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Rockford Discovery Center Museum
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gvantass
N 42° 16.588 W 089° 05.353
16T E 327723 N 4682586
Quick Description: A Hands-on children's discovery and exploration center.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2009 11:15:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM6VE3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeeOCachers
Views: 4

Long Description:
Discovery Center Museum is on the campus of Riverfront Museum Park, a Rockford Park District facility located in downtown Rockford. We share the campus with the nationally celebrated Burpee Museum of Natural History, and the Rockford Art Museum.

Admission Prices
$6.00 - Adults
$5.00 - Children
Free - Children under 2 and members

Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
711 North Main Street
Rockford, Illinois USA
61103


Phone #: (815) 963-6769

Directions:
FROM EAST: Exit I-90 at the Rockford-Business 20 (State Street) exit going west. Follow Business 20/State Street approximately 7 miles until you reach Rockford’s downtown area. Watch for the intersection of State Street and Jefferson Street, a BP/McDonalds gas station will mark the intersection. Turn right on Jefferson Street, a one way street, and follow it across the Rock River. Two blocks beyond the river is the intersection of Jefferson and North Main. Turn right onto North Main and follow it four blocks, staying in the right lane, to Discovery Center Museum, located in Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street. FROM NORTH: Once in Rockford, head south on Highway 251, past the YMCA and the Whitman Street Bridge exit. You will immediately come to a Y in the road. Take the right street in the Y, which is 2nd Street/highway 251, and follow it until you reach the intersection with Jefferson Street. Turn right onto Jefferson Street, a one-way street, and follow it across the Rock River. Two blocks beyond the river is North Main Street. Turn Right onto North Main and follow it four blocks, staying in the right lane, to Discovery Center Museum, located in Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street. FROM WEST: Follow Bypass 20 around Rockford to the South Main/Illinois 2 exit. Exit north onto South Main and follow this road through the downtown area. The road will flow around a plaza and direct you along Wyman Street. Wyman ends at Beattie Park, turn left on Park Street. Turn right at the light onto North Main Street. Discovery Center is three blocks north on the right side of the road in Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main. FROM SOUTH: Take I-39 to Bypass 20 West (to Freeport) exit. Follow Bypass 20 West to South Main/Illinois 2. Exit north onto South Main and follow it through the downtown area of Rockford. It will flow around a plaza and direct you along Wyman Street. Wyman ends at Beattie Park, turn left on Park Street. Turn right at the light onto North Main Street. Discovery Center is three blocks north on the right side of the road in Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main.


Hours of Operation:
Regular Season: Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Noon to 5 pm Summer Season (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Thursdays until 7 pm Sunday, Noon to 5 pm


Focus of Museum: The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area.

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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