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Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:03 p.m. CDT

ROCKFORD — Discovery Center Museum will host a variety of Family Fun Day events now through May. Designed as educational and entertaining programs for families, Family Fun Days focus on a specific subject matter and then explore that subject through various means, including activities, demonstrations, make-and-take projects, performances and the like.

All events included with general admission to Discovery Center unless otherwise noted. General admission: $7 adults; $7 children ages 2-17. The events are sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. The event schedule is as follows:

Nano Day

Saturday, March 24; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Size matters! Explore science at the nanoscale, and see how small changes can make an enormous difference! Check out what’s up and coming in the field of nanotechnology with special demonstrations and hands-on projects.

Spring into Science

Monday through Friday, March 26 – April 13; 1 to 4 p.m.

Don’t let your brain take a break! Enjoy daily science demonstrations, engage in experiments and create your own beautiful springtime art.

Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 7; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discovery Center joins Burpee Museum for this entertaining egg-stravaganza. Kids 9 and under can look for eggs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meanwhile, kids of all ages can get their hands on some super springtime crafts and delve into egg-cellent fun. $10 children; $7 adults.

Discovery Center Museum is a non-profit science and children’s museum with more than 200 hands-on exhibits, planetarium, special area for children under 6, and an outdoor science park. For additional information, the public is encouraged to call Discovery Center at 815-963-6769 or visit the museum’s website at www.discoverycentermuseum.org. Hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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