STEAM Activities

S.T.E.A.M. Discovery Day

The Waukegan Park District is hosting STEAM activities related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to spur curiosity and innovation among local youth.

Into the Milky Way Friday, January 27, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Let’s explore the Milky Way galaxy! Learn about a galaxy and what is inside and then create your very own galaxy.
Register by 1/25 $5 Resident/$7 Nonresident Program #20806407-1A

Starry Night | February 3, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what you’re looking at? Let’s explore the different star constellations and create your own. Register by 2/1 $5 Resident/$7 Nonresident Program #20806407-2A

Solar System February 24, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
What is a solar system? What are planets? Come explore the solar system and learn about the different planets while you enjoy making a solar system.
Register by 2/22 $5 Resident/$7 Nonresident Program #20806407-3A

Astronaut in Training March 3, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
We will become astronauts and prepare for our space mission. Working with our fellow spacemen and spacewomen, everyone will complete a training program and create a survival kit.
Register by 3/1 $5 Resident/$7 Nonresident Program #20806407-4A

Space Mission March 24, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Learn about space travel, space shuttles and rocket launches! Get a chance to build your own space shuttle and launch it!
Register by 3/22 $5 Resident/$75 Nonresident Program #20806407-5A

To the Moon! | April 21, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
We are going on a space mission to the moon! We will learn about the phases of the moon with a tasty treat. Explore the moon’s surface hands-on as we make our own moon sand.
Register by 4/19 $5 Resident/$7 Nonresident Program #20806407-6A

STEAM Activities

Winter STEAM | Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Bring winter indoors and experience becoming a scientist, engineer, architect, and more! Warm up with a delicious science experiment, construct a tasty igloo, and fun winter activities.
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center  Register by 1/28 $6 Resident/$8 Nonresident Program #20806206-1A

Squishy Circuits | Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Learn how to create a circuit with dough and technology! Dive into your creativity and challenge yourself while constructing your creation.
Bevier Center  Register by 2/4 $5 Resident/$7 Nonresident Program #20806207-1A

Robot Innovation | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
What do you imagine when you hear the word robot? Apply your creativity and imagination to design and construct your own robot with the supplies
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center Register by 3/6 $10 Resident/$12 Nonresident Program #20806209 -1A

Articulated Grabber | Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Have you ever dropped something behind your bed and couldn’t get it? Or needed to
reach something on the top shelf? Join us to construct your very own grabber that will
extend your reach!
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center Register by 4/15 $6 Resident/$8 Nonresident Program #20806211-1A

Wind Racers | Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 6pm to 7pm
Ready, set, GO! Design and construct your very own car with the materials provided.
We will test out our cars and see who wins the races.
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center Register by 5/1 $6 Resident/$8 Nonresident Program #20806212-1A