South Side Science Festival

11:00 am–6:00 pm UChicago Science Quads

Come to the South Side Science Festival, where science is for everyone!

The Physical Sciences Division, Biological Sciences Division, and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering are excited to be hosting the first annual South Side
Science Festival this coming Saturday.
The South Side Science Festival is a free, public event and particularly welcomes our neighbors from the Hyde Park and South Side communities to visit our campus for a day of fun and science!

The Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 17th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the UChicago Science Quads (5734 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637).

Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff from the PSD, BSD, and PME have volunteered to run live demonstrations and speak to the public about their science at dozens of indoor and outdoor stations throughout the day. There are also several scheduled panels with top experts discussing Climate Change, Health and Society, and The Origins of Everything, as well as a Career Panel. The full schedule of activities is available on the website. The Festival will encompass many different avenues for interaction between scientists and the public, targeting all age groups – children, teenagers, and adults.

Event Type


Sep 17