Homewood Science Center invites you to register for our special events. 
Online attendees must agree to the terms in our Online Program Participation. 

STEM Saturdays at 2018 Ridge Rd / Drop in from 10am-1pm / FREE

Nano / Early Math Games / PopUp SCIENCE @Home kits

Imagination Playground Dinosaur Bones / Homewood Disposal Recycling Machine


June 5 / Conservation Ecology Internship Presentations

June 12 / Beautiful Butterflies, Forest Preserve of Cook County 

June 19/ Craters in Space
June 26 / Cicada Mania    
July 10 / Terrific Turtles, Forest Preserve of Cook County 

July 17 / Fun with Fungi

July 24/ Moonquakes
July 31 / The Air We Share 

August 7/ Observe the Moon
August 14 / Incredible Insects, Forest Preserve of Cook County
August 21 / Light Idea
August 28 / Insect Petting Zoo

Spotlight On...Birding at the Forest / Thursday, June 10 at 7pm

Free webinar for learners of all ages

Join Jessica Becker as she takes us on a virtual experience of what it is like to go birding in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Not sure what birding is? Jessica is here to explain and spark your curiosity for birds in your community.

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

About Jessica Becker

Jessica Becker graduated in 2014 with a degree in Zoology from the University of Wyoming. It was a tropical ecology course in Ecuador in 2013 that sparked her love for birding. After graduation she continued to use her knowledge of ecology and local wildlife to support research, but also began using it to educate others about the unique wilderness around them, even in Chicagoland. Today, she works for the Forest Preserves of Cook County as a Program Specialist who helps connect people with nature through hands on environmental education. You can catch her on her monthly series "Ask a Bird Nerd" and “Be a Better Birder” and (when COVID allows) leading bird walks around the southern parts of Cook County.

Free webinar series for learners of all ages


July 8 at 7pm / Becoming a Veterinarian


August 12 at 7pm / Exploring Emotion with Art

September 9 at 7pm / Fragmented Fables: An Artistic Expression of Mental Health  

In person artist talk and exhibit at Homewood Science Center

October 14 at 7pm / Importance of Identity



January 13, 2022 at 7pm / Amazon Rising at the Shedd Aquarium

Mysteries of Mental Illness

June 3 at 7pm

Special sneak preview and discussion of a new PBS 4-hour documentary series for learners of all ages

Join Homewood Science Center for a special virtual event: an exclusive sneak peek screening and conversation of the new PBS series MYSTERIES OF MENTAL ILLNESS

We will show clips from the new PBS series and host a discussion about mental illness.

MYSTERIES OF MENTAL ILLNESS will explore dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness, and give voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences. The full documentary series will air June 22 on PBS.

An Olympic boxer struggling with OCD... a Harlem pastor wrestling with depression... a transgender lawyer recovering from years of self-loathing... a young activist coming to terms with her schizophrenia… One in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Yet a diagnosis of a mental disorder still carries a stigma that a heart condition or other physical ailment doesn't, largely because mental illness has been so poorly understood for so long. 

The landmark series Mysteries of Mental Illness places the stories of those living with mental illness today in a broader historic, scientific, and social context. The series traces how our understanding of mental illness has evolved from an ancient conception of spiritual affliction to the latest 21st century neurobiological breakthroughs. 

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