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Discovery Center Museum Events

Jan 11, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Jan 20, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Jan 26, 2014 1:00am - 4:00pm
Feb 9, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Feb 17, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Feb 22, 2014 11:00am - 3:30pm
Mar 3, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 14, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 24, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 24, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mar 25, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 26, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 27, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 28, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mar 29, 2014 11:30am - 3:30pm
Apr 19, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Apr 21, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
May 4, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
May 10, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm
May 26, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm

Discovery Center Museum
711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL

Saturday, January 11th:  Let's Move, We Choose Health: Discovery Center teams up with local experts for this high-energy event.  Get to know how to keep your body working as we examine real human organs and learn what keeps them healthy.  Sample yummy grains and dairy, have a mini check-up and get your body on the go with Zumba! Sponsored in part by Northpointe and Mid-West Dairymen's Co.

Monday, January 20th:  Messy Mondays: feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and through out the summer.

Sunday, January 26th:  Sizzling Sunday: We have the sand and the maracas, you bring the sunglasses and sombreros. Wear your loudest shirt as we head south of the border, turn up the heat, and prepare for a fiesta -- Discovery Center style! Explore culture, food, and fun; hop into a volcano; enjoy live music by Frank Calvagna; and immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of Mexico.

Sunday, February 9th:  Chocolate Sundae Sunday: Join us for this delicious annual event! Enjoy a sundae you design yourself, create special valentine crafts, and delight in the toe-tapping tunes of the Auburn High School Jazz Ensemble. Sponsored in part by Dean Foods.

Monday, February 17th: Messy Mondays feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and through out the summer.

Saturday, February 22nd:  Discover Engeering: We're kicking off National Engineers Week as dozens of professional engineers from local firms set up shop in Discovery Center spaces to give kids and adults hands-on experiences. Engage your brain and conquer fun challenges, meet high school robotics teams, erect your own edifice, make-and-take some amazing stuff, and enjoy special science demonstrations.    Sponsored in part by TAC Rockford and the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers - Rockford Chapter.

Monday, March 3rd:  Messy Mondays: feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and through out the summer.

Saturday, March 15th:  Bubble Festival:  Tickets in advance:  $4 Public  ~  $3 Members
At the Door:      $5 Public   ~   $4 Members
Registration opens February 3; Museum admission is extra Discovery Center celebrates National Bubble Week with bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins live performances and sudsy science fun.  After the show, join us in the Bubble-Palooza Playground to test your soapy skill with bubble art and activities for the whole family! Sponsored in part by Alpine Bank.

Monday, March 14th:  Pi Day:  Pi (without the "e") is the Greek letter (Ï€) used in mathematics to represent the irrational number (3.14159) that results when dividing the circumference of a circle by it diameter. Join the celebration around the globe on 3/14 as we party and play with circles and shapes and puzzles and games!

Monday, March 24th: Messy Mondays: feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and through out the summer.

March 24th - March 28th:  Spring into Science: Grab your flip flops and cut off shorts. From bouncing beach balls to sculpting sand, jump-start your spring break with exciting science fun. Experience amazing science  demonstrations, explore the spring night sky in our planetarium show, and get hand-on with fresh art and creative crafts.

Saturday, March 29: Nano Day:  Explore the incredible infinitesimal world of Nano Science! Greeting cards that sing, fabric that stretches, and thermometers that turn color owe their remarkable properties to this cutting-edge technology. Meet real scientists, learn about future applications, and delve into special hands-on projects as you discover how tiny size can make an enormous difference.

Saturday, April 19: Egg Hunt:  Discovery Center joins Burpee Museum for this annual egg-stravaganza! Hop into your favorite museum to fill your basket with yummy treats. Kids 9 and under can look for eggs at 11:00 am and  1:00 pm. The rest of the time, children of all ages can create super springtime art and jump into egg-cellent fun.

Monday, April 21st: Messy Mondays: feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and through out the summer.

Sunday, May 4th: Monstrous Sunday: From whimsical to frightful, monsters are delightful. Come dressed as or bring your favorite monster for this mythical magical romp. Explore everyday physics principles that demystify movie magic. Plus, manufacture monstrous treats and create creature crafts. The place where science meets imagination will tease and please the little monster in all of us.

Saturday, May 10th: Astronomy Day: Discovery Center Celebrates National Astronomy Day with free planetarium shows, star maps, and glittery star crafts. Check out the inner workings of a telescope and take a close-up look at our star the Sun with the Rockford Amateur Astronomy Club. Sponsored in part by Astro-Physics.

Monday, May 26th: Messy Mondays: feature special theme-focused art projects with professional artists. Messy Monday dates occur on legal and school holidays and through out the summer.


 

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