Homewood Science Center invites you to register for our special events.

Online attendees must agree to the terms in our Online Program Participation. 

Visit our PopUp SCIENCE Shop Saturdays from 10am-1pm at 2018 Ridge Rd in Homewood.


Purchase or pick-up your birdhouse at our PopUp SCIENCE Shop on Saturdays from 10am-1pm at 2018 Ridge Rd in Homewood.


Birding for Science

Homewood Science Center benefits when you purchase, paint, & donate a birdhouse for auction in our community art fundraiser led by Homewood Business Association. Birdhouses will be on display in Village of Homewood throughout summer.

Cost: $50 per birdhouse


April 16: Deadline to purchase is Saturday

May 14: Finish painting your birdhouse at home and then drop off at Homewood Auto Body for coating.
June 4 and 5:  Reveal at Homewood Artisan Street Walk
June 7:  Displayed in downtown Homewood
September 25: Birdhouse auction benefiting Homewood Science Center

Community Art Project "If I Were a Bird"

Homewood Science Center and Homewood Arts Council ask you to contribute poems, paintings, sketches, sculptures, photographs, and more to be displayed in the windows at 2018 Ridge Rd.

Drop off your project to 2018 Ridge Rd.

Saturdays  / 10am-1pm


Learn more about

Homewood Arts Council

Join us online March 11, 2021 at 7pm for Homewood Science Center's

Five Year Anniversary of GIRLS STEAM Programming


Keynote speaker Bonita M. Parker, ComEd External Affairs Manager

  • Girls STEAM Innovations: 2017-2021

  • Hear about Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club 

Inspirational words from Dorothy Jean Tillman

Sponsored by

Donations to Girls STEAM

  • EMPOWER 62 female high school students of color to reach their education and career goals in Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club

  • CONNECT students with STEM mentors from colleges, universities, and businesses through 20 interactive online meetings

  • ENCOURAGE 50 middle school students to develop their STEM identity with Girls STEAM Juniors, led by Girls Club members

Innovation in Education: Augmented Reality and Trending Tools in Education 
Amanda Thompson, Ph.D., CEO of Explore Interactive, Purdue University

Hear how Dr. Thompson’s team developed an augmented reality platform, MindLabs, to encourage students’ collaborative work on STEM projects, especially during remote learning. In addition, Dr. Thompson will share her favorite tech-ed tools that educators can easily incorporate into their curricula.


Homewood Science Center partnered with Explore Interactive to introduce augmented reality learning to students of Chicago’s Southland. Read more.


Barriers and Break-Throughs in Using Hands-on STEM Activities

Edie Dobrez, Homewood Science Center &  Sarah Tinsman, Project Exploration 

Have you tried using PopUp SCIENCE @Home kits or other hands-on materials during remote learning? Join in this discussion, and get tips from peers as we identify the challenges and successes of supplementing your curriculum with hands-on learning. 


Summer of STEM 2021: Planning and Policy Exchange

Bring your best practices and policies to the table and share what your program has planned for summer 2021.

Spotlight On...Birds are Avian Dinosaurs

Free webinar for learners of all ages

Homewood Science Center invites your family to join us virtually for Spotlight On...Birds are Avian Dinosaur

Students: Stay until the end of our presentation to get the secret Extra Credit Code to give to your teacher as proof of your participation.

Middle School Ecology Internship 

Grades 6-8 

Apply: March 22 - April 23

Service Dates: Saturdays for 6 weeks, starting May 1, 2021

Homewood Science Center is sponsoring a conservation ecology-based internship for middle school students. This internship will complement the Ecosystems science content and the science and engineering practices reflected in the Next Generation Science Standards for middle school. This internship is a student-led program supporting student agency and equitable practices. All area middle school students are invited to apply to join us this fall in a community project to support Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve and Homewood Science Center through scientific investigation, discovery, and leadership!

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