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When I Grow Up

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What will you be when you grow up? Talk to the real women and men who work in our town and find out what they do! Solve problems like an engineer, frost like a baker, tinker like a technician, and study like a scientist. Enjoy hands-on activities related to different fields as you deliver mail, harvest eggs, fly planes, build rockets, turn screws, and more! Included with Discovery Center admission. 

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.

When I Grow Up
  • July 21, 2017
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Museum admission: $8 per person | Free for members and children age one and younger