JOIN us AT STEMFEST 2023
Join us for our Annual STEMFEST event at the beautiful Brookfield Zoo. STEMFEST is a family-friendly event geared at celebrating and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders with fun and educational activities, food and drinks, and of course, plenty of animals! Your ticket includes all-day general admission to the zoo, complimentary parking, a carousel ride, access to the Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit and the Dolphins in Action show, plus access to our private outdoor event space where we will have games and activities, a STEM activity area, buffet lunch and drinks, and more! Can't make it to the event but still want to support the Primera Foundation? Scroll down to the donation option below under ticket sales and donate whatever amount you choose to help our ongoing efforts.
Whichever option you choose, we're grateful for your support. Early-bird tickets are on sale through July 9th, discounted tickets are on sale July 10th - September 3rd and regular, full-priced tickets can be purchased through September 29th.
We hope to see you there!
If you'd rather celebrate and support us from the comfort of your home, your virtual ticket includes a link to our live virtual event filled with fun and engaging activities, including trivia and silent auction, and the option to add on a STEM Activity Kit for kids (and adults!) to follow along at home during the instructor-led portion of our event.
Can't make either the in-person or virtual event but still want to support the Primera Foundation? Click the donation button in the check-out and donate whatever amount you choose to help our ongoing efforts.
Whichever option you choose, we're sure you'll have a great time, all while supporting a great cause! Early-bird tickets are on sale through July 16th, discounted tickets are on sale July 17th - September 3rd and regular, full-priced tickets can be purchased through September 17th.
We hope to see you there!
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Due to our 501(c)(3) status, we are not able to accept donations from individuals residing in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?
We invite you to join our efforts in supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. STEMFEST provides a wonderful opportunity to contribute to our initiatives while celebrating the achievements of our younger generation. The success of STEMFEST depends on our wonderful sponsors.SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE
10:00AM - 6:00PM | Brookfield Zoo Open
Your STEMFEST ticket includes complimentary parking in the North Parking Lot, access to the Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit, Dolphins in Action show, and Carousel ride.
11:00AM - 3:00PM | STEMFEST Area Open
Join us in our private open-air event space known as The Pavilions where you'll find plenty of food, drinks and fun for the entire family.
11:00AM - 2:00PM | STEM Activity + Picnic Games + Face Painting + Photo Booth + Cartoonist
There's a little something for everyone to enjoy so make sure to check out all our activities in the Bison Pavilion.
11:00AM - 2:00PM | Buffet + Bar
Enjoy a backyard grillout cuisine with yummy dessert options. Beer + wine options also included in the Swan Pavilion.
12:30PM - 12:45PM | Animal Experience
Get up-close and personal with some of the Zoo's ambassador animals in the Pavilion Plaza.
1:00PM - 1:15PM | Remarks + Raffle Drawing
Purchase raffle tickets throughout the morning and try your luck at winning one of our fabulous prizes (winners must be present to win) in the Swan Pavilion