Adults-only night at Rockford’s Discovery Center April 26

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Grownups (21 and older), release your inner child and experience Discovery Center’s fun exhibits — without the kids — from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, April 26. Explore the world of the cutting-edge science of nanoscale forces.

The theme for the event is “Nano Night: Let’s Get Small. Really Small.” Learn the ABCs of nanotechnology with Dr. George Lisensky from Beloit College. Enjoy a live science demonstration by MacroMan and NanoGirl, and take part in a variety of nanoscience-related activities.

Explore the night sky in the planetarium. Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza will be on hand selling pizzas. Cash bar included. Make reservations online at or by calling (815) 963-6769. Admission is $3 for members and $8 for the general public.

Many scientists and engineers believe advances in nanotechnology have the potential to bolster the U.S. economy with innovations providing clean, secure, affordable energy, techniques to clean up hazardous chemicals in the environment, and medical devices and drugs to detect and treat diseases more effectively and with fewer side effects.

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Call (815) 963-6769 or visit

Posted April 24, 2013

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