Avoid Holiday Brain Drain and Have Fun!

Rockford, IL – The kids will soon be out of school for their winter break. But that doesn’t mean it’s “tis the season” for kids to be without reason! The holidays are a great time to exercise the mind.

Discovery Center provides the perfect holiday mix…family fun, physical activity and even a little science! And December 26-30 Discovery Center will be celebrating winter with extra fun during Holiday Hoopla, when we’ll merge hands-on arts and crafts with science, math and engineering. Partake in a multitude of maker activities as you invent delightful ornaments and toys. Plus, vote for your favorite cookie, create a pretty pattern, solve puzzles, and discover hidden shapes.  

With over 250 hands-on exhibits, holiday planetarium shows, special craft activities and live science demonstrations during the holidays, kids and adults will have fun and maybe even learn a little something about science. The extra activities will take place 11:30 am to 3:30 pm each day. Holiday Hoopla activities are included with admission to the Museum. Planetarium shows are $1.00 for the general public and $0.50 for Discovery Center members. All other activities are included with museum admission-$8/person. Admission to the temporary exhibition Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroid and Meteors is free to members and an extra $2 for the public.

Discovery Center will be open until 3 pm on Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, and open regular hours (10 am to 5 pm) Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Discovery Center Museum is a non-profit organization providing hands-on math, science and art experiences for all ages with over 250 hand-on exhibits, planetarium, special area for children under five, and an outdoor science park. Discovery Center Museum is the nation’s 5th Best Museum for Families according to USA TODAY/10Best.com, and one of 12 museums included in Forbes.com’s article, The 12 Best Children’s Museums in the U.S. The Museum is located inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street, Rockford, Ill.  General admission to the Museum is:  $8 adults, $8 children (ages 2 to 17) and free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger. Hours of operation are: 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week. For additional information, call (815) 963-6769 or log onto our website at www.discoverycentermuseum.org.