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Discovery Center Museum

711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL
(815) 963-6769
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great for kids of all ages. Friendly staff and fun hands-on activities. Really needed more than a few hours there.

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

Thank you for your complimentary words about Discovery Center Museum. We hope you visit again soon! More

Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My grandkids have been visiting for a month, so we decided to take the short road trip up to Rockford (about 75 minutes from where we live near Chicago). After our picnic lunch, we entered the museum and the rest is history. My grandkids are 4 and 7. They immediately started touching, moving, and otherwise interacting the hands on exhibits.... More

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

Thanks so much for your great review. We are happy that you and your grandchildren ALL had a good time. And thanks for the mention to "unplug" and play with the kids...that's just what we hope for! More

Hamburg, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An interactive attraction for children. There is also a small planetarium that is fun for all ages. Wondering how to keep the kids from getting bored ~ this is your place~!

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

Thanks for your positive review! We are glad your family enjoyed their visit. We pride ourselves on having something fun and educational for people of all ages. Come back again! More

Rochelle, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I think Grandpa had just as much fun as the grandchildren did. It is fun for all ages. There is a separate area for Toddlers so there are things to do at their level. The cost is well worth it and if you know you will be going back you can get a membership. Other museum memberships give a discount... More

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

We are glad to read that Grandpa had as much fun as the kids....that's what we strive for! Visit us again soon! We will open a new temporary exhibit August 23 - January 4 called Build It! Make It! We think you and the grandkids will all enjoy it! More

rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Visited with my 6 and 7 year old grandsons. The center consist of 2 floors of indoor play areas and an enclosed outdoor project playworks type area that includes picnic tables and a secret garden. The boys were on the go from the moment we walked in directing me to take the "adult way" (steps) to the 2nd floor while... More

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Rockford IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Discovery Center was very interesting and my daughter and niece loved it. It kept the interest of my one year old and four year old niece. It was very informative and entertaining. I actually learned a few things. I also like it because they change the theme often so it is never the same thing when I go and... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a fantastic place for recreation for kids in Rockford. Wish we had an exact copy where we live. There are indoor and outdoor areas, both well equipped with things kids can get their hands on and experiment. The planetarium show was also much appreciated.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have visited here with our grandchildren each time we visit Rockford and there is always something NEW to see and do. The kids are always anxious to visit and enjoy the various exhibits. Even adults can learn a lot of things. You should consider a membership as a gift for your family. It is a REAL VALUE!

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a great museum for all ages! Two families with kids ranging in ages of 3-11 took the trip from Lake Zurich to Rockford to enjoy this little gem of a place. I had avoided it for so long due to the 1.5 hour ride but I have to say it was so worth it. Fun, dynamic, hands-on, diverse, modern... More

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Lena
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Something here for everyone .. the little boys enjoyed the car they could be mechanics on, and they enjoyed playing with their mom in the playhouse. Fun with a quilt will interest grandma, and lots of scientific fun that will interest dad and grandpa. Put yourself inside a giant bubble ... play water games with each other, climb through the... More

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