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Discovery Center Museum

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Address: 711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL
Phone Number: (815) 963-6769
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Funtastic!

An amazing museum for kids (and adults, too!) Keeps mr grandchildren, ages 2,3,4, entertained for hours!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing museum for kids (and adults, too!) Keeps mr grandchildren, ages 2,3,4, entertained for hours!

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Grandparent pass is totally worth it. Kids love this place. Keeps them busy for hours indoors and outdoors. Staff is polite.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My grandson, 7 years old, and I enjoyed our visit. We were there all day bring a picnic lunch with us. He had great fun and has continued to reflect on his memories of all the things he enjoyed there. He enjoyed the Science demonstration we attended as well as all the interactive displays throughout both floors of the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with your young children. Lots of hands on exhibits to stimulate their imaginations. VERY kid-friendly.

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West Dundee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We live in West Dundee yet we trek out to this museum and have a membership here because our 3 year old son enjoys this museum so much. There are 2 floors of exhibits and it is great for kids from infant-12. They do a great job explaining what the kids should be learning and there is always something that... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We live an hour's drive away, and this is the #1 destination for our young grandchildren (ages nine and under) any time of year. There is so much to do and explore, plan on being here for most of the day. Indoors there are two floors of hands-on science and learning activities, including a separate toddler play zone and a... More 

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

Hello Karen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Discovery Center Museum. i think others will find value in your detailed review and we agree with everything you said! We have 2 great temporary exhibitions coming up soon your family might enjoy. Build It Make It open Sept. 26-Jan.3. It is all about building and creating things. Kids... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So my friends and I are adults and my niece is 14 and we had a blast here. There is so much to do and learn. The price was great and you get a discount if you go to one of the other museums in the area. The staff were really cool and the content was great. As a teacher... More 

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

Dear Kayla, Thanks so much for your recent review of Discovery Center Museum. We are thrilled to hear about a group of adults and a teenager enjoying the museum! And thanks for the plug about field trips! We see about 15,000 kids a year here on school field trips, but we'd love to see more! And thanks for noting the... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A fun place for kids and grown-ups alike! Years ago, I took my kids to the Discovery Center and enjoyed it as much as they did! Always a variety of favorite activities and new exhibits to explore. My kids took several classes over the years there that were interesting and fun. Now I am returning with my grandchildren almost every... More 

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

Thanks so much for your recent review of Discovery Center Museum. We love hearing stories of multiple generations enjoying our museum! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My 4 year old had a blast! He was all over the place with excitement. There were a lot of cool things to do. I highly recommend this museum.

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

Thanks so much for your recent visit and review of Discovery Center Museum. We are glad you and your 4-year-old had so much fun. We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for kids to learn and play. We like taking the Grandkids. Science, playing in the kitchen and running around in the back are great activities on the wonderful playground.

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

Thanks so much for your recent review of Discovery Center Museum. We strive to be a great place for kids to learn and play, just like you said! We are glad you and your grandchildren enjoy coming here. We hope you visit us again soon. We've added a whole new exhibit gallery on electricity since your October visit. And summer... More 

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