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SciTech A youth focused STEM resource for the Fox River Valley. Vision: Envisioning a world where STEM education is accessible to all.
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Mission: Fueling the curiosity of our youth and igniting their passion for STEM learning through mobile initiatives and community engagement.

πŸ”₯πŸš’ Join us tonight at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum for an unforgettable First Fridays experience! πŸŽ‰πŸ›οΈ Step into our i...
04/05/2024

πŸ”₯πŸš’ Join us tonight at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum for an unforgettable First Fridays experience! πŸŽ‰

πŸ›οΈ Step into our indoor sidewalk sale extravaganza, where treasures await! 🎁 Dive into deep discounts as both Aurora Regional Fire Museum and SciTech proudly showcase an array of fantastic goodies for sale!

πŸ‘€ Enjoy a special offer on all SciTech products: Buy One, Get One Free! 🌟 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to snag double the fun for the price of one!

πŸ” Take a sneak peek at just a few of the remarkable items we'll have in store

🎈 Don't let this chance slip away! Join us tonight and let the excitement ignite at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum! See you there from 5 to 8pm πŸŽ‰πŸ”₯

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Come out and see us at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum this Friday!
04/03/2024

Come out and see us at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum this Friday!

Do you love to shop local? Make sure to stop by the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and check out our First Fridays - Indoor Sidewalk Sale w/ SciTech. We will be open during First Fridays from 5-8pm on Friday, April 5.

Merchandise from our Museum Store as well as from SciTech will be available at large discounts.

🐰🌸 Happy Easter from SciTech! May your day be filled with joy, new beginnings, and the wonders of spring. Here's to a ce...
03/31/2024

🐰🌸 Happy Easter from SciTech!

May your day be filled with joy, new beginnings, and the wonders of spring.

Here's to a celebration as vibrant and exciting as the discoveries we make together! πŸ₯šπŸŒ·

πŸŒŒπŸ”­ Acknowledging the stellar contributions of Annette S. Lee, a Lakotan astrophysicist and the current director of Nativ...
03/30/2024

πŸŒŒπŸ”­ Acknowledging the stellar contributions of Annette S. Lee, a Lakotan astrophysicist and the current director of Native Skywatchers.

Armed with a Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from the University of Western Cape, she passionately leads efforts to compile Indigenous star knowledge. Through collaborations with museums and communities, she shines a cosmic light on Indigenous cultures, fostering understanding and appreciation. πŸŒ πŸ‘©β€πŸš€

🦐🌈 Unveiling the mantis shrimp's superpower! Did you know it has a whopping 16 color cones, making it the champion of co...
03/29/2024

🦐🌈 Unveiling the mantis shrimp's superpower!

Did you know it has a whopping 16 color cones, making it the champion of color vision in the animal kingdom?

Nature's palette just got even more vibrant! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘οΈ

🌲 Embrace Nature's Classroom at SciTech STEM Summer Camp! 🌳Attention all young adventurers and nature enthusiasts enteri...
03/28/2024

🌲 Embrace Nature's Classroom at SciTech STEM Summer Camp! 🌳

Attention all young adventurers and nature enthusiasts entering 3rd through 6th grades! 🌿 Get ready for an exhilarating summer immersed in the great outdoors at SciTech STEM Summer Camp! 🌲

πŸ” Discover the secrets of the natural world through exciting forest expeditions and hands-on outdoor experiments!
🌱 Explore ecology, conservation, and environmental science while surrounded by the beauty of local forest preserves!
πŸš€ Engage in STEM activities that integrate technology and engineering with the wonders of nature!
πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ Foster teamwork and leadership skills in a supportive outdoor environment!

Join us for an unforgettable summer of exploration, discovery, and connection with the natural world! Limited spots available – secure your spot starting Wednesday, February 14th at 9am!

🌟 Link in bio to learn more and register! 🌲
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πŸŒˆπŸ’‘ Delving into the science of sight! Ever wondered why people can see color? Let's unlock the mysteries of vision toget...
03/27/2024

πŸŒˆπŸ’‘ Delving into the science of sight!

Ever wondered why people can see color?

Let's unlock the mysteries of vision together!

Share your thoughts or learn something new about the fascinating world of color perception! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘οΈ

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜„ When your experiment turns into an abstract masterpiece! Science meets creativity in unexpected ways. πŸ§ͺπŸ–ŒοΈ            ...
03/25/2024

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜„ When your experiment turns into an abstract masterpiece! Science meets creativity in unexpected ways. πŸ§ͺπŸ–ŒοΈ

πŸŒˆπŸŽ‰ Wishing you a vibrant and joyful Holi from the SciTech family! May your day be filled with colorful moments, laughter...
03/25/2024

πŸŒˆπŸŽ‰ Wishing you a vibrant and joyful Holi from the SciTech family!

May your day be filled with colorful moments, laughter, and the spirit of togetherness.

