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What Museums and Science Centers Offer

Many museums have broad, updated resources that some schools do not have. They often also offer informal, interactive activities that complement local course curriculum. They offer a non-threatening, friendly environment where adults and students can explore without fear of being wrong, or admitting what they don't know.

Some museums and science centers also offer weekend or summer programs for precollege students, and some also offer programs for teachers, including lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom.  Many offer hands on experiences for exploring science, mathematics, engineering, computing, healthcare, and medicine or health applications.  The following are some examples in Illinois -- be sure to see what resources they have for you!

Illinois Museums and Science Centers

The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Chicago Children's Museum
Children's Discovery Museum
Discovery Center Museum
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory--Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center
The Field Museum of Natural History
International Museum of Surgical Science
Lake County Discovery Museum
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
Museum of Science and Industry
Orpheum Children's Science Museum
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Science Center of Southern Illinois
SciTech Hands-On Museum




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