June 13, 2024
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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Check out the Nature Museum after hours! C2ST will be at the Nature Museum’s Summer Nature Fest on June 13th!

Come check us out and the other great science and nature booths and activities.

The Summer Nature Fest includes live animals, outdoor nature play, drop-by scientist tables, live music and so much more!  Be sure to see the outdoor art installation, Flight of the Butterflies, before these large sculptures take flight and land across the city. Soak it all in with good food, good drinks, and a view of North Pond under the city skyline.

$5 Admission includes access to all Museum exhibits and discounted rates are available through the Museums for All Program.

 

June 7, 2024
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Museum of Science and Industry Front Lawn
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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Join us at the Museum of Science and Industry’s Kick-off to Summer Picnic. We will be sharing some awesome space science and experimenting with stomp rockets to celebrate the launch of summer!

Bring your picnic blanket and sunscreen, play some lawn games, and enjoy hands-on activities with STEM community partners from across the city at this event on the Museum’s north lawn. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, while supplies last. This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Museum Entry requires a ticket purchase. 

May 7, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Irene C. Hernandez Middle School

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Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking are important skills to develop for 21st-century careers. At Hernandez Middle School (HMS), all students work on developing these skills throughout their classes. At the STEM event, participants will engage in activities related to one of the 5C’s that shows connections between STEM, the Arts, and their daily lives. This nights theme is Spring into STEM and includes engineering challenges, maker space adventures and a catapult challenge. 

 *This event is closed to the general public and is only open to HMS families. If you would like to volunteer at events like this in the future or learn more about how to support future STEM nights, click the button above.

May 2, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Salt Flats Innovation House
113 North May Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Save the date for Thursday, May 2nd! The Chicago Council on Science and Technology will hold our largest fundraising event of the year: the Science in the City Gala. Join us as we celebrate excellent public STEM outreach with academic and industry leaders, educators, community members, and young professionals from across Chicagoland.

Guests will engage with each other and C2ST’s leadership throughout the evening as we showcase new innovative research and science communication leaders from the area’s scientific institutions. 

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April 8, 2024
11:30 am – 3:30 pm

DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center
DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, East 56th Place, Chicago, IL, USA

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A total solar eclipse is coming to the United States on April 8th. Here in Chicago we will have a chance to see 95% partial solar eclipse.

Join C2ST and the DuSable Museum as we experience the solar eclipse! This event is an opportunity to participate in hands-on educational activities centered around the eclipse, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle first hand and speak with experts in the field of astronomy.

Eclipse viewing glasses will be available too!

March 14, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Irene C. Hernandez Middle School
Irene C. Hernández Middle School, West 55th Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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The goal of the Pi Day Family STEAM Night event is to ignite curiosity in STEM and the Arts through the mathematical patterns found all around us.

Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking are important skills to develop for 21st-century careers. At Hernandez Middle School (HMS), all students work on developing these skills throughout their classes. At the STEM event, participants will engage in activities related to one of the 5C’s that shows connections between STEM, the Arts, and their daily lives. Possible sessions include: exploring fractals, and learning a math based magic trick.

 *This event is closed to the general public and is only open to HMS families. If you would like to volunteer or learn more about how to support future STEM nights, click the button above.