Out and About with Compass: Discovery Center Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/9/17 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

While we look forward to weekends for the rest and relaxation they bring, kids don’t always feel the same way! They enjoy action and energy, and sometimes that best takes place out of the house in a new and exciting environment. If you’re looking for somewhere new and inspiring for your kids to explore, check out the Discovery Center Children’s Museum in Rockford!

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Discovery Center Museum is located on the Riverfront Museum Park campus, with the Rockford Art Museum and Burpee Museum of Natural History located nearby. If you’re driving far, this is a one stop shop for all sorts of fun! This museum has lots to investigate, encouraging guests to take the whole day to explore. From learning about exercise’s effect on our body through hands-on activities, to studying how simple machines work, there’s so many areas of interest covered here! If you have a little one who enjoys pretending, direct them to the TV station or the DIY newspaper booths. They’ll have a blast make believing and using their imaginations as they pretend to broadcast or write their own news stories. As the weather warms up, there’s also an amazing outdoor playground with instruments and scientific tools available for them to study the outside world.

Simply put, this is a must-see for all residents of northern Illinois. You will not be disappointed!

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