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Discovery Center Museum

711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6990
+1 815-963-6769
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Fun for all ages

I love bringing my family and relatives of all ages here because we all have fun. Plus it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emily Gayle S
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Rockford, Illinois
Full of fun

The Discovery Center is one of our kids favorite places. They have tons of science and math based... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maria K
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711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6990
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Reviewed yesterday

I love bringing my family and relatives of all ages here because we all have fun. Plus it is educational for the kids (and adults)!

Thank Emily Gayle S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Discovery Center is one of our kids favorite places. They have tons of science and math based exhibits and activities for my seven year old and an amazing agriculture exhibit and Tot Spot (with tons of pretend play areas including a UPS plane and...More

Thank Maria K
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Maria, thank you for your review and rating. We appreciate you taking the time to describe our museum in such detail and we are happy to read about all the things your families enjoys to do here! When we have special events on various weekends,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got free pass from my colleague.2 hours of non-stop play for my son. I recommend this place kids.

Thank Rajesh K
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Rajesh, Thank you for your recent review and 5-star rating of Discovery Center. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are pleased to read you and your son enjoyed your time here. We hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite place to take the kids when it is rainy or we need to get out of the house. The exhibits are ever changing

Thank Yvonne D
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Yvonne, thank you for your review and response. We're glad you and your kids enjoy visiting us and appreciate our changing exhibits. Come back this summer for our temporary exhibition, Hello from Japan!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Value and fun place to visit. It is a hands on place for everyone and keeps the kids busy and happy. A fun time for all. Well kept place and plenty of interactive exhibits.

Thank Raiderfan357
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and rating. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience with others! We are happy to read you enjoyed the museum and had a good time. We hope you return soon.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

So much fun for the family. Always a treat to go. The displays and activity centers are a great learning tool and a blast for kids and adults.

Thank Scott R
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Scott, thanks so much for your review and 5-star rating. We appreciate you taking time to review us! We are glad to read both your kids and you have fun and learn here!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I take my grandkids there all the time since I live here in Rockford, IL. I have a grandpass. Teens enjoy it more occasionally, but 12 and under, they could go everyday. There are so many things to do and adults are able to interact...More

Thank lindaloca1956
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review and rating! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. We are so happy that you and your grandkids can enjoy the museum together. We're also glad that you feel the grandparent pass is...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We took our 2 year old daughter, she loved it! There is a "Tot Spot" for toddlers with lots of interactive features, a water table, and even a pretend campground. They also offer special exhibits and family events (my wife and I attended their art...More

Thank Popcorn84
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and 5-star rating for Discovery Center. We are happy to read you and your daughter enjoyed the museum and, in particular, our Tot Spot gallery. our outdoor park is a very fun area for kids to explore...even 2-year-olds love...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very educational. Fun for children and parents. There are many things to see and do. A family could spend an entire day here, between all the educational things and the play area outside.More

Thank Cheryl L
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Cheryl, thank you for your recent review of Discovery Center. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. We are pleased to read that you find our exhibits fun and educational for both kids and parents. That is exactly what we...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews, I was skeptical it would entertain my 11 & 13 year old. They enjoyed themselves and so did my husband. If you are looking for something that is only a couple hours, highly recommended.More

Thank Micaya777
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Micaya, Thanks so much for your review and 5-star rating. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us and others! We are pleased that your 11 and 13-year olds enjoyed themselves. Often, people assume we are only for younger children, as most children's museums are....More

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Sheti
Would a 10-year-old boy enjoy this
28 July 2016|
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Response from Dawn F | Reviewed this property |
This discovery center has fun for nearly every age and enough variety and diversity that areas may remain favorites each visit but the activity that grabs their attention enough to spend their time exploring is different. So... More
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_tammijonesrn
I am thinking of bringing my 10 and 14 year old to the museum. Are they too old to enjoy the activities? I have heard it may not be of interest to an older child.
9 July 2016|
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Lauren P
Would adults have fun at the museum?? Or is it geared more for kids?
5 July 2016|
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Response from Michael R | Property representative |
Hello! Discovery Center is a children's science museum, but because of the science-related exhibits and content, many adults find our museum interesting and fun as well. We see people here on dates or in groups for something... More
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