Homewood Science Center inspires scientific wonder, learning, and pursuit.

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 answeredIf you would like to be in touch with Homewood Science Center, please email info@homewoodsciencecenter.org. 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.

  • 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.

Our Mission

Homewood Science Center inspires scientific wonder, learning, and pursuit.

Plan your visit

Our building at 18022 Dixie Highway is open based on our program and event schedule. Plan to visit during our open hours for families. Register your child in our classes & camps for kids or take part in one of our special events!

Annual Report

Learn more about our accomplishments by reading our

2018 Annual Report.

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

Click here

University of Chicago

Marine Biologists

Cathy Pfister

Tim Wootton

introduced us to creatures from HF's creeks inside

Homewood Science Center during PopUp SCIENCE 

"HF Life Aquatic"


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!

Register your program to be included in our

STEM Network Directory


STEM Network


Free gatherings held twice a year. A forum to meet and mingle, the Network Summits showcase keynote talks and hands-on demonstrations from leading institutions including Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA), Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), and University of Chicago, making STEM expertise accessible to regional STEM stakeholders and educators. 

Girls STEAM Ahead

An annual roundtable luncheon connecting girls in 7th-12th grades with professional women in diverse STEAM fields. Girls build networking, goal setting, and communication skills with the guidance and mentoring from professional and college level women in STEAM. Encouraging continued connection, women offer support through our online Girls STEAM Ahead directory. 

STEM Network


Network Internships Workforce development collaboration projects offered in conjunction with STEM industry leaders along with Homewood Science Center to provide junior high and high school students an opportunity to apply STEM education while working as a team with other students and industry professionals.   


STEM Network Directory

an online resource for regional STEM providers to showcase their programs. Families learn about programs through the STEM Network Directory, making STEM learning accessible in Chicago’s Southland. 

List or find STEM programs in the south suburbs of Chicago!

Homewood Science Center

18022 Dixie Highway

Homewood, IL 60430

(708) 206-3369

Email us - info@homewoodsciencecenter.org

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

© 2016 Homewood Science Center