Great Balls of Fire, the temporary exhibition, is on its closest approach, and will disappear below the horizon on January 14. Take yourself on an astronomical adventure as you climb into a “spaceship” and compare and contrast real data about asteroids, comets, and meteors. Design your own solar system, test the effects of gravity, ID asteroids, and more! Don’t let this immersive experience be a near-miss for your family; soon it won’t be visible!
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.