From September of 2009 to August of 2009, approximately 300,000 people of all ages across the region celebrated science through online and in-person science experiences.
In all, Science Chicago and its partners produced 1,200 engaging events, programs, and other opportunities to explore science in and around Chicago –three-quarters of these opportunities were either free or under $10 and almost 35% were identified as interactive programs.
The year-long celebration was successful in raising awareness and in creating opportunities to engage in science. According to a survey of participants: 62% strongly agreed or agreed that they had attended more science programs than in previous years and 85% strongly agreed or agreed that Science Chicago raised their awareness of science in the Chicago region.
Download the Science Chicago final report below.