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Discovery Center Museum

711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6990
+1 815-963-6769
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great family place

I love this place! I buy yearly passes for my sons and their families as a Christmas gift each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tori M
Wonderful place for kids of all ages

We have taken our grand-niece there several times. She particularly enjoyed her recent visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
waynedust
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Rockford, Illinois
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711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place! I buy yearly passes for my sons and their families as a Christmas gift each year. They go a lot on rainy days, or just something fun to do with the family. With the pass, they don't feel like they have...More

Thank Tori M
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your family's experiences with others. Gift memberships make wonderful gifts for the whole family! We are happy your family appreciates them and takes advantage of spending fun, quality time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken our grand-niece there several times. She particularly enjoyed her recent visit, playing with numerous things that she had not played with before. Then coming back to her old favorites that she has played with since she was three--she is seven now. The...More

Thank waynedust
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your recent review and rating of Discovery Center. We are so happy to read that you take your grand-niece here - how nice for both her and you to spend time together. We are also happy to read that as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nationally-ranked in the Top Five—and always adding some exciting new experience! This is deservedly Rockford’s pride and joy.

Thank maryann20149
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We could not have said it better ourselves! Thanks so much for the review and rating.

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I two kids, parents, brother, and his kids all went to the Discovery Center earlier this year. A wonderful place for the kids to play and learn. Adults have a great time too. We will be going back.

Thank pinter2329
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review and rating. We truly appreciate it and are happy to read that your extended family visit the museum together, play together and learn together! We love hearing stories of multiple generations visiting the museum together.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Love taking the grandchildren and children to the Discovery Center. Great place to learn scientific principles from hands on experiments and displays. Would definitely recommend this to anyone with children.

Thank jzwilder
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review and rating of Discovery Center. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and love that 3 generations of your family enjoy your visits here and appreciate the science content we offer!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Included in a party price for our 6 year old grandson was entry to the Discovery center, cupcakes, party favors and juice. The outdoor play area is a favorite on a nice day. Take a picnic lunch and let the kids run safely free. The...More

Thank Gram2Twinz
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you very much for the review and rating. We appreciate you taking the time to share your birthday party experience with readers and are happy your family enjoyed their party and time here! We hope you visit again soon (and have more parties here!!).

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We're discovery center members, which if you live in the area, is well worth the money. If you're just visiting it's a great way to spend the day with your kids, inside and outside fun. Our toddler loves the tot spot classes!

Thank Angela C
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Angela, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and rate us. Thank you, too, for being Discovery Center members and enjoying our Tot Spot classes in addition to our museum exhibits.

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from Denver and took our grandchildren here for a few hours. There was so much to see and do. Very educational without being overly. Lots of hands on activities. The outdoor area is awesome. You could easily spend an entire day here.

Thank TCS_MCS
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We were on our way through town and stopped in for the afternoon. We ended up staying until it closed at 5pm. It was amazing! We have four young kids who loved this place. From the moment you walk in there are tons of activities....More

Thank LegalMommy
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you vey much for taking the time to review and rate us. We are so happy you found our little gem on your way through town! And we are thrilled to read that your 4 kids all enjoyed their time here. We hope you...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you haven't been here you NEED to go! I don't know who has more fun the adults or the kids! It's hours of learning made fun so many cool exhibits! I take my niece and nephew once a year and had made wonderful memories...More

Thank nutsandlunes
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Reading your review was a great start to our day at Discovery Center! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with others...we appreciate it. Thanks, too, for letting us be a part of creating great memories for your niece,...More

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Sheti
27 July 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
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Lauren P
4 July 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
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