As one of the top family attractions in northern Illinois, Discovery Center Museum is a hands-on children’s science museum with more than 300 exciting, interactive exhibits spread throughout 23,000 square feet on two floors. All exhibits relate to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Exhibit galleries focus on the human body, forms of electricity, the science of sports, space travel, simple machines, communication, agriculture, color and light, and math. In the museum’s backyard, visitors can explore the Rock River Discovery Park, a 15,000-square-foot multi-level science park featuring a dinosaur dig pit, maze, water play area and a secret garden.
Discovery Center, like most nonprofits, requires the generous support of individual donors, annual memberships, sponsor businesses and charitable foundations to maintain the quality of the experience while managing affordability for guests.