Community Campaign 2013
You can help support the community campaign by clicking the donate button below. You may also donate an amount not included in the Levels of Giving.

Levels of Giving

Partner: up to $250
Pioneer: $250 - $500
Explorer: $500 - $999
Dream Builder: $1,000 - $4,999
Innovator: $5,000 - $9,999
Discoverer: $10,000 and above
Discovery Depot Strives!
Discovery Depot has been a part of the Galesburg community for the past 14 years. We strive to fulfill our mission of Inspiring Wonder and Excitement for Learning through our diverse programs, partnerships within the community and our exhibit offerings. We seek to promote literacy, science, mathematics, fine arts, and cultural education by engaging families through hands on learning.

Discovery Depot Thrives!
In 2012, over 21,000 visitors stepped through our doors, marking an increase that doubled our annual attendance within the last 4 years. Discovery Depot has become a top tourist destination in Knox County by drawing in 22% of our visitors from 50 miles away and greater. This not only benefits the museum but also our local economy.

Discovery Depot Grows!
Planting the seeds for the future, the Depot Board embarked upon a $750,000 Capital Campaign to improve both the exterior façade of our building and the interior exhibit floor. This ambitious campaign grows our museum to further meet the needs of the community. Our admissions are projected to be over 40,000 annually after renovation. The exterior of the building will be an enhanced sight, defining the children’s museum, as people enter Galesburg from the Amtrak or 150 East Main Street corridor. The interior of the museum will be completely remodeled with an update of several existing exhibits and many additional new ones. These new exhibits will engage all ages of children. The exhibits will promote a link to our strong farming foundation and our rich history of Galesburg specifically with exhibit areas for Agriculture and for the Ferris Wheel.
6PM - 9PM

Garden Center Tent
HyVee East Main St.

Tickets available now!
Proceeds benefit Discovery Depot

Board of Directors
Denise Bradburn,
Executive Director
Dave Rasmussen, President
Michelle Kim, Vice President
Sue Dutell, Secretary
Doug Sanders, Treasurer
Steve Gerstenberger, Capital Project Chair, Past President
Pam Davis
Keith Douglass
Anne Golden
Mary Ann Hale
Molly Kleine
Christina Landon
Jason Paulsgrove
Vicky Romano
Rhonda Simpson