Kids Activities in Northwest, Rockford


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  • Rockford Film Project Strfrnt
    On warmer days, Rockford Film Project Strfrnt is the perfect place to host a picnic in Rockford. Bring your own movie snacks and get comfy in your car seat as you watch a flick at the drive-in theater. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    711 N Main St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Discovery Center Museum
    What do kids love more than outer space? Nothing, except maybe learning more about it at Discovery Center Museum, named one of the 10 best museums in the country for families by USA Today readers. The slew of interactive exhibits include a planetarium, where youngsters can learn more about the night sky, and an exhibit on Rockford astronaut Dr. Janice Voss, who went on an impressive grand total of five space missions with NASA. The museum covers more than space, though—those are just two of the more than 250 hands-on exhibits that explain concepts as diverse as how agriculture touches our everyday lives and how airplanes fly without flapping their wings.
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    711 N Main St.
    Rockford, IL US
  • Rockford Art Musuem
    The Rockford Art Museum has more than a century of creativity hanging from the walls in its galleries. It acquired its first piece in 1913 and has since collected more than 1600 pieces from local and international artists. Glass sculptures, 20th century American photography, and impressionist paintings vie for attention alongside the dynamic images of the American southwest from the Taos Society of New Mexico. The collection houses the detailed work of regional artists trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Arts and the earthy, meaningful paintings of outsider art, such as Richard Burnside’s untitled painting of a cat made from paint and pinecone pieces. Standing apart from the main collection, the museum’s RAM Art Annex houses educational programs and the museum store stocks an inventory of jewelry and glass pieces by local artists. The annual Greenwich Village Art Fair also shares art appreciation with the community. The fair gathers more than 100 artists in an atmosphere filled with live music.
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    711 N MAIN ST STE 3
    ROCKFORD, IL US
  • Slide The City
    Come summertime, a green and blue giant makes its way across the United States, taking over the streets and shutting down normal traffic. Yet citizens don't cower. They laugh, dance, and—most importantly—don their loudest swimwear for a chance to tackle the beast: a gigantic water slide presented in an event known as Slide The City. The event covers more than three football fields worth of straight asphalt in a colorful vinyl slide (complete with padding underneath) before the whole thing is sprayed down with water, creating a low-friction surface that both kids and adults can zip down at high speeds.
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    W State St and S Main St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Greenwood Cemetery and Crematory
    Rockford's breath of fresh air can be found at Greenwood Cemetery and Crematory, a popular spot to hang out with friends or family. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1011 Auburn St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Amped Up Adventure Race
    Be Active Outdoors organizes physical and recreational activities for adults and children of all fitness levels. Regular events challenge locals to break their sedentary habits with 10-mile bike rides, lessons on revitalizing waterways, and group adventure races. An annual river-basin tournament combines a focus on conservation with thrilling paddleboat and shoreline fishing. The Amped Up Adventure race complicates traditional adventure racing with urban elements including biking, running, paddling, and an obstacle course to get people moving in their home environments.
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    200 Y Boulevard
    Rockford, IL US

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