Celebrate the festival of colors with warmth and happiness! 🎨✨

🌟 Attention Parents! πŸš€ Registration for our STEM Summer Camp Junior is officially OPEN! 🌟Is your child ready to embark o...
03/23/2024

🌟 Attention Parents! πŸš€ Registration for our STEM Summer Camp Junior is officially OPEN! 🌟

Is your child ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery this summer? Our STEM Summer Camp Junior is the perfect opportunity for young explorers, entering 1st and 2nd grades, to dive into the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics!

πŸ“… Camp Dates: August 5-9, 2024
⏰ Camp Time: 9am to 11am
πŸ“ Camp Location: SciTech, 336 McKee St, Batavia, IL

Designed for children entering 1st and 2nd grades, our camp offers hands-on experiments, interactive workshops, and plenty of fun-filled activities to ignite your child's curiosity and creativity.

Spaces are limited, so don't miss out! Secure your child's spot today by registering at https://www.goscitech.org/event-details-registration/stem-summer-camp-junior

Let's make this summer one to remember with STEM Summer Camp Junior! πŸš€πŸ”¬ Register now and watch your child's imagination soar!

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πŸ”¬πŸŒ Celebrating the impactful work of Susana LΓ³pez CharretΓ³n (1957- ), a distinguished Mexican virologist. With a focus o...
03/23/2024

πŸ”¬πŸŒ Celebrating the impactful work of Susana LΓ³pez CharretΓ³n (1957- ), a distinguished Mexican virologist.

With a focus on understanding the rotavirus, particularly prevalent among children, she holds a doctorate in basic biomedical research and serves as the principal investigator at the Biotechnology Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Her significant contributions to unraveling the mysteries of the rotavirus underscore her commitment to advancing biomedical knowledge. πŸ§ͺπŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬

πŸŒΏπŸ’š Nature's favorite hue! Did you know humans can see more shades of green than any other color? Our eyes are truly tune...
03/22/2024

πŸŒΏπŸ’š Nature's favorite hue!

Did you know humans can see more shades of green than any other color?

Our eyes are truly tuned to the beauty of the great outdoors! πŸŒπŸ‘€

πŸŒˆπŸ‘€ Let's explore the spectrum of sight! How many colors do you think you can see? Share your vibrant perceptions and let...
03/20/2024

πŸŒˆπŸ‘€ Let's explore the spectrum of sight!

How many colors do you think you can see?

Share your vibrant perceptions and let's revel in the kaleidoscope of our individual perspectives! 🎨✨

πŸš€πŸš£πŸ½β€β™‚οΈAttention all young heroes! Join us for an exhilarating STEM adventure at the Save A Superhero Workshop, brought t...
03/18/2024

πŸš€πŸš£πŸ½β€β™‚οΈAttention all young heroes! Join us for an exhilarating STEM adventure at the Save A Superhero Workshop, brought to you by SciTech. Unleash your inner scientist and engineer as you embark on a mission to help your favorite superhero cross a treacherous body of water!πŸš€πŸš£πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

πŸ”¬πŸ”§ In this interactive workshop, you'll:

- Learn the principles of buoyancy and engineering design.
- Collaborate with fellow young scientists to construct a device to transport your superhero safely across the water.
- Put your creation to the test and watch your superhero triumphantly conquer the challenge!

πŸ“… Date: Thurs., March 21
πŸ•’ Time: 10:30 - 11:15
πŸ§’πŸ½ Who: Children Ages 4-6
πŸ“ Location: Batavia Public Library

Don't miss out on this thrilling opportunity to blend learning with fun and save the day! Spaces are limited, so be sure to register now at: https://batavia.libnet.info/event/10041452

Parents, sit back and relax as your child engages in hands-on learning and unleashes their creativity in a safe and supportive environment.

Let's empower the next generation of superheroes through STEM! πŸ’«

πŸ€πŸŒˆ Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day from SciTech! May your day be filled with luck, laughter, and a touch of s...
03/17/2024

πŸ€πŸŒˆ Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day from SciTech!

May your day be filled with luck, laughter, and a touch of scientific magic.

Cheers to a celebration as vibrant as the wonders we explore together! πŸŽ‰πŸ”¬

Come help us save a Superhero!*Registration required*
03/16/2024

Come help us save a Superhero!

*Registration required*

Children ages 4-6: superheroes need your help! Save a Superhero at the Library! πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŒŠπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ Children, we'll work together to engineer a vessel to ferry your superhero across a body of water safely.

This free program is scheduled for Thurs., March 21, from 10:30-11:15 am at the Library, presented by SciTech. Sign up at batavia.libnet.info/event/10041452.

πŸŒπŸ’‘ Honoring the brilliance of Marie Van Brittan Brown (1922-1999), an African-American inventor and nurse. Faced with th...
03/16/2024

πŸŒπŸ’‘ Honoring the brilliance of Marie Van Brittan Brown (1922-1999), an African-American inventor and nurse.

Faced with the challenge of high crime rates in her New York neighborhood, she pioneered the first home security system. Her innovative design, patented three years later, laid the foundation for advancements in home security that continue to shape our lives today.

