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Ride the Rock Tuesdays

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Want to do something fun and unique for your family? Or how about for your child’s birthday, or a moms group, church group, neighborhood association or work retreat?

This summer, the Rockford Park District is partnering with Discovery Center to offer riverboat excursions. The Forest City Queen will make port at the dock behind Discovery Center on select Tuesdays - June 13 and 20, July 11 and 25, August 1 and 8. Rides depart at 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.

The riverboat can seat up to 49 passengers and will provide 45-minute cruise on the Rock River. Tickets are $4/person in addition to general admission to Discovery Center. No advance reservation is required. For groups of 15 or more, discounted pricing is available with advance reservations. 

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.

Ride the Rock Tuesdays
  • July 11 - August 8, 2017
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • $4 per person, in addition to $8 general admission to Discovery Center