‘Joe Cool’ science at Discovery Center Nov. 25-26

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Experience “Joe Cool” science at Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum during Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-26. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 25.

Everyone’s favorite beagle has inspired these cool science demonstrations with things that are frosty. Drive down the thermometer as you explore chemical cold packs, dry ice and liquid nitrogen in Discovery Center’s demonstration theater.

Make a moon phase flipbook, use temperature changes to create a cloud, and more!

Science and art activities will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days, and are included with Discovery Center general admission.

Science demonstrations will take place at 1 and 3 p.m. Get an indoor look at the night sky in Discovery Center’s planetarium each of these days at noon and 2 p.m. Planetarium tickets are $1 each; 50 cents for members.

Explore the natural world through the eyes of the Peanuts characters. Visit “Peanuts … Naturally” at Discovery Center through Jan. 7, 2012. Admission to this hands-on exhibit is an extra $1 for members and $3 for the public (plus $7 for general museum admission). For more details, visit www.DiscoveryCenterMuseum.org or call (815) 963-6769.

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford.

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