We recently discovered that the Discovery Center wasn't too far away from us and we never even knew it existed. It was about a two hour drive, but it wasn't too bad considering we were on vacation and looking for fun things for the kids to do.
There was so much for our kids to do that you could easily arrive at the time they open and stay until they close.
We took so many pictures we decided to make a slide show so you can see them all!
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 our exhibits relate to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & 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. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore our 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 is one of the top family attractions in Northern Illinois and has received numerous local, state and national accolades.
In addition to Discovery Center's exhibits and award-winning outdoor park, the museum also hosts traveling exhibits, special events and programs throughout the year.
It has been really hot lately, and we have been trying to find places to take the kids so that they can have fun! This would also be a great place to take the kids in the winter months.
I asked Adam what his favorite things were at the Discovery Center. He said the outside playground, the bubble maker, the train area, the car center and the water play area. We didn't spend too much time outside because the humidity was really high that day. If the weather was better, I could have seen spending a lot of time out there. It was really big and fenced in. We will be returning again and again! Check out their website at: http://discoverycentermuseum.org/visit/visit-overview
Two boys and a hubby did not receive any compensation for this post. Disclosure: We did get to enjoy the Discovery Center for free for a day in order to facilitate this review.See my disclosure statement for more info.