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Explore where the oohs and ahhs originate for fireworks during this family fun event! Watch live science demos, launch a rocket, paint a fireworks display, and fit together a red, white, and blue masterpiece! Get ready for tonight’s festivities with a make-and-take noise-maker and a light-up hat that you make yourself! Dress to get wet: if the weather is nice, we'll have an old-fashioned water balloon toss! All activities are included with museum admission.

Sponsored by Northwest Bank and Viking Chemical

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

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.

  • July 4, 2018
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • $8 per person | Free for members and children age 1 and younger