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Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten

Free kindergarten readiness event at

Discovery Center Museum


ROCKFORD, IL – Kindergarten is a big step in a child’s life. It is an important milestone in every child’s educational journey and may have parents asking, “How do help prepare my child for school?” Discovery Center Museum, in partnership with Alignment Rockford and Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, is hosting a FREE event for preschoolers and incoming kindergartners (ages 3-6) and their families on Friday, August 11.


Countdown to Kindergarten is an informative, interactive opportunity for children to take part in activities similar to what they will do in kindergarten. It will offer a variety of resources to help both students and families prepare for the school year. The event will take place at Discovery Center Museum (711 N. Main Street, Rockford) from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.


At Countdown to Kindergarten, future kindergartners can hop on a real school bus, enjoy story time, create art, practice sorting, cutting and lacing, and more. Families can also enjoy playing at Discovery Center at no cost and connecting with local community partners providing resources to area families. The first 400 families will receive a free book. To register for the event, go to or call 815-963-6769.


About Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum is an interactive children’s museum providing hands-on math, science and art experiences for all ages with over 250 hand-on exhibits, planetarium, special area for children under five, and an outdoor science park. Discovery Center Museum is the nation’s 5th Best Museum for Families according to USA TODAY/, and one of 12 museums included in’s article, The 12 Best Children’s Museums in the U.S. The Museum is located inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main Street, Rockford, Ill.  General admission to the Museum is:  $10 adults, $10 children (ages 2 to 17) and free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger. Discovery Center is open Tuesdays – Sundays from 9:30 am -4:30 pm. For additional information, call (815) 963-6769 or log onto our website at



Aug 11 2023


4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Discovery Center
711 N. Main St.


Discovery Center
(815) 963-6769