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STEMfest at Northern Illinois University


Saturday, October 27, 2018    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Northern Illinois University - Convocation Center
1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL, 60115

Event Type

Free low-sensory hour during festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math.

Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest  will hold a free event with a low-sensory hour to help families with sensory issues, including those on the autism spectrum, feel more comfortable.

During the low-sensory hour from 4 to 5 p.m., the lights will be dimmed, the stage speakers turned off and exhibitors will replace loud or flashy activities with something quieter.

The STEMfest team plans a low-sensory science demo show at the start of the hour. STEMfest is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Convocation Center.