Summer Tween Events: Becoming a Scientist

About this recurring event

Middle-schoolers can find out what it takes to be a scientist with these summer events.

A young girl stands in front of a glass case writing notes on a clipboard. Inside the case is set of three skulls. The girl is wearing glasses and a yellow seater.

How do scientists see the world around us? What tools do they use to make discoveries about life on Earth and natural habitats and history? Preteens ages 11–14 can find out this summer with our tween events.

Join a one-day, Saturday club from 9:30–1:30pm. Middle-school science-lovers can learn what it takes to be a field observer. They’ll hear from real scientists at work in the field across and beyond Chicago. At the end of the day, club members share what they discovered in the habitats close to home.

Every club session includes a break from 11am–12:30pm. Participants can use this time to grab lunch, play outside, and complete the midday activity. They’ll rejoin the club in the afternoon and share what they discovered in the habitats close to home.

Schedule and Tickets

Tween events are available all summer long. Saturday Clubs are hosted:

  • July 17 (Birds)
  • July 24 (Insects)
  • July 31 (Plants)
  • August 7 (Fishes)

One ticket is required per household, per club session. Tickets are $30 per class—or save with a bundle of all four classes for $100. Members enjoy a 15% discount on tickets. Space is limited. Ticket sales end 24 hours before the start of each club session.

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