From September 24 through October 5, this adult and family series explores the science of the city with four innovative programs.
CHICAGO – Chicago is a major center of science and technology. Chicago Science Expedition: Two Weeks Worth of “Wow”! is a city-wide presentation of events and activities that will highlight how science and technology shape the way we live, work, learn, and play in Chicago. The Illinois Humanities Council has joined The Mayor’s Office, Harold Washington College, and DePaul University to create a four-part, adult and family series as part of the larger celebration that will highlight the city’s scientific feats, science heroes, and the science of everyday life in the city. The adult and family series of Chicago Science Expedition was made possible in part by a grant from The Boeing Company.
Events in the adult and family series include:
- “The Three Cosmic Tenors: Exploring the Frontiers of Matter, Energy, Space & Time,” on Sunday , September 24 at the Field Museum from 2:00 to 4:30 P.M. in the Simpson Theater (reservations: (312) 665-7400);
- “Getting Into the Seventh Inning Stretch,” on Saturday , September 30 at the Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr.) from 11:00 to 12:30 P.M. in the South Gallery (reservations: 312.422.5580);
- “Everything’s Cooler by the Lake,” on Tuesday , October 3 at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.)from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., beginning at the red seating area of the Pritzker Pavilion (reservations: 312.422.5580);
- “Nanotechnology: Thinking Big, Building Small,” on Thursday , October 5 at Harold Washington College (30 E. Lake St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. in the Lake Street Presentation Room (reservations: 312.422.5580). All events are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for all events in this series.
One of the highlights of Chicago Science Expedition: Two Weeks Worth of “Wow!” will be the world’s largest Periodic Table of Elements on display in Daley Plaza. How many “wow”s can you fit into two weeks? We’ll find out!
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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