Hang with us as we travel Chicago and it's surrounding cities to watch some of the coolest science geeks make history and attempt the impossible. Our free Mini Tours were created to give potential Intellectual Practice Program students ideas about different projects they might want to explore with our coaches. Kids learn about STEM and what it takes to be successful in these fields. Parents also learn a little something too, as they join us for the ride. If you're looking for something fun, educational, and free to do, we've got you covered. Come see for yourself.
All participants must RSVP beforehand by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors will complete a tour of the Smart Museum of Art and participate in art activities with area children.
Visitors meet chemists and engineering students to see experiments and learn what it takes to have a successful career in STEM.
Visitors will meet with surgeons, learn how the spine works, and about nutrition. Participants must show proof of measles vaccinations. Possible age restrictions.
Visitors walk the assembly line to learn what it takes to build a car and watch durability testing. No cell phones or cameras allowed. Must wear close toed shoes and arrive 10 minutes early. Participants must be at least 10 years old.
Visitors meet technical experts who specialize in chemical and durability testing. See firsthand what fabrics appliances and other products go through before they reach store shelves.
Visitors will meet glass artists, and learn about the chemical make-up of glass, in addition to temperatures for sculpting, and adding color to molten glass.
Visitors learn about the chemical composition of water, and the required conditions for creating ice sculptures.
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
845 W Taylor Street
Science & Engineering
2211 North Oak Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60707
5500 Indiana 38
545 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
401 North Armour Street
Chicago, IL 60642
623 W. Roosevelt Rd
Forest Park, IL
Smart Museum of Art
Ignite Glass Studio
Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures