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October 21, 2017

  • Hands-on activities such as navigating a laser maze
  • Exhibitors such as NIU's Davis Hall Observatory
  • Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science phenomena including our popular Creepy Chemistry and Haunted Physics Labs 
  • Fun for people of all ages!

Before you get here

  • STEMfest is free to attend! No advance registration is required of participants.
  • Come one, come all! There’s something for every age and stage at STEMfest!
  • But remember – all children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • STEMfest is an expo, an open-house style event. Come and go at any time. Most families report spending three hours at STEMfest!
  • Be sure to bring money for lunch or snacks. No outside food is allowed inside NIU’s Convocation Center. 
  • Bringing a group?
    • Register your bus group to help us help you! Please bring one chaperone for every six middle school students or every 10 high school students.
    • Scouts & youth groups – earn a patch! Learn more.
  • Need directions?
  • STEMfest is ADA compliant! Talk with Judith Dymond at jdymond@niu.edu or 815.753.8213 with any special requests. Advance notice is appreciated!

While you are here

  • There’s lots to see and do!
  • Bring home the memories! Books, scout patches and t-shirts will be available for purchase at STEMfest.