Friday, October 5, 2012

4th Annual Family Science Expo

Looking for something fun, free, family-oriented, and a little nerdy to do next Saturday? Well, we have just the thing for you! The Des Plaines Public Library’s 4th annual Family Science Expo is Saturday, October 13. The event is open house, so come any time between noon and 4 p.m. to see exhibits, demonstrations, science experiments in action and to try your own hand as construction challenges and generating electricity. The event is geared toward children in grades 2-8, but will be fun for the entire family.

Over a dozen science and engineering organizations will be on hand to talk to your family about what they do and how they do it. Our exhibitors this year include chemical, civil, safety and structural engineers as well as the Civil Air Patrol, the Optical Society of Chicago, Destination ImagiNation and the Des Plaines Science Prodigies. In addition, check out the interactive display about how science and technology has changed the banking industry from our sponsor, Village Bank & Trust.

If you have an old or unwanted bike, October 13 will be your chance to donate it to a wonderful organization, Working Bikes. Working Bikes is a non-profit organization that gathers bicycles and sends them to developing countries to be used as tools of empowerment.

Last year over 500 kids and their families visited Science Expo and by all accounts had a fun and educational time. Don't miss your chance to experience Science Expo this year!

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