Homewood Science Center welcome 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. 

In response to COVID-19, as a precautionary measure Homewood Science Center will be cancelling or postponing all public events and open hours until further notice.

Hours of Operation

Friday: 12pm-7pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm*


Family Special: $10 for up to 2 adults and 2 children

General Admission: $5 (ages 1-99)

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*Homewood Science Center will be closed on March 7th for an off-site event.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

What can my family do at Homewood Science Center?



Find fun STEM gifts at our downtown Homewood destination for STEM toys that inspire scientific wonder, learning, and pursuit! From games to models, toys to puzzles, our PopUp SCIENCE SHOP is full of educational options that will keep your kids learning while they play. 

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!

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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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18022 Dixie Highway    Homewood, IL 60430    (708) 206-6541

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