Discover the many devices in your possession that make use of nano science as you bump elbows with real scientists and take part in hands-on activities and science demonstrations. Explore the many shapes of carbon, mimic the iridescence of a butterfly’s wing, compare manufactured materials, and understand how science that’s too small to see is shaping today’s technology! Included with Museum admission.
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.