Science Works

closes Oct 14

Learn about cool jobs and hot careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) straight from the professionals at our Museum-wide career celebration.

Science Works, presented in partnership with CBS 2, features dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and one-on-one discussions. Youth and their families can discover what interesting jobs the STEM fields have to offer, see how to turn their passion into a career, and get advice on pursuing a future in STEM.   

You can explore weather forecasting with CBS 2 meteorologists, take the heartbeat of dogs with a veterinarian, do a food science experiment with sensory scientists, play “Plinko” to win prizes and celebrate the new CBS fall show “Young Sheldon” and more!

Participating companies and organizations

American Chemical Society
Animal Quest Entertainment
Argonne National Lab
Astellas Pharma US
CBS Network "Young Sheldon"
Chicago Engineers' Foundation
Chicago Public Library – YOUmedia
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Cryogenic Society of America
City Vanguard
Exelon Generation
Game Changer Chicago Design Lab at The University of Chicago
HBK Engineering, LLC
Ignition Community Glass
Knowles Electronics
Loyola University Chicago, Forensic Science
MAGMA Foundry Technologies
Master Mix Academy
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Mondelez International
More Than Your Kidneys
Nicor Gas
Northrop Grumman
Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach
PepsiCo R&D
Society of Women Engineers
The Anti-Cruelty Society
The Morton Arboretum
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
University of Chicago Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago Department of the Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago Institute for Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Illinois at Chicago Biomedical Visualization Program
University of Illinois at Chicago Forensic Science
University of Illinois at Chicago Neurosurgery
USG Corp.
Valparaiso University Department of Geography and Meteorology