Local STEAM and STEM Classes in the West Suburbs

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Does your child love to tinker, get lost in a pile of LEGOs, or take apart their toys? These interests are all related to STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Kids learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork while coding a video game, designing their own invention, and having fun. It’s not just for big kids, either; some spots have activities for kids as young as 2. In addition to these options, check your park district or local library for drop-in classes or Makerspace areas, too!

STEAM and STEM Classes in the Western Suburbs

Many local businesses are getting creative with new ways to offer STEAM experiences for kids. Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to provide our children with opportunities! Things are constantly changing, so please check with them directly to see what they are currently offering.

Illinois Math and Science Academy
1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 907-5000
Programming available for grades 3 and up.

SciTech Museum
18 West Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 859-3434
SciTech usually offers STEAM workshops and programming available through the Early Learning Center. Check their website for most up-to-date information about reopening.

Science Adventures (Run by Fermilab)
Lederman Science Education Center
Fermilab MS 777
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 840-8259
Science programming is usually offered for children in kindergarten and up. As of July 27, 2021, no new programming is posted.

Bricks 4 Kidz
Locations and program availability vary in Elmhurst, Lombard, Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Plainfield, Aurora, Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates.
STEM enrichment programming available for preschool and up.

TinkRWorks
21 W 2nd Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 819-8926
STEAM classes available for 1st grade and up.

DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
DCM is now offering hands-on, virtual STEM programming.

Codinu
2244 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 474-1052
Computer coding and robotics classes for ages 7 – 17.

Center for Talent Development (run by Northwestern University)
North Central College
31 N. Loomis Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(847) 491-3782
Weekend and online STEAM classes available, starting as young as 3 years old.

Cool Science
(630) 957-8341
info@coolscienceinc.com
Science-themed birthday parties, girl/boy scout programming, and STEAM classes and events that come to you.

CodeForce
5 W Washington Street
Oswego, IL 60543
(708) 998-2467
STEAM programming for children age 5 and up.

Code Red Academy
17720 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 457-7218
Code Red Academy is temporarily closed, but hoping to re-open to students in September 2021.

STREAM Tutoring, Classes & Parties
29W100 Butterfield Road, Suite 103
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 947-2754
Preschool programming and up.

Kids Science Labs
275 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
(773) 798-2012
Programming available for children ages 2 years and up.  Read about Annie’s experience at Kids Science Labs here.

Code Ninjas
Locations in Westmont, Oswego, Homer Glen, Naperville, Bartlett, Oak Park, and Elmhurst. Coming soon in Wheaton and Bloomingdale.
Programming for children ages 7-14 years old.

Sylvan Learning Center
2242 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 701-3953

7217 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 689-4140

1292 Rickert Drive, Suite 148
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 848-9769

24012 W Main Street, Suite 104
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 676-4418

1950 W Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 503-6671

Sylvan offers STEM classes for elementary and middle-school students.

Our classes and teams for kids page has tons of other options for kids to explore new interests!

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