The kids will soon be out of school for their winter break. But that doesn’t mean it’s “tis the season” for kids to be without reason! The holidays are a great time to exercise the mind.
Rockford’s Discovery Center provides the perfect holiday mix … family fun, physical activity and even a little science! And Dec. 26 through 30, Discovery Center will be celebrating winter with extra fun during “Holiday Hoopla.”
With more than 250 hands-on exhibits, holiday planetarium shows, special craft activities and live science demonstrations during the last week in December, kids and adults will have fun, and maybe even learn a little something about science. The extra activities will take place at 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Holiday Hoopla activities are included with admission to the museum. Planetarium shows are $1 for the general public and 50 cents for Discovery Center members. The Build It! Make It! exhibit will also be open through Jan. 4 and is $2 for the public and free for members.
Discovery Center will be open until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, and open regular hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Discovery Center is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. General admission is $8 adults, $8 ages 2-17, and free to members and ages 1 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Call (815) 963-6769 or visit www.discoverycentermuseum.org.
From the Dec. 24-30, 2014, issue