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Frozen

Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61103
Liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and instant snow are just the beginning of this chilly experience. Check yourself for brain freeze, toss a snowball at the target, make a melty masterpiece, and see what Olaf can teach you about science! Come in costume! Bring your gloves! All activities are included with Discovery Center admission. (Discovery Center offers free parking and is handicap accessible.)

Ann Marie Walker
(815) 963-6769
annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org



Gettin' Corny

Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford,IL 61103
How many ways do we use corn? Explore the many facets of this incredibly versatile plant as we manufacture biodegradable plastic, invent a popcorn topping, concoct a non-Newtonian fluid, witness ethanol explosions, sample sugars, make a-maize-ing art, and even take part in corny math! All activities are included with Discovery Center admission. (Discovery Center offers free parking and is handicap accessible.)

Ann Marie Walker
(815) 963-6769
annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org



Mission: Minecraft

Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61103
Get your hands on real ore and examine rocks as you dig in and gather the materials needed to fashion a fortress. Transform minerals into metal, harness the sun’s energy, make a zombie deflector, and practice your building skills. Transform physics, math, and chemistry into survival tools you can use in this hands-on adaptation of the popular game! All activities are included with Discovery Center admission. (Discovery Center offers free parking and is handicap accessible.)

Ann Marie Walker
(815) 963-6769
annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org



Journey to Mars

Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61103
Attend an astronaut academy and become part of the engineering team that designs the wheels for a Mars Rover. Then check your trajectory, sample astronaut food, and get ready to blast off to the red planet! Attend a special planetarium show, view a NASA presentation, and more! All activities are included with Discovery Center admission. (Discovery Center offers free parking and is handicap accessible.)

Ann Marie Walker
(815) 963-6769
annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org



Diggin' Dinos

Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61103
Lace up your boots, put on your sunscreen, and head to Discovery Center’s outdoor dinosaur quarry. Uncover a mystery, play with plaster, test your mastery of the Mesozoic in our dinosaur game show, and use your Cretaceous creativity. Touch real dinosaur bones, talk to a paleontologist, and get a feel for fossils in this hands-on day of fun in the dirt! All activities are included with Discovery Center admission. (Discovery Center offers free parking and is handicap accessible.)

Ann Marie Walker
(815) 963-6769
annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org



Whoosh and Sploosh

Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61103
What fun you’ll have with drips and drops and breezes and gusts on this wacky day when liquids and gases take center stage. Use wind and water to create a work of art! Defy gravity, make a toy, and take part in science demos that will blow you away! Dress to get wet and wind-blown! All activities are included with Discovery Center admission. (Discovery Center offers free parking and is handicap accessible.)

Ann Marie Walker
(815) 963-6769
annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org