STEM in the CHI builds bridges for students to experience Chicago’s premier science organizations during school breaks.

Project Exploration (PE) has created transformative learning opportunities for youth underrepresented in the sciences –particularly students of color and girls – for more than 21 years.

For Summer 2021, PE has partnered with 11 world renowned museums, universities, and science institutions to open the world of possibilities in STEM to your student. They’ll have so much fun launching rockets, building apps, raising butterflies, getting to know the marine animals at the Shedd Aquarium, making music, and more that they won’t realize how much they’ve learned by summer’s end! Both in-person and virtual opportunities are available – you choose!

Pre-registration is now open! We will send you the full Summer catalogue of sessions and options in the coming weeks!

K-2 Summer Offerings

Building Block Club

Circle Up for the Planet

3-5 Summer Offerings


Circle Up for the Planet!

Robot Racers

Choose Your Own Adventure

Virtual Field Explorers

Makey Lab

6-8 Summer Offerings

Making Music on Tunepad


Circle Up for the Planet!

You Can Be a Photographer and Mapping for Humanity

Robot Racers

Game Design with Flowcharts

Engineering Solutions

STEM Buffet

Gold Medal STEM

Choose Your Own Adventure



Please read instructions carefully. PE is able to provide its programs for free to students because of generous funding from our partners. To keep them free, we need for parents to complete intake forms with information that may be sensitive. This information is kept confidential between Project Exploration and our funder only, and will not be shared with any other third parties without your written consent.

This form is completed in Docusign. You’ll first be asked to provide your name and email. Click “begin signing” to complete the rest of the form. Students will not receive supplies or be able to join programs this summer without this form completed! If you have any questions, call or text 312-772-6634.

Intake Form for rising K-5th grade students

Intake Form for rising 6th-12th grade students


Summer 2021 Sites Partners Include:

Summer 2021 Partners include:

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