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Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit


Speed, power, performance . . . buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels! Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels® diecast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars. Hands-on experiences, authentic race gear, and captivating memorabilia will engage your family in the process of experimenting with speed, power, and performance using Hot Wheels cars and track as your tools.

Admission to museum and Hot Wheels exhibit: FREE for museum members; $11/person for the public. Children under age 1 are always free. Click here to make a reservation.

Choose from timed sessions Tuesday - Sunday. Advanced registration is required and individual tickets are required for every person in your group, including children 1 and younger. Walkup registrations may not be able to be accommodated.

To include our special exhibit, Hot Wheels: Race to Win! with your visit, select the appropriate Hot Wheels + General Admission tickets for each member your group. Please note: Discovery Center requires all children to be accompanied by an adult while in the museum; likewise, adults visiting Discovery Center must be accompanied by children. If you are an adult Hot Wheels Collector looking to schedule a visit, please call 815-963-6769 so that we can set up a date and time to accommodate you.

Please be kind and reserve no more than one play session per week. Tickets for each session are limited to maximize social distancing and enhance playful learning and many families are eager to visit!. If you are unable to attend during the date and time you are registered for, please call the Museum office at 815-963-6769 to cancel or reschedule. This will allow another family the opportunity to enjoy a visit. Reservations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another date if you contact us prior to your reserved time.

Additional dates will be released on our website on a regular basis. We will add capacity as we are safely able to do so in accordance with the State’s Restore Illinois Mitigation Plan. If the session you are interested in is sold out, please call out office to be added to a wait list for that day and time.

Wellness screenings, including a temperature check, are required before entry to Museum. Masks are required for everyone 5 and older. The mask must cover the nose and mouth. Face shields are not allowed unless worn in combination with a mask covering the nose and mouth, Masks are strongly encouraged for 4 years and younger.

If you have a Discovery Center coupon, gift certificate or reciprocal membership, please call 815-963-6769 Monday - Friday during business hours to make your reservation. We are unable to honor ASTC and CLIMB reciprocal memberships through museums that have not reopened at this time.


Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit
  • January 24, 2021 - May 16, 2021
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • $11 per person; Free under age 1; Museum Members Free
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday