Chicago Science Festival 2017 at Merchandise Mart, May 20

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Illinois Science Council invites you to the 3rd annual Chicago Science Festival — a celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness that is STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) in the Chicago area.

On Saturday, May 20, come for a full day of exciting science talks and interactive demonstrations for people like you! An all-day pass gets you access to presentations on the Science of… marijuana, the brain’s “connectome,” your body’s Microbiome, bionic limbs, evolving viruses for cancer drugs, sleep research, technology of batteries & electric cars, the neuroscience of addiction, biology of human mating, smart grid technology, and more!

Between talks, you can visit demonstration tables where you can view the first ever live demonstration of the Oleo Sponge, learn about solar panels or genetically modified potatoes, experience Virtual Reality of physics or the Amazon or marine ecosystem, and taste edible insects. You can even test-drive some of today’s hottest electric cars outside in the Merchandise Mart driveway!

Check out the 2017 ScienceFest website for details on the talks and demos. New details are being added all the time!

Big thanks to our sponsors who make the Chicago Science Fest possible!


Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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