Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. We are excited that the exhibit signage is in both English and Spanish.
Take a trip to the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man in the Yellow Hat. You and your children will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories and the television series on PBS KIDS.
The exhibit encourages children to operate wheels to help George climb a fire escape into his apartment building; sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand; use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf; have their picture taken with the rocket from George’s space adventure (and email it home); build a whirligig and other yard art at the farm; use machines to move materials at the construction site and visit the Museum within the Museum.
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.