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Homewood Science Center welcomes you to explore, create, and connect! 
Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago's south suburbs, visit us at 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood, IL. 

Click below to learn more!

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Host a field trip for your class or group at Homewood Science Center!

We offer facilitate and non-facilitated options for PreK-8th grade. Learn about the engineering design process, create in our Makerspace, and more.

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Families of young learners explore STEM through hands-on activities, exhibits, creative play, and special presentations led by STEM enthusiasts and experts from leading institutions like the Forest Preserves of Cook County and University of Chicago. Children’s early experiences in STEM set the stage for future learning and economic mobility, and young learners whose families are engaged in their education earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.

What can my family do at Homewood Science Center?

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Family Play Time with Imagination Playground

Ages birth and beyond

*children must be with parent/guardian 


Play is a powerful tool! Children can unlock their imaginations and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving abilities, determination, and more! Families, get ready to learn, laugh, and play together on this one-of-a-kind indoor playground in our Michael Wexler Theater!

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Community Maker Space

*Children must be with a parent/guardian 


Join in the makers movement and create something cool with your kids! With a wide selection of recycled materials and simple tools, use the engineering design process to brainstorm, sketch, build, test, and modify a creation all your own!

Nano Mini Exhibition

*Children must be with a parent/guardian 


Nano Mini-Exhibition, an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, is on loan to us from our friends at Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn. Nano’s hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduces real world applications, and explores the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

(NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation. 

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