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Discovery Center Museum

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Address: 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6990
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+1 815-963-6769
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The Discovery Center is one of our kids favorite places. They have tons of science and math based exhibits and activities for my seven year old and an amazing agriculture exhibit... read more

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Maria K
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Discovery Center is one of our kids favorite places. They have tons of science and math based exhibits and activities for my seven year old and an amazing agriculture exhibit and Tot Spot (with tons of pretend play areas including a UPS plane and an amazing water table) for my five year old. The outdoor play area makes me... More 

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Thank Maria K
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got free pass from my colleague.2 hours of non-stop play for my son. I recommend this place kids.

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

Rajesh, Thank you for your recent review and 5-star rating of Discovery Center. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are pleased to read you and your son enjoyed your time here. We hope you visit again soon! More 

Lena, Illinois
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite place to take the kids when it is rainy or we need to get out of the house. The exhibits are ever changing

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

Yvonne, thank you for your review and response. We're glad you and your kids enjoy visiting us and appreciate our changing exhibits. Come back this summer for our temporary exhibition, Hello from Japan! More 

Cincinnati
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Value and fun place to visit. It is a hands on place for everyone and keeps the kids busy and happy. A fun time for all. Well kept place and plenty of interactive exhibits.

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Thank Raiderfan357
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and rating. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience with others! We are happy to read you enjoyed the museum and had a good time. We hope you return soon. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

So much fun for the family. Always a treat to go. The displays and activity centers are a great learning tool and a blast for kids and adults.

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

Scott, thanks so much for your review and 5-star rating. We appreciate you taking time to review us! We are glad to read both your kids and you have fun and learn here! More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I take my grandkids there all the time since I live here in Rockford, IL. I have a grandpass. Teens enjoy it more occasionally, but 12 and under, they could go everyday. There are so many things to do and adults are able to interact with the kids. They have their constant standbys and then they have new exhibits coming... More 

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Thank lindaloca1956
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review and rating! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. We are so happy that you and your grandkids can enjoy the museum together. We're also glad that you feel the grandparent pass is a good value for your family. It only takes 2-3 visits in a year with... More 

Byron, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We took our 2 year old daughter, she loved it! There is a "Tot Spot" for toddlers with lots of interactive features, a water table, and even a pretend campground. They also offer special exhibits and family events (my wife and I attended their art fair, which was very nice with local artisan displays). We have been back a couple... More 

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Thank Popcorn84
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and 5-star rating for Discovery Center. We are happy to read you and your daughter enjoyed the museum and, in particular, our Tot Spot gallery. our outdoor park is a very fun area for kids to explore...even 2-year-olds love to run around and play there. Our family pass is $85 and would pay for... More 

Machesney Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Very educational. Fun for children and parents. There are many things to see and do. A family could spend an entire day here, between all the educational things and the play area outside.

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

Cheryl, thank you for your recent review of Discovery Center. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others. We are pleased to read that you find our exhibits fun and educational for both kids and parents. That is exactly what we aim for! We hope you visit again soon. More 

Weeki Wachee, Florida
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews, I was skeptical it would entertain my 11 & 13 year old. They enjoyed themselves and so did my husband. If you are looking for something that is only a couple hours, highly recommended.

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Thank Micaya777
Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Micaya, Thanks so much for your review and 5-star rating. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us and others! We are pleased that your 11 and 13-year olds enjoyed themselves. Often, people assume we are only for younger children, as most children's museums are. However, because we have so many science-related exhibits and content, older children and teenagers (once... More 

Rockford
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have visited this location multiple times. My children love it and they always have fun. they like visiting the farming location of the museum. They enjoy going up the mouse holes as well. My 2 year old loves the water area in the tot spot. I have taken my classroom of three and four year olds and they like... More 

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

Thank you very much for your recent review and 5-star rating of Discovery Center. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and observations of both your children and your students! The" mouse holes" in our spiral staircase and the outdoor park are always fan favorites! We hope you visit us again soon! More 

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