‘Science + You’ exhibit to open at Kohl Children’s Museum

Children can operate a kid-sized science laboratory in interactive exhibit

GLENVIEW – Kohl Children’s Museum has announced the return of “Science + You,” a groundbreaking, interactive children’s exhibit presented in conjunction with scientists at AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company.

Running through early 2022, the exhibit lets children operate a kid-sized science laboratory to explore how scientists impact health and wellness. The exhibit is included with general admission.

Through hands-on, interactive machinery, exercises and technology, “Science + You” establishes the role science plays in keeping the body healthy. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.

The museum created the exhibit in 2011 before sending it on an international tour with exhibitions in Brazil, Germany and Canada.

“When the museum was developing the exhibit 10 years ago, we were addressing the growing need to get children interested in science and to be aware of how research impacts our world and our bodies,” said Mike Delfini, president and CEO of Kohl Children’s Museum. “Our efforts are even more relevant today, helping families explore and appreciate the role science has played through the pandemic environment.”

“The ‘Science + You’ exhibit is designed on actual research labs at AbbVie,” said Stephanie Bynum, vice president of programs at the museum. “We consulted with scientists to find effective ways to communicate scientific discovery and spark children’s curiosity in the health sciences.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of this unique and exciting exhibit that allows children to become young scientists,” said Tracie Haas, vice president of corporate responsibility, brand and communications at AbbVie. “Using the hands-on tools, machines and exercises in the exhibit will give them a better understanding of how scientists work, which will hopefully inspire an interest in how the body works and the pursuit of future science careers.”

Kohl Children’s Museum is at 2100 Patriot Blvd. in Glenview.

For information, visit the museum’s website at kcmgc.org or call 847-832-6600.