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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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Fun for All Ages

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Kayla H
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 

Rockford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Discovery Center is a wonderful hands-on childrens' museum for all ages. The areas of interest are very interactive and kids of all ages find many activities both inside and out. Our grandchildren do not want to leave! This is a gem in Rockford.

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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 grandchildren enjoy our museum and that you mentioned that we have activities both inside and out! No matter what the weather or temperature, there is fun to be had here!! Come back soon! More 

Durand, IL
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you have children up to about 11 years of age and you're in the Rockford area, this is a must. So much to do the kids will be sorry when you say time to leave. And, if they or you take the time to explain some things, they'll get an educational benefit as well -- but the fun can... 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 are so pleased that you and your grandchildren enjoy your visits with us. We strive to do exactly what you said...be a fun and educational place for visitors of all ages! Thanks again and come back soon! More 

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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Inside and outside activities to keep the kids, teens and parents occupied for a whole day await you at this fantastic science-based museum. It's located in a beautiful spot on the Rock River so be sure to venture down there after the museum. Next door and conveniently connected to the Discovery Center is The Burpee Museum of Natural History which... More 

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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 and our museum campus! We think you gave a great description of not only the fun that visitors of all ages have at Discovery Center, but of some interesting other places right here at Riverfront Museum Park...the Burpee Museum of Natural History and the Rockford Dance Company.... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have a lot of great museums in Wisconsin, and have gone to Chicago many times. Wanting something new on our way to Columbus, OH, we stopped in Rockford. Only reason I regret stopping is that it made COSI, one of our destination attractions, fair poorly in comparison. The Discovery Center seemed cleaner and better maintained, and it had a... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Discovery Center Museum. Your review brought a smile to my face and I shared it with our staff to brighten their day. Our staff and board work very hard to make our children's science museum one of the best in the nation. We all believe in our mission to excite children... More 

Rockford, IL
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We brought our niece and nephew to the Discovery Center and they had a wonderful afternoon - even my then 25 year old son enjoyed the experience with them.

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

Thank you for your recent review of Discovery Center Museum. We are so glad you and your niece and nephew enjoyed your visit. And, as you said, even adults enjoy the experience! We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very neat place for some family fun! Every time we go we have a blast. Will definitely go back. You can pack a lunch and make a day of it.

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

Thank you for your recent trip and review of Discovery Center. We love hearing from our visitors and are so glad your family "had a blast" as you said! We hope you visit again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Discovery Center Museum

Address: 711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL
Phone Number: (815) 963-6769
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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