Homewood Science Center, just south of Chicago in downtown Homewood, is a non-profit organization with a great calendar of community STEAM events. We are open during regular open hours and specially scheduled programs.  

Please check our event and program schedule as you plan your visit. 

FREE! Homewood Rotary & Homewood Business Association


Thursday November 7 / 5pm-7pm

at Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway

Join us for a brief presentation on the benefits of joining the Homewood Business Association (HBA) and the Homewood Rotary Club. This is a free reception open to the public.


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FREE Family Events held at Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway

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"Baby Loves..." Science Series by Ruth Spiro

Saturday November 9 / 10am-12pm

Babies, Toddlers, & Pre-K

Meet & greet with the author, book sales & signings, kid-friendly refreshments, and Imagination Playground!

Readings at 10:30am & 11:30am

Join us as we shine a Spotlight On...STEAM initiatives and experts from the south suburbs and beyond!

Save the date for our upcoming events!

Spotlight On...Beer & Yeast

Tuesday November 12th / 6:00pm-8:00pm


Join us for an interactive talk and beer tasting presented by Rabid Brewing and their partner Omega Yeast. There is a science behind brewing and choosing the right yeast to get the results you are looking for! Omega Yeast will discuss their high quality, pitch-ready liquid yeast for probrewers and homebrewers and Rabid will provide a tasting to explore different yeast options. 

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Thursday November 14, 2019

Northwestern University's Office of Community Education Partnerships is collaborating with

Homewood Science Center,  Project Exploration, Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative, EvanSTEM, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Illinois Science & Technology Institute, and Prairie State College in hosting the

10th Annual STEM Summit, Illinois' only free education conference that brings together K-12 educators and leaders, industry, and academia for a day of innovation and collaboration in STEM education happening at at Prairie State College on November 14, 2019. 

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“Roller Coasters: An Inventor’s Journey”
A 90 minute exploration for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts

Sunday January 26, 2020 | 1pm-2:30pm

$13 per Girl Scout (price includes badge)

Adult chaperones are free!

Registration closes on January 13

Invent a Roller Coaster!

Girls have amazing ideas and they will have an opportunity to become a modern day roller coaster inventor! Our afternoon will start with a look at Homewood's history in roller coaster inventions and the girls will go on an interactive 3D roller coaster ride.

Next, Girl Scouts will observe roller coasters, brainstorm ideas for their roller coaster, and then build out their own model roller coaster from recycled materials! Badges will be given at the end of the class!

Girls must come with a chaperone. This is NOT a drop off event. 

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18022 Dixie Highway    Homewood, IL 60430    (708) 206-3369