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Project Exploration
Explore Store

Eligible families who are subscribed to STEM@home complete activities as a family and earn points to trade in for prizes in our Explore Store! Subscribe to STEM@home to see if you qualify and start earning prizes today!

How to Earn Points

There are three ways to earn points as a family:
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Complete STEMbook Activities

STEMbook activities are mailed to registered PE families in monthly STEM@home Kits! Complete those activities and more in our online library of on-demand STEMbook activities and share what you learned in our Share It Portal to earn points:

Attend Virtual Program Sessions

Register for and join your Project Exploration facilitators for virtual program sessions on Zoom! Gather materials and complete the activity together with your Project Exploration family on the call and earn points for sharing what you learn with the instructor and other students.

Complete Virtual Challenges

Claim or create your account on the Chicago City of Learning website. Join our group, explore our video library, and complete challenge to earn badges. For every badge you earn, your will earn 5 points for your family to use in the Explore Store!

5170     Cervantes
775      Unicon J
635      Nunez
515      Rodriguez
465      Keilah Johnson
380      Holy Family Angels
270      Brewer and Givens Family
270      bluelish
240      Davis/Hill
220      Williams

210       J Cubed
190      Young
175      Team Sofia
160      Carter Family
125      Donaldson
80      Team Marks
75      Sanders/Thomas
61      Armour Family
60      Spencer
60      Nana’s Crew

40      Code Brooks
40      Rafaela Alanis
30      Garza
10      Lopez 10
10      Boye Fam
10      Hicks

Explorer Points expire on September 15th!

Remember to cash them in for the prizes below! Prizes will be shipped after September 15th

The leaderboard is updated every Tuesday, and was last updated September 2nd.

Explore Store Prizes

Trade in the points you earn completing activities for prizes. Come back to visit often as we are always adding new prizes to the Explore Store. Please note that prizes are subject to change without notice.
100 Points

Prize options include:

  • Gift card valued at $25.
250 Points

Prize options include:

  • Family fun activity pack valued at over $65 OR;
  • Gift card valued at up to $65.
500 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family AND choice of prize:

  • 4 Navy Pier passes OR;
  • Hover board OR;
  • Combo of level 1-2 gifts, worth up to $125 combined value.
750 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, AND choice of prize:

  • Backpack stuffed with back-to-school supplies valued at $190+ OR;
  • Chromebook laptop OR;
  • Combo of level 1-3 gifts, worth up to $190 combined value.
1,000 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • Grand Luxe family date OR;
  • Combo of level 1-4 gifts, worth up to $250 combined value.
1,500 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • 4 tickets to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL OR;
  • iPad OR;
  • Combo of level 1-5 gifts, worth up to $375 combined value.
2,000 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • 4 tickets to sports game of your choice with cash value at up to $500 OR;
  • Combo of level 1-6 gifts, worth up to $500 combined value.
2,500 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • Nintendo Switch with 3 additional controllers OR;
  • Combo of level 1-7 gifts, worth up to $625 combined value.
3,000 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • Kalahari Resort family weekend, including 2 night stay in the Wisconsin Dells Kalahari Resort and waterpark passes for 4 people;
  • Combo of level 1-8 gifts, worth up to $750 combined value.
5,000 Points

Recognition as STEMfluencer Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, private family tour of the Brookfield Zoo, AND choice of prize:

  • Macbook Air OR;
  • Combo of level 1-9 gifts, worth up to $1,250 combined value.

Frequently Asked Questions

We aim to make earning prizes through the Explore Store as simple as possible! Please review these FAQs. If they don’t answer your question, please call or text us at the STEM@home hotline 312-772-6634 for assistance.
Who can earn points and prizes in the Explore Store?
Any family is eligible to complete STEM@home activities. However, not every family is eligible to earn points and prizes for completing activities at this time. Register to find out if your family is eligible. If not, do not fret! Project Exploration is working to make open the Explore Store to more families.
How many points does my family have?
Registered families will receive a weekly update via email every Monday informing them about how many points they have earned.
How many points are activities worth?
Generally, each activity completed and reported back via the Share It Portal is worth 5 points. However, bonus points for specific challenges will also be awarded. Make sure you check your email for updates and challenges to multiply your points!

Trade in Your Points!

Ready to trade in your points for prizes? Congratulations! Complete the form below to claim your prize. Please note that points need to be verified before you will be awarded your prize. Your family will be contacted within one week of your prize request.

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