A true trailblazer in technology and safety! πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈπŸ”’

πŸŒ™πŸ‘€ Fun Fact Alert! Did you know that people who are colorblind often have better night vision than the average person? N...
03/15/2024

πŸŒ™πŸ‘€ Fun Fact Alert!

Did you know that people who are colorblind often have better night vision than the average person?

Nature's way of balancing perception in the dark! 🌌🎨

πŸ₯§βœ¨ Happy Pi Day from the SciTech family! Celebrate the infinite wonders of mathematics today. Whether you're a math enth...
03/14/2024

πŸ₯§βœ¨ Happy Pi Day from the SciTech family!

Celebrate the infinite wonders of mathematics today. Whether you're a math enthusiast or just enjoy a good slice of pi(e), may your day be filled with endless joy and numerical delights! πŸŽ‰πŸ”’

πŸ€ A Huge Thank You from SciTech! 🌈We want to extend our sincerest gratitude to Sturdy Shelter Brewing for being the fant...
03/14/2024

πŸ€ A Huge Thank You from SciTech! 🌈

We want to extend our sincerest gratitude to Sturdy Shelter Brewing for being the fantastic hosts of our Leprechaun Lab: A Family STEM Adventure! It was an evening filled with wonder and excitement, and none of it would have been possible without their support.

To all the families who came out and joined us, your enthusiasm and participation made the event truly special. Thank you for being a part of our STEM community and for your eagerness to explore and learn together.

A special shoutout to WindMill Grille & Pizzeria for their generosity in providing free delivery to all participants and for their kind kickback to SciTech for every order placed. Your support means the world to us, and we're grateful for your partnership.

Last but not least, to everyone who purchased Science Basement and supported SciTech while enjoying a delicious drink – thank you! Your contributions help us continue our mission of inspiring curiosity and fostering learning in STEM.

Here's to more exciting adventures ahead! πŸš€βœ¨

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, join SciTech at Sturdy Shelter Brewing for an exciting family-friendly event! Ev...
03/13/2024

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, join SciTech at Sturdy Shelter Brewing for an exciting family-friendly event!

Even if you don't have children, you can still show your support for SciTech by trying our exclusive Science Basement IPA. With every sip, you're contributing one dollar to the advancement of science and technology!

Tickets will be available at the door, so don't miss out on this chance to be part of something special!

πŸ‘€πŸ§ Let's dive into a fascinating fact! How many cones do you think humans have? Share your guesses and let's unravel the...
03/13/2024

πŸ‘€πŸ§ Let's dive into a fascinating fact!

How many cones do you think humans have?

Share your guesses and let's unravel the colorful world of vision together! πŸŒˆπŸ‘οΈ

Join us at Sturdy Shelter Brewing for Leprechaun Lab: A Family STEM Adventure, hosted by SciTech! πŸ€ This family-friendly...
03/12/2024

Join us at Sturdy Shelter Brewing for Leprechaun Lab: A Family STEM Adventure, hosted by SciTech! πŸ€ This family-friendly event is packed with hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and creativity in young minds, all while fostering a sense of community among families.

🌈 Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery as you build a lucky charms catapult, create rainbows with homemade spectroscopes, and witness the magic of walking rainbows!

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Each family ticket includes two drink tickets for the parents, ensuring a refreshing experience for everyone while enjoying a night filled with engaging STEM activities for the whole family.

πŸ” Let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – because learning is always more fun when it's hands-on and shared with loved ones!

Only 1 more day left to register!

Date: March 13th, 2024
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Sturdy Shelter Brewing

Don't miss out on this opportunity to spark curiosity and creativity while creating lasting memories with your family. See you there!

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⏰✨ Don't forget to spring forward! Wishing everyone a bright and energized start to Daylight Saving Time from SciTech. E...
03/10/2024

⏰✨ Don't forget to spring forward!

Wishing everyone a bright and energized start to Daylight Saving Time from SciTech.

Embrace the longer days and let the science of time bring a burst of positivity to your routines! πŸŒžπŸ•°οΈ

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One man’s dream...

In 1988, Ernest Malamud, a physicist at FermiLab, had a dream for the future. He reached out to his friends, his co-workers, and his community and together, they created a reality that has touched MILLIONS of people. What started as one man’s dream of the future has become the reality of SciTech Hands On Museum where children and adults alike explore knowledge and discover concepts and imagine THEIR future.

Located in a historic post office in the heart of downtown Aurora, SciTech is 30,000 square feet that encourages guests to Imagine, Explore, and Discover. SciTech remains true to our roots and rely on the community and volunteers to bring innovation into a learning experience. Exhibits are sponsored by local businesses and offices, including Molex Electronics Solutions, Commonwealth Edison, FermiLab, Comcast, and many others!

Come to SciTech with an open mind, ready to learn and explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) through over 200 interactive exhibits which inspire education and imagination. Every exhibit is a mini-experiment with information about what to DO at the station and the scientific explanation for what is happening. Bring the entire family! Young and old minds alike will discover science in the world around them. SciTech also offers group field trips, overnights, scout programs, birthday parties and day camps. We also ask that visitors under the age of 16 remain accompanied by an adult at all times.


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