Discovery Center open to adults for ‘Discovery After Dark’ Aug. 5

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Adults 21 and older can experience Discovery Center Museum without children from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, in “Discovery After Dark.”

Impress yourself on the Giant Pinscreen, measure your speed at the Pitching Booth, test your strength in the Body Shop, sit in the cab of a real tractor, and get up close to a working bee hive. More than 200 hands-on exhibits will bring out the kid and scientist in you. And don’t miss the explosive science demonstrations or a chance to play in the outdoor science park.

Giovanni’s will provide food for sale as well as a cash bar. General admission is $7 or free to Discovery Center members. Take a ride on a Segway or get dizzy in the giant Sit ’N’ Spin in the new traveling exhibition Spin: The Science of Rotation. Spin will be open free for museum members or $2 for the general public.

Contact Lori Radean at (815) 972-2839 or with questions or for advanced registration.

Discovery Center is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday; and until 7 p.m., Thursdays through August.

Call (815) 963-6769 or visit

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