In our make-believe, kid-sized Discovery Town, children play as they learn about the people and places that make up a community! This cityscape created just for kids promotes problem solving and creative exploration through fun and absorbing activities. Each stop on the trip through town provides opportunities for children to imagine and try out adult roles.
· Vet Clinic: GIve your furry friend a checkup, beautify your pet at the grooming table, examine an X-ray, and treat large animals in the corral. · Pizza Shop: Take an order, then put together and serve up some pretend pizza. · Fire Station: Answer emergency calls, put on firefighter gear, climb into the fire truck and battle a blaze. · Local Theater: Select a costume and jump onstage to make your acting or singing debut. · Town Park: Play outdoor games in this big green space, and test your skills at mini-putt. · Post Office: Sort the mail, fill your bag, and make deliveries all over town. · Airport: Load the plane, start the engine, and pilot your way home.
Directions: Discovery Center Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.