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Discovery Center Museum

711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-7204
+1 815-963-6769
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excellent childrens muesum

This muesum has a lot of hands on activities for children to do here. It is fun for all ages. THIS... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn P
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Very cool place

The discovery center is fun for kids of all ages. They make learning fun. I really like that they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
C L
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Poplar Grove, Illinois
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-7204
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"all ages"
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"great place for kids"
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"two floors"
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"kids and adults"
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"hands on activities"
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"water table"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"second floor"
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"family pass"
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"fun place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This muesum has a lot of hands on activities for children to do here. It is fun for all ages. THIS MUESUM IS WELL WORTH YOUR MONEY.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The discovery center is fun for kids of all ages. They make learning fun. I really like that they offer a donation day to allow all incomes to be welcome.

Thank C L
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star rating and comments about our museum! We really do appreciate it and we also love our donation days! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

While there are some exhibits and events that also appeal to older kids, much of the centers programming is focused on smaller kids, with the occasional foray into the preteen ages. There’s a tiny planetarium and a huge outdoor area on the Rock River worth...More

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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Rebecca, thank you for your 4-Star Review! We are so glad you enjoy our museum! We hope to see you again and that you will hopefully soon be able to take advantage of our huge outdoor play area that is always a hit!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

What a amazing time! Babysittting my grand kids from out of town. I had not spent much time here in almost 20 years (when our kids were younger). We just got a membership again last year and they are continually coming up with new and...More

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Michael R, Associate Director at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your glowing review. We're sorry the grandkids wore you out playing here, but honestly, that's music to our ears! We are thankful you chose to spend time with your grandchildren here and that you are members once again for the next generation...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

My family has had a membership for the past year and we love visiting the Discovery Center. It just never gets old, especially for the younger kids. Mine are 5 and 7 and seem to learn something new every time. It is a great place...More

Thank Dani F
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dani, Thanks so much for the review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoy Discovery Center and find value in your membership here! One of the greatest benefits of memberships that we hear parents say over and over again is just what...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Kid's had such an exciting and learning experience. Kept them entranced the whole time. So many different activities.

Thank Leonard S
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Leonard, thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it and hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad we visited and I wish we could have stayed longer! This place had a few familiar exhibits (tornado, bicycle electrical generators, ball ramps, etc) but most was stuff we hadn't seen before in Chicago suburban or St. Louis kids museums. Exhibits were...More

Thank AngieJan33
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're so happy to read that your family enjoyed their visit and that you experienced new exhibits you hadn't seen in other children's museums. We purposefully create the majority of our exhibits with the...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Discovery center is a child centered, hands-on approach to teaching children Science. It is a fun and creative place to spend an afternoon with children of all ages.

Thank Barb D
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Barb, We appreciate you taking the time to review us and we are very pleased you appreciated our approach to introducing science in a fun, interactive manner. We hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Took the kids, ages 4, 6, and 11 after the first week of winter break. We stayed about 4 hours and probably could have stayed longer. Fun for all ages. Even though there were a lot of people, it didn't feel crowded. So much to...More

Thank Jean C
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Jean, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it and are so happy you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. It puts a smile on our faces to read that you had to refrain from getting to involved with...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited numerous children's museums and this was one of the best! Can't wait to go back and check out the outside activities as we visited in winter. 2 boys 6 and 5 didn't lose interest after being there 3.5 hours and still didn't...More

Thank Dawn W
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Michael R, Manager at Discovery Center Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dawn, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and for your kind words. We love hearing about families staying for hours and kids not wanting to leave (though we know that makes it harder for the parents to herd them back to...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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