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Inspiring Wonders & Excitement for Learning

The Discovery Depot museum provides an engaging atmosphere in which children and families explore, learn, and have fun together.
Inspiring Wonders & Excitement for Learning
The Discovery Depot museum provides an engaging atmosphere in which children and families explore, learn, and have fun together.
Inspiring Wonders & Excitement for Learning
The Discovery Depot museum provides an engaging atmosphere in which children and families explore, learn, and have fun together.
The Discovery Depot museum provides an engaging atmosphere in which children and families explore, learn, and have fun together
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Make Discovery Depot the first stop on your next visit to Galesburg.
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The museum offers weekly, monthly and weekend programming for all ages and interests!
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Book your party here!
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Want to support the children's museum? Find out how!
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Explore Discovery Depot

Since 1999, we have sought to fulfill our mission, "inspiring Wonder and Excitement for Learning" through diverse programs, exhibits, and community partnerships. We promote literacy, science, engineering, technology, mathematics, fine arts, and cultural education by engaging families through hands-on learning!

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Take a Tour

Discovery Depot offers something for children of all ages! From our large scale Ferris Wheel to Ferris Acres combine, farm and Ferris Junction Village, imaginations can soar! For the artists, be sure to visit Blick Art Studio on our first floor.

On our second floor, check out WAVES our water feature area, BE amazed with the power and possibilities of air and in our OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois Science Classroom experience science, engineering and more!

Don't forget the outside exhibits! Visit our real caboose and Kids Crossing enclosed playground!

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Upcoming Events
DIY Pencil Holders
Why not personalize your locker or desk a bit more with this DIY pencil/pen holder? $1 with admission
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13
Aug
DIY Notebook Stickers
Personalize your notebooks with your own created stickers! $1 with admission 
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20
Aug
Engineer Paper Airplane Launcher
Engineer and design the best airplane launcher!  FREE with admission. 
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27
Aug
Purses To Inspire Auction
Our 3rd Annual Purses to Inspire Auction is September 1st. Tickets are $25 and include food and drinks.   Purchase…
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01
Sep

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