Traveling Science Center

The Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center is a 320-square-foot mobile classroom featuring informative, engaging exhibits on biodiversity and natural resources that visits schools and communities across Illinois.

Visitors learn about the types of habitats and species diversity of their region and ways to protect against threats to that diversity.

Since 2006, we have visited over 150 communities and 200 public events and provided structured school programs for up to 30,000 students annually.

For information on scheduling, contact


Our program fees are subsidized by tax-deductible gifts. Please consider donating to help us subsidize more programs.


Donations can be made via credit card above or by check payable to the University of Illinois Foundation; please note on the check that your gift is in support of the Illinois Natural History Survey Mobile Science Fund.

University of Illinois Foundation
P.O. Box 734500
Chicago, IL 60673-4500

If you have questions about other ways to support the Illinois Natural History Survey or the Prairie Research Institute, contact Senior Director of Advancement Erin Kirby at or 217-244-1901.

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    July 27, 2024
    Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 109 S Lake of the Woods Rd, Mahomet, IL 61853, USA

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  • TSC @ Putnam County

    July 30, 2024

    Putnam County Public Library District - Granville Branch
    214 S. McCoy St. Granville, Illinois, 61326

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    September 21, 2024
    Herrin, IL, USA

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    September 28, 2024
    Northern Illinois University

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  • TSC @ Harvest of the Acorn Moon Fest

    September 29, 2024
    Oakhurst Forest Preserve, 1680 5th Ave, Aurora, IL 60504, USA

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  • TSC @ Homewood Walk Walton

    October 20, 2024
    1100 Ridge Rd, Homewood, IL 60430

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