One of my favorite Discovery Center Museum memories is asking my wife and kids if we could just stay a little longer because I was having too much fun to leave.

Well, over the last few months, no grown-up was asking for permission to stay longer, most likely because Discovery Center was closed down like so many other places we love to visit.

That temporary closure is now over. Discovery Center is reopening, and they're using a comprehensive reopening plan to make sure all guests stay safe.

And, as this video shows, they're pretty excited about welcoming everyone (within capacity limits) back again:

Click here to visit Discovery Center Museum's website for details on making your reservations to visit one of Rockford's crown jewels, whether it's your first time or your 100th.

Forbes.com ranks Rockford's Discovery Center Museum as one of America's best children's museums.