovery Center. It just never gets old, especially for the younger kids. Mine are 5 and 7 and seem to learn something new ev...  more »
  • Kid's had such an exciting and learning experience. Kept them entranced the whole time. So many different activities.  more »
  • I'm so glad we visited and I wish we could have stayed longer! This place had a few familiar exhibits (tornado, bicycle electrical generators, ball ramps, etc) but most was stuff we hadn't seen before...  more »
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  • We love this place! So much to do and learn. Totally hands on. Helpful friendly staff. We are a Large family with 5 kids and 2 parents. Admission of 8$ per person maybe expensive totaling 56$. But yeah, they thought of that with family memberships at 90$ for a year which starts the date of purchase! Such a great option in our area should be shared! If you haven't been, go! Its a great time for the whole family!
  • One of the best children's museums in the country. There is a lot of hands on learning for your children. The prices are affordable and well worth it. They also have an outdoor park(also filled with educational toys). They have different special features. This month is curious George. They also have Clifford the big red dog on occasion. They have overnight "camp inns" you could have a birthday party here as well.
  • Wonderful place. Looked pretty clean. Staff was great. Perfect place to let the kids unwind. I have come here since I was a child, and I've continued to come back with my daughter.
  • We had a DuPage Children's Museum pass and they have an accord with them, so we thought we would check it out. Kids had an incredible time. We were there for 4 hours, in the middle of spring break, which was enough for me. We did not see everything even in that time. We did not bring a lunch, assuming there would be a snack shop. Wrong. That's my fault for not checking though. Instead we grabbed a pizza from the downtown area. We will come back to the museum for sure during the summer.
  • My kids (girls age 6 and 2 years old) LOVED it! They had so much fun! We stayed there for 4 hours. My kids didn't want to leave! We visited the museum 3 days ago and my 2 year old can't stop talking about how much fun she had and askes daily if we can go back. All of the interactive displays/activities are awesome for young kids. We all had such a good time that I plan on purchasing an annual family pass soon. I plan on packing a lunch the next time we go and taking advantage of the lunch room. Parking is free and the restrooms were nice and clean!
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