Mar
23
Sat
Ridin’ The Rails @ Discovery Center Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bundle up your bindle and jump on board!  Enjoy stories, songs, history, and humor as a local storyteller shares her real-life train adventures, then practice talking like a train and make your own whistle!  This 45-minute performance at 11:00 a.m. and repeats again at 2:00 p.m.

Mar
25
Mon
Spring Into Science @ Discovery Center Museum
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

Art and science go hand-in-hand during these days of imaginative fun!  Create colors from nature, learn about light, and explore the shapes found outdoors!

Apr
6
Sat
Chug Chug Chuggin’ Along @ Discovery Center Museum
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

You be the engineer and work the controls of a real model train!  Get your ticket punched, then create your own wooden trains to take home, courtesy of the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association.

Apr
13
Sat
Future Nurse Academy @ Discovery Center Museum
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Find out what nurses do as friends from St. Anthony School of Nursing lead you through their day!  Take vital signs, use a stethoscope, check X-rays, and maneuver through the digestion obstacle course.  Complete your nursing chart, bling your badge, and get pinned!

Apr
19
Fri
Egg-cessorizing @ Discovery Center Museum
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

We supply dye, stickers, and other colorful stuff for egg-ceptionally beautiful Easter eggs from ninja turtles to unicorns, and stained glass windows to watercolor masterpieces.  Bring your own eggs and leave the clean up to us!  Drop in when you are ready, it’s recommended for ages 4 and up, and there is one adult required for every two children.

Apr
20
Sat
Egg Hunt @ Discovery Center Museum
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discovery Center and Burpee Museum team up for double the fun!  Kids ages 9 and under can fill their baskets with treats as they hunt for eggs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Kids little and big can get creative with spring-time crafts and adorable art!

Apr
27
Sat
Sing Along with Thomas @ Discovery Center Museum
Apr 27 @ 10:45 am – 1:45 pm

Chime in on your favorite fun train tunes, learn classic folk songs, and even practice the locomotion!  Free or discounted admission if you share a name with Thomas or one of his friends.

May
11
Sat
Astronomy Day @ Discovery Center Museum
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Investigate the sun, moon, and planets, and get inspired to learn more during a free planetarium show.  Monkey around with gravity, put the solar system in your pocket, navigate the constellations, and more!

May
12
Sun
Here Comes the Caboose! @ Discovery Center Museum
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thomas and his friends are heading toward the roundhouse, but there’s still one more day to play and learn!  Make a special Thomas train to take with you, and explore the Island of Sodor one more time!