Science Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2020
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Science Festival

With a full weekend of science activities, the festival celebrates science and nature in ways that will encourage you to explore—just in time for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

What would happen if a science fair came to life?

Participate in drop-in activities, an immersive found-object art installation, Augmented Reality (AR) sandboxes, and a biofeedback experience. This year’s themes and activities feature fauna/fungi, flora, food, and evolution. Most programs and activities are free; fees apply for Science After Hours. Parking fee applies.

 

Science After Hours

Science After Hours

Friday, April 17, 2020, 6 – 9 p.m.
Adults get their chance to take part in festival activities in a fun atmosphere with themed cocktail drinks and food available for purchase.

kids science activities

Science Activities

Mix a soil sample, help build a forest, and test the pH in a hydroponic growing system…just to name a few!

Meet Scientists and Horticulturists

Meet Scientists and Horticulturists

Garden scientists and horticulturists showcase their areas of research and the science behind their work at rotating “pop up” displays throughout the weekend.

 

Brainscape

What’s Your Brainscape?

Use biofeedback technology to create larger-than-life images.

Shape the Landscape

Shape the Landscape

Make it rain, see the effects of erosion with Augmented Reality (AR) sandboxes.

Marvin Tate installation

Immerse Yourself in Art

Immerse yourself in an art installation, City Promenade (Life Under the L Tracks) – made with objects from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s “backyard.” Meet multidisciplinary artist, author, and educator Marvin Tate.

 

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