HOMEWOOD SCIENCE CENTER
Homewood Science Center inspires scientific wonder, learning, and pursuit.
Effective March 15, 2020 in response to COVID-19, as a precautionary measure and in line with the CDC recommendations to limit large gatherings for 8 weeks, Homewood Science Center will cancel or postpone all events, programs, field trips, and open hours tentatively until May 31.
We are committed to working with the community to do what we can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and we are grateful to the talented scientists from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health for their guidance.
Here are some important details to note about our closure:
While Homewood Science Center remains closed, our staff will be working remotely and our office telephone line will not be answered.
If you would like to be in touch with Homewood Science Center, please email . You may also find a list of employee email addresses on the Leadership page of our website.
We will abstain from collecting toilet paper tubes and other recyclables until the COVID-19 virus is eradicated. Please do not leave your donations at our door.
Homewood Science Center will reschedule or offer refunds to school groups who are scheduled to visit Homewood Science Center from now until May 8.
Please stay in touch with Homewood Science Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We will be sharing STEM learning resources and we are coming up with creative ways to stay engaged as a community throughout this unprecedented time.
As a reminder to all, please uphold your civic duty by completing your Census 2020.
PopUp SCIENCE is our FREE family learning program running May-September.
Register in advance or at the door. Stay for a few minutes or a few hours.
For ages birth and beyond!
PopUp SCIENCE will return in May 2020. Check out our Events Page for a full listing of activities going on at Homewood Science Center.
Did you know... since May 2016 thousands of people from all over the South Suburbs participated in PopUp SCIENCE? Neuroscience, physics, engineering, botany, astronomy, anatomy and social science are just some of the STEAM topics that families and individuals explored. All for free.
PopUp SCIENCE is the first program designed and executed by Homewood Science Center. We have created a platform to provide free community-based, hands-on STEAM learning opportunities, attracting people from across the South Suburbs, and connecting them with diverse topics in STEM.
No registration required. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours!
All ages, from birth and beyond!
To see photos and videos of Past PopUp SCIENCE events
WHAT IS STEM EDUCATION?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in five specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and showing students how the scientific method and engineering design can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving.
Homewood Science Center strives to connect STEM champions and celebrate their efforts. As relationships develop, possibilities will surface and create more STEM-related opportunities for South Suburban residents.
South Suburban STEM Network is now recognized as as a
STEM Learning Ecosystem!
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
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