Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago Public Schools Citywide Science Fair

March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • March 21-22, 2015
  • Location:
  • Main Level, West Pavilion
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry

Open to public:
Friday – 1 to 3:15 p.m.
Saturday – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Approximately 300 Chicago Public Schools students whose science projects were selected from school fairs and subsequent area fairs now come to the Museum of Science and Industry for this weekend's citywide Science Fair. See what some of our city's brightest young minds have investigated in fields ranging from aerospace to zoology. The theme of this year’s Science Fair is Building on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

Projects will be open for public viewing by Museum guests on Friday from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The weekend culminates Sunday afternoon with the final award assembly. Projects honored at this fair will advance to the Illinois Junior Academy of Sciences state science fair on May 1 and 2.

This event is made possible by generosity from around the Chicagoland area. More than 300 scientists, engineers and health care professionals volunteer their time to judge projects, many of them having been judges for over 30 years. CPS science teachers and other employees coach and help refine their students' projects, which are done outside of school. Corporate sponsors ComEd, Peoples Gas, Motorola Solutions Foundation, BP America Inc., and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc., as well as many smaller private donors, help to fund workshops, programs, scholarships and awards for these young scientists.

Admission to the CPS Science Fair is included with Museum Entry.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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