Visit our Children's Museum

Discovery Depot: Visit today!

Make Discovery Depot the first stop on your next visit to Galesburg. The museum is situated across the street from the Galesburg Amtrak Station and the Galesburg Railroad Museum. Lake Story is nearby, and we are just steps away from historic Seminary Street and downtown Galesburg.

Children ages 1-12 will enjoy our museum’s diverse exhibits and programs, which emphasize hands-on learning. Plan on spending about four hours with us. The museum offers wireless Internet access as well as coffee, snacks and other beverages. We also provide classroom space for birthday parties, reunions, meetings, and other events.

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Discovery Depot Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.


Field trips

For an additional fee, programs tailored to classroom curriculum can be offered for your field trip. Please inquire at  If classroom or a table/seating area is needed, please let us know. Food may be brought into the classroom and pavilion areas. We offer Program Packages and Food Packages for an additional price. 

Group rates $4.50 per person. Chaperones required. 

Admission prices

General admission, ages 1 and over: $6



Special events

Our classroom space may be rented for parties, reunions, and other events at a rate of $50 per hour. The classroom is equipped with a smart board for presentations. Please visit the Programs page for more information.

Visit today and make a day of it at the Discovery Depot children’s museum!