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Discovery Center Museum

711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-7204
+1 815-963-6769
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Kid's had such an exciting and learning experience. Kept them entranced the whole time. So many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leonard S
Chicago, IL
Very nice for older kids too!

I'm so glad we visited and I wish we could have stayed longer! This place had a few familiar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisle, Illinois
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711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-7204
+1 815-963-6769
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kid's had such an exciting and learning experience. Kept them entranced the whole time. So many different activities.

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 in Chicago suburban or St. Louis kids museums. Exhibits were...More

Thank AngieJan33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Discovery center is a child centered, hands-on approach to teaching children Science. It is a fun and creative place to spend an afternoon with children of all ages.

Thank Barb D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids, ages 4, 6, and 11 after the first week of winter break. We stayed about 4 hours and probably could have stayed longer. Fun for all ages. Even though there were a lot of people, it didn't feel crowded. So much to...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited numerous children's museums and this was one of the best! Can't wait to go back and check out the outside activities as we visited in winter. 2 boys 6 and 5 didn't lose interest after being there 3.5 hours and still didn't...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this high quality art museum in Rockford! Along with the permanent exhibit the installations & artist are the finest! Kathleen Kline

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This has got to be one of the best places to take small kiddos. Our grandson never ran out of new experiences. Science, farming, space & astronomy, economics, all presented to capture the imagination of kids of all ages. Picnic areas, child friendly restrooms.

1  Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My son loved this place! Especially when they had extra events. Lots of hands on exploring and an outside play area for the late spring, summer and early fall months. IMO, kids from toddler age to around 10 would enjoy this place the most.

Thank pitpat3
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a wonderful place to engage with your kids...they have tons of things that will keep everyone interested. I went on a rainy day with a four year old, and ran into a 16 yr old who was babysitting and having fun, and an...More

1  Thank maryallen99
Reviewed 6 November 2017

In January of 2017 visited with Grandkids and rate a 5, this time only a 4. This is still a great place for preschool to early Jr. High age children, but there were at least 5 exhibits that did not work. Some were marked some...More

Thank meyste
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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
Lauren P
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