Join Us Saturday, September 27, 2014

FiestaFamiliar2014HOY is once again hosting Fiesta Familiar 2014 at Lincoln Park Zoo, Saturday, September 27, 2014. The event is one of the largest family events in the Midwest, which brought more than 20,000 participants at last years event. For 2014, they expect more families to come together to work at the pavilions to learn Arts & Crafts; Health & Nutrition; Home & Gardening; Music & Entertainment; and Science & Technology.
Scientists for Tomorrow (SfT), was invited again to host a workshop in the Science & Technology pavilion. This year SfT will be doing two activities for the participants, the Balloon Powered Cart and Go, Go, Gadget.  The event is free and will begin at 10:00am until 5:00pm. For more information please visit

The entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 N. Cannon Dr, Chicago IL 60614). Parking fee applies.Buses 
#151 and #156 stop at the zoo’s West Gate (Stockton & Webster) and near the Farm-in-the-Zoo (Stockton & Armitage)
#22 stops near the zoo’s West Gate (exit at Clark & Webster) and Café Brauer Gate (exit at Clark & Armitage) 
#36 stops near the zoo’s West Gate (exit at Clark & Webster) and Café Brauer Gate (exit at Clark & Armitage)

The Brown line and Purple line stop at the Armitage station, which is about one mile west of the zoo. Exit and walk east on Armitage, past Clark, to the Café Brauer Gate.
Cab fare from downtown Chicago to Lincoln Park Zoo is about $10. Enter at the Café Brauer Gate or West Gate.
Bicycle Racks
Bicycle racks are located near the East Gate, West Gate, Café Brauer and Lincoln Park Conservatory with additional racks along Cannon Drive and Stockton Drive.


 PDF VERSION: 2014 Fiesta Familiar


Destination Chicago Recap

Scientists for Tomorrow (SfT) would like to thank everyone who participated at the Destination Chicago Festival. More than 400 people came to the festival held at the DePaul Center. There were raffles, art activities and workshops provided by informal science education venues. The Scientists for Tomorrow, 3,2,1 Go!!!  Balloon Powered Kart  workshop had more than 40 participants per session. SfT also gave the parents and teens the option of soldering and making name plates out of copper.

Thank you to SfT’s community partners who came to the event. It was great to see many of the coordinators and families from Richard Edwards Elementary,  Rosario Castellanos Elementary, Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy, Mount Vernon Elementary School and John C. Burroughs Elementary School participate at Destination Chicago. We hope to see many of you participate in future events.



Chicago Destination Festival-STEM Workshop Event

Scientists for Tomorrow and HIVE Chicago Learning Network partnered up to present at the Chicago City of Learning: Destination Chicago festival ( A festival of Doing and Making for all ages). The event will take place January 18, 2014, from 11:00am until 4:00pm at the DePaul Center- 1 East Jackson Blvd. The event is free and open to the public of all ages.

There will be workshops, and interactive hands on activities presented by many organizations such as The Adler Planetarium, The Art Institute of ChicagoPeggy Notebaert Nature Museum and many more.

Participants will also have the chance to win prizes such as event tickets and Ipad Minis, if they fulfill any of the three Winter Adventure Passport Activities. Passports are available online at or at a local library. 

Visit Explore Chicago for more information.