The BOOMbox is an interactive space designed to promote STEAM learning for all ages. During the pandemic, some services are limited. Please check this page for updates about what’s available. Learn more about what to expect.

Watch BOOMbox at Home videos, read our weekly BOOMbox blog posts, and find specific activities to do below.

Find more learning experiences for adults and teens in the Studio.

Take Home Maker Kits

Stop by the BOOMbox to pick up a BOOMbox at Home kit:

  • Monday-Friday, 1-7 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 12-6 pm


Observe the natural world around you and log what you see as part of a community project to document and classify the biodiversity in Skokie. 

Learn more

Exploring the Elements

During spring, we're exploring the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

Great Outdoors

Explore nature in your backyard and beyond.

Be a Poet

Poetry is a fantastic way to express yourself.

Follow a poetry resource guide and explore the structure of poetry.

Create your own poems using materials you have at home.

BOOMbox Booklets

Enjoy these downloadable PDF booklets full of activities to try at home.

How Do I Make That?
Have you ever wondered how some materials are made? These activities can help you learn the ingredients of items, as well as how to make them.

Hide and Seek
Learn all about disguises and things unseen by the human eye.