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Discovery Center Museum

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Address: 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-7204
Phone Number: (815) 963-6769
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This was the first time for us at the museum. We brought our grandchildren ages 3 and 1 1/2. They both loved it. The staff was awesome and the interactive activities really got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
RichG922
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Cedarville, Illinois
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Cedarville, Illinois
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time for us at the museum. We brought our grandchildren ages 3 and 1 1/2. They both loved it. The staff was awesome and the interactive activities really got the kids engaged. We spent about 2 hours and didn't get to go through everything. We look forward to going back to see and experience more. Wonderful... 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. We are so pleased your first visit was so fun for you and your grandchildren. And it is always nice to hear about our staff's interactions with visitors. We will let them know! Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently threw my mother in law a Birthday party her 60th it was beautiful very spacious and they let in 2 hrs before to decorate it was a great time!

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

Thanks so much for your review of Discovery Center. Many people don't realize that in addition to our great museum, we also have separate rooms to rent for anything from birthday parties, showers, company meetings or retreats, etc. We are glad you and your mother-in-law enjoyed your party here! More 

Rockton
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took yhe grand kids here this week and they had a ball, they did not even want to leave at closing time, they have a very nice variety of things to do for all agesthe ahe of my grand children is 3, 6 and 9, they all loved this place

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belvidere
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DIscovery center museum is a fun hands on experience. The exhibits are constantly updated and are very educational. Fun for adults, too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my 1 year old here to kill a couple of hours while our other children were nearby. Great variety of things to play with. The toddler and baby area were wonderful and clean (THANK YOU). Staff was friendly, Wish I would have discovered this place sooner.If you live nearby, get a pass for winder days!!

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Thank ShadowB2011
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recent visit and review of Discovery Center. We are so glad you and your 1-year-old enjoyed your time in Tot Spot and Baby Spot. We work diligently to keep our museum clean...especially in Tot Spot and Baby Spot! So glad you found it that way. I will pass that along to our staff so they... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was so much to do & only $8 a person to enter! We couldn't even do everything in the 3 hrs we were there....will return!! Name a intereste your child has & you'll find it there. Plus, there's a huge outdoor play area we misses due to time.

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Thank Mama20ne
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recent visit and review of Discovery Center. We are happy to read that even spending 3 hours here isn't enough time to enjoy everything. We hope next time you make time to visit our outdoor park. Kids and parents both love it! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place! I brought my 5 year old and 2 year old twins here on a rainy day. We spent 90% of our time in the tot area and that took up 2 hours! We spent our last 20 minutes in the ag area and they loved that as well. Can't wait to go back and enjoy the... More 

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

Jessie, Thanks so much for your recent visit and review of Discovery Center Museum. You had your hands full with a 5- year- old and 2-year old twins! We are so happy that they enjoyed the exhibits and had fun together. I know from personal experience how wonderful it is to find activities that all the kids enjoy and are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this museum for kids and adults alike. Lots to do, not crazy crowded and my kids think they're playing while they're actually learning. Total win-win for everyone.

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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. So glad you value both the fun and learning happening for your children. That's our goal! We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place with lots of educational fun stuff for the kids. My grandchildren were do overwhelmed. They didn't know what to play first.

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

Hello! Thank you for your recent visit and review of Discovery Center Museum. We are happy to hear your grandchildren saw so many great exhibits, they didn't know what to do first! We are also happy to read you saw the educational value in the fun the grandkids were having. We hope you and your family visit us again soon! More 

Georgia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We rented a room at this place for our Family Reunion Meet N Greet. The room was large and nice - has a large industrial kitchen right beside it for use. After eating, we were then able to tour through the Discovery Center Museum - very nice interactive place with lots to see and do. The kids enjoyed the museum,... 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. Having your family reunion here was an excellent idea! We are glad to read that you were able to utilize all we have to offer groups...nice private meeting spaces, a catering kitchen, our scenic riverwalk, as well as our outdoor playground and the museum itself. We host... More 

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