Museum of Science and Industry


Construct a Worm Farm

Step 7 of 8: Take a look

After about a week, take a peek inside the jar by removing the construction paper. See what the worms have been doing! Every week, add a little bit of water to the jar to keep the soil moist. Put the paper back on the jar to keep it dark. Every six weeks, add a teaspoon of oatmeal for the worms to eat.

If you would like, you can move your worm farm outside by putting the worms in a garden.


Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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