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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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Great for kids!!!

Always fun but especially in the summer when you can go outside! Perfect for 10ish and under. traveling exhibits make the experience a bit different each time

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
justus2girls
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rockford, ill
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rockford, ill
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always fun but especially in the summer when you can go outside! Perfect for 10ish and under. traveling exhibits make the experience a bit different each time

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Rockford
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We take the grandkids multiple times throughout the year. Even though they are now 8 and 10, the exhibits always keep them learning and entertained. If you live close by, the grandparents pass is a good value and can get you into other museums across the United States.

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Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun! Daughter loves playing here. I think some updating to the area geared towards kids over 6 needs updating. The make it take it exhibit is one of our faves! The volunteers could be more friendly....

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Davenport, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here today on an impulse and it was well worth the drive from the Quad Cities. Very well designed and great interactive elements throughout. We were as entertained as our 7 year old son was! Large variety of educational and entertaining exhibits - really a good time for all of us, and they have reciprocity with ASTC museums which... 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. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit...especially after traveling from the Quad Cities! You happened to visit on the opening weekend of a traveling exhibit on Clifford The Big Red Dog. We are not usually that busy on a weekend! Isn't the reciprocity a great thing? So glad... More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing for kids 5-8. Need something to do on that cold weekend. Here is the ideal pace. $8 a person or $85 for the year. We rolled the dice and went with the yearly pass. Smart choice and we live an hour away. So where do I start! This is a place that should bring out the... More 

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Michael R, associate director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recent visit to Discovery Center and your great review. We are so pleased you decided to buy a membership! We definitely have a science focus and are happy to read that YOU enjoyed the science exhibits as well as your kids. We work hard to provide exhibits, programs and special events that cater to a... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great for all ages. My grandma and I go her to the art museum all the time. Everyone is always nice an helpful. Its always great to see the new exhibits. I also like the discovery center its a great place to take my nieces and nephews. Especially since I still have fun there.

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Thank Dancinggirl89
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 that not only your nieces and nephews enjoy our exhibits, but you do too! We are also glad that you visit our neighbor, the Rockford Art Museum. We are fortunate to be part of a wonderful museum campus, where there is something for everyone to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There are so many creative, engineered, and different exhibits for children and adults. This is a family museum for all to participate. Science, food, art, automotive, agricultural, medical etc. and the building and creating the different activities to make.There also is an outdoor science park. There are new exhibits that are constantly displayed.during the year. This is a reasonable priced... More 

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Michael R, associate director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Discovery Center and the glowing review you gave us! You got it right on the mark...we are a science-focused interactive museum for the whole family! We are happy you enjoyed our Build It! Make It! exhibit. We created that temporary exhibit and we've gotten a wonderful response for both kids and... More 

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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

these exhibits educate lots of people. great exhibits and outdoor science park. must attend for people of all ages.

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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 even more pleased to read that you recognize and appreciate the science content and general educational opportunities we offer both kids and adults! Visit us again soon :) More 

Rochelle, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My 10 year old daughter jumps for joy when we say that we're going here! She did the same when she was 3! I live this place because you can take a seat, and let your kids run wild, or just let your inner child loose with them!

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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're so glad we've been a favorite spot of your daughter's for so long! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

There are so many features at this museum....so many hands on experiences for children and adults. Their is a TV studio where the kids can be the anchor...there is a fun bubble maker that surrounds the child...a human skeleton to assemble and untold other "hands on" displays and activities on two floors.

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We hope you will visit again soon. More 

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