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Discovery Center Museum

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The Discovery Center is place for imagination, a stimulating enviorment filled with interactive experiences for families

A hands on experience that will stimulate the imagination of children. It allows everyone to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marengo, Illinois
Fun for All

My Aunt took my wife, kids, and I here. My son who is two throughly enjoyed it. He ran around and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-7204
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Reviewed yesterday

A hands on experience that will stimulate the imagination of children. It allows everyone to discovery the wonders of nature, experiencing how things work, and many exhibits for the whole family to enjoy together.

Thank lanacarlson47
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Aunt took my wife, kids, and I here. My son who is two throughly enjoyed it. He ran around and played with every exhibit he could get his hands on. Our 10 month old daughter enjoyed the water station and the small kid section....More

Thank Zambrewzers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great educational place to visit if you're in the area! So much fun for kids/Adults of all ages. Everything is hands on fun! They change some things so there is always something new! We come twice a year!

Thank silvertiger1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 adults were kept entertained-so was the 3 year old. Will probably return next year if we have time.

Thank dougandbrenda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have brought my grand kids here several times. At every age they have enjoyed different areas of this hands on museum. You don't have to tell them'no' all day long, they are encouraged to touch and interact with everything. So fun!

Thank mpaluzzi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the top children's museums in the nation. It offers numerous hands on interactive experiences. They currently host a peace mural painted by area youth. It is adjacent to other museums, including an art museum and natural history museum.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Riverfront Museum Park is a shared space for non-profits. The Discovery Center is a marvelous place for young children, the Rockford Dance Company trains children, teens and mature adults, the art museum, plus offices for the symphony. And all of this is next door...More

Thank carlson9899
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The discovery center is a big hit with children and youth. I always enjoy it too. There are lots of interactive features as well as things t look at.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for our 6 & 4 year old grandkids. We were there for about two hours late on a Friday afternoon. It was not crowded, and they enjoyed going from activity to another. Only made it to Tot Spot, but will go back...More

Thank WHR8
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a wonderful place to are kids. It’s both fun and educational. My nieces really had fun with the inside exhibits and the outside ones as well.

Thank SueInClearwater
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July 27, 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
July 4, 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