Inspiring wonder & excitement for learning!

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Welcome to Discovery Depot

The Discovery Depot museum provides an engaging atmosphere in which children and families explore, learn, and have fun together. 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!

In addition to providing exhibits and programs, we lease classroom space for private events, including children’s parties, business meetings, and other special events.

The museum is located across the street from the Galesburg Amtrak Station and the Galesburg Railroad Museum. 




Special Thanks to our Museum Sponsors: 

Blick Art Materials, F&M Bank, G&M Distributors, HyVee, IHMVCU, Kleine Co, Inc., OSF St Mary Medical Center and Clinic.


Discovery Depot will be closed from November 30-Dec 4 for our Festival of Trees!



Join us for our 16th Annual Festival of Trees on Thursday, Dec 3rd from 5-9pm! 

$10 advance tickets/$15 at the door

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors:

Platinum- Cottage Hospital, G&M Distributors, HyVee

Gold- Gailey Eye Clinic

Silver- Dr. Mark and Pam Davis, Galesburg CVB, Galesburg Nissan, First Midwest Bank,

Seminary Village, Statham and Long, LLC

Bronze-  Karmark Auto and Tire, Glass Specialty, Office Specialists, Inc., Neil Thomas Heating and Cooling, Ladner Orthodonics, Watson-Thomas Funeral Home, Cottage Sports and Rehabilitation, Century 21-Dena Turner, ReMax-Tom Knapp, Scott's Decorating, Bob Lindsey Honda/Acura, Midwest Bank, Tompkins State Bank, Benjamin Edwards-Jack Crock, Met Life-Ron Koehler, Gale Credit Union, Alcorn, Karlin LLc., Mustain Law Office, Yemm Chevrolet, Dr. Dan Kasper and family, Hospice Compassus.