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Discovery Center Museum

Address: 711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL
Phone Number: (815) 963-6769
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Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
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Type: Children's museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rockford, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is our first year that we will not be renewing our membership...as the children get older, the less there is to do with them. Being members for so long, they have seen it all and their ever changing imagination center, dubbed the Tot Spot is now something that they don't allow children over 6 to use...this is their favorite... More 

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Byron, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took our 3 1/2 and 18 month old grandsons to the little kids area - we all loved it. So nicely done. They especially enjoyed the water table and the trains. As they grow there's so much more for them to do. Highly recommended!

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Rockford, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is the best in the area. It has all kinds of interactive exhibits for kids and is fun for the adults as well.

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Rockford, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I take my grandkids there on routine basis. Fun, educational, interactive. My grandkids love it. They have permanent plus changing exhibits. In summer they have a large outdoor interactive water play area and many other interactive ativities.

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the venue, parking was plentiful, exhibits were very busy, but still accessible for our granddaughter (who is 2). the outside area was captivating to her...and me. Took a little while to get into the vibe of the place for our granddaughter, but then took to it like a duck to water. Everyone else seemed to be having a... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My kids have loved this place from pre-k. My 14 year old just took her best friend who is new in town and they had a blast. They'll go back again in the summer to check out the exterior fun (too cold in February)

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janesville, wi
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are many great activities for kids to enjoy here. It appears to be a pretty small area until one starts to explore and finds all the amazing things it has to offer. The fitness area is really neat with several competitive activities to take part in. I highly recommend this place for those with younger children and those who... More 

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

Thanks so much for the nice review of Discovery Center. We are glad you liked the fitness area (Body Shop). We just renovated that area in the last few months. People really seem to enjoy the new exhibits we added...and they are great for all ages! Come back when it's warmer so you can enjoy our outdoor park as well. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It kept our 3yr old entertained for hours and great value for money. It also gave us somewhere to go away from the terrible CoCo Keys resort and clocktower hotel!

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

Thanks so much for the good review! We are so pleased you and your young daughter had a great time with us. We hope you will return soon. More 

Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Clean and good value. When we visited at the 2014 Christmas Eve, there aren't many people. My daughter and I are the only audience to their planetarium. Despite that, the two staffs still work very hard and we had a wonderful discussions and learning experiences. We will come back during summer for its outdoor water park!

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

Thanks for your good review! We are so pleased you and your daughter had a good time here on Christmas Eve. We'd love to have you come back this summer and visit our outdoor park. We do have a nice water play area...no swimsuit necessary...just stand at the huge water trough and play with nozzles to spray water, watch toy... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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150 reviews 150 reviews
62 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Kids are entertained on two levels of indoor and an outdoor play area. Was busy since kids were off on holiday break, and glad we arrived at opening.

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

Thanks for visiting Discovery Center. Holiday break is indeed a busy time for us! We are glad you enjoyed both floors of exhibits as well as our fantastic outdoor pay area. Watch for new exhibits in 2015! More 

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