Museum of Science and Industry

Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers

Interact with STEM professionals at our Museum-wide science career fair.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

10 a.m - 3 p.m. This event is included in Museum Entry.

Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers invites youth and families to learn about interesting jobs straight from the professionals at a Museum-wide STEM career fair. This year's event is October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features an array of dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and one-on-one discussions.

Students can discover what “cool jobs” the science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) fields have to offer, see how to turn their passion into a career, and get advice on pursuing a future in STEM occupations, which are steadily increasing in the job market!

Jr. Science Cafés

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be a scientist? Experience fun activities in these interactive sessions taking place during Science Works! Education Classrooms, Balcony Level 3. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited.

11 a.m.Caring for your SMILE with students from UIC College of Dentistry!
Noon - Animal Health with a veterinarian and her furry pals!
1 p.m.Scary Science with a stuntman!
2 p.m.The Chemistry of Candy with food scientists!

Special Presentation: How I Became an Astronaut

12:30 p.m. – Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Presentation featuring former NASA astronaut Frederick Gregory.
Little Theater, Lower Level

Dance Performance: “Far From Equilibrium”

1:00 p.m. – Experience the beauty of turbulence and consider uncertainty, complexity, and how motion underlies form. Choreographed by Megan Rhyme, independent choreographer, and Elizabeth Hicks, Ph.D., Epsilon Delta Labs. Rotunda, Main Level

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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