Where to Find STEAM and STEM Classes in the West Suburbs

Classes and Camps for Kids

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 two years old.

In addition to these options, check your park district or local library for drop-in classes or Makerspace areas, too!

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

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 30, 2023, no new programming is posted.

Bricks 4 Kidz
Locations and program availability vary in Elmhurst, Lombard, Chicago, Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates.
STEM enrichment programming available for preschool and up.

DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
DCM is offers hands-on, virtual STEM programming, as well as summer camps.

2244 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 474-1052
Online coding and robotics classes for ages 7 – 17, as well as summer camps.

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.

Kids STEM Studio
2960 Artesian Road, Unit 120
Naperville, IL 60564

201 S Meacham Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Summer camps, weekly enrichment classes, and birthday parties.

Upstairs at Church of the Good Shepherd
5 W. Washington Street
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 716-3850
STEAM programming for children age 5 and up.

STREAM Tutoring, Classes & Parties
3S601 Warren Avenue
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 947-2754
Preschool programming, STREAM Academy, birthday parties and much more.

Kids Science Labs
275 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
(773) 798-2012
Birthday parties, science programming and summer camps available for children ages 2 years and up.

Code Ninjas
Locations in Westmont, Oswego, Homer Glen, Naperville, Tinley Park, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and Elmhurst.
Programming for children ages 5-14 years old.

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

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

10338 S. Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 572-0171

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

25 N Roselle Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 380-9238

9501 W 171st Street
Tinley Park, Illinois 60487
(708) 336-3130

Sylvan offers STEM classes for elementary and middle-school students, covering topics such as coding, engineering and robotics.

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

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