x-Stream Fest

x stream fest science technology reading engineering arts math

Saturday, Oct. 20
12-4 p.m.

For adults, teens, and kids (best for Kindergarten and older)
No registration required


Explore the concepts of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) throughout the building with hands-on experiments, creative projects, explosive demonstrations, and an exciting new Library collection.

What is X-Stream Fest? Part science fair, part maker fair, part museum, attendees can expect to get hands-on with each of the six STREAM disciplines.

What makes Elmhurst Public Library a perfect place for STREAM exploration? Our expansive programming includes technology classes for all ages and educational (and fun!) programs to get kids interested in all areas of science and math. New spaces like the Creative Studio and the Makery are non-traditional ways for the Library to promote technology, art, and engineering—but don’t forget about books! Reading has always been our area of expertise.

Big Science Demonstrations

Science is amazing in these thrill-packed shows full of chemistry, physics, engineering, and experiments that both educate and entertain the entire family.

Cryogenics Show: Mr. Freeze of Fermilab
12:30 p.m. • Kids Library • All Ages

Spooky Science: Scientist Steve Belliveau
1:30 p.m. • Large Meeting Room • All Ages

Cryogenics Show: Mr. Freeze of Fermilab
2 p.m. • Kids Library • All Ages

Sensational Science: Scientist Steve Belliveau
3 p.m. • Large Meeting Room • All Ages

Pick up tickets for these Big Science Demonstrations, available the morning of the program at the Welcome Desk or after noon at the X-STREAM Fest table.

Exhibitors include:

  • Argonne National Lab
  • College Of DuPage
  • DuPage Children’s Museum
  • Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Evolve Project
  • High Touch, High Tech Science Made Fun
  • Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity
  • NASA
  • Science Olympiad
  • SciTech Hands On Museum


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