Homewood Science Center

Activities for all on tap at 4th annual Walk Walton Oct. 20

Take a walk in the woods, get a dose of science and enjoy food and beverages at the Homewood Science Center’s fourth annual Walk Walton event Sunday, Oct. 20. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Izaak Walton Preserve at 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood will be welcoming all to learn about science through fun activities.
 

LaVoute takes the prize in Homewood Science Center’s chemistry drink challenge

 
Champagne, gin, liqueur, Thai tea and several special ingredients came together in a beautiful blend that won LaVoute Bistro the winning prize at the Homewood Science Center’s second annual Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on July 18. 
 

Science Center hosts moon landing celebration July 17

The Homewood Science Center will have you looking at the moon — and doing a few other fun things — at its Wednesday, July 17, “Footsteps on the Moon” program. Stop by the science center at 18022 Dixie Highway between 5 and 9 p.m. to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 astronauts. The event is free, but registrations are being accepted at https://forms.gle/hk9aQafo1Tmr8GcD6.
 

Ecology interns design, plant pollinator garden

Four members of the Homewood Science Center's Conservation Ecology Internship Program were proud of their handiwork on June 8. When they were told the tree they planted was an ironwood, they quickly named it "Tony" in reference to Tony Stark, the alter ego of Avengers superhero Ironman.
 

Science Center gets spacey with 2nd Cocktail Chemistry contest

Local bartenders have been challenged to create a drink that's out of this world. The Homewood Science Center's second annual Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on July 18 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. 

 

PopUp Science spreading around the globe

The Homewood Science Center started its free PopUp Science program in 2016 as a way to share science concepts with the community. 
 
Now the ideas behind PopUp Science are being learned by science enthusiasts around the world, thanks to the Homewood Science Center’s membership in the STEM Learning Ecosystem, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce for the 21st century.

Imagination Playground is creative fun at Homewood’s Science Center

Wow! They’re super big — and blue! That’s the first reaction of kids who come to the Homewood Science Center for some creative learning using the Imagination Playground set.

Homewood Science Center has gifts centered around science

Santa’s workshop has been busy A variety of toys geared toward science and technology and a host of Homewood Science Center items are available Nov. 24 through Dec. 27 at the PopUp Science Shop. (Photo by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)generating toys for children who love creativity and learning. His special creations are available at the Homewood Science Center’s PopUp Science Shop starting Saturday, Nov. 24.

The specialty toys will help break the status quo with fun gifts that will encourage a child’s learn in the process. The shop is stocked with toys not seen in the traditional toy aisle. 

 

3rd annual Walk Walton fundraiser makes science fun in Homewood

The third annual Walk Walton PopUp Science Fundraiser Oct. 21 at the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve featured about 20 junior high students from Homewood and Flossmoor schools sharing what they learned during the internship’s first run.

Homewood Fire Department will show off new truck, provide fun safety lessons at annual open house

Residents will have a chance to get a close-up look at Homewood's brand new fire truck on Saturday during the annual Fire Department open house.

The event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17950 Dixie Highway will also include a crowd favorite, the live burn that demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of sprinkler systems. 

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