STEM Lab at Sycamore’s Midwest Museum of Natural History March 30

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SYCAMORE, Ill. — Science + Technology + Engineering + Math = STEM! In our increasingly technology-based world, STEM fields are becoming a critical part of daily life for all ages, even if you’re just turning on a light bulb. Dig into the amazing science that surrounds us at the STEM Exploration Lab at the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., in Sycamore, Ill., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 30.

The museum will be packed with 50 hands-on science experiments featuring everything from mirrors to magnets, lasers to neon, and static to sound.

Even though we’re exposed to technology every day, it can still be an intimidating topic,” said Museum Director Molly Trickey. “STEM Lab is a great chance to interact with it in a fun and friendly atmosphere.”

Learn about optics by using a two-way mirror to merge your face with a friend’s; explore static by making your hair stand on end; discover what roller coasters have to do with energy; and much more!

Presented in partnership with Northern Illinois University STEM Outreach, this one-day event is geared toward ages 4 to adult.

STEM Exploration Lab is $10 per person for non-members and $8 per person for members. Purchase a Museum membership that day (or add a year to an existing membership) and the entire group is admitted free.

For more details, visit or call (815) 895-9777.

Posted March 27, 2013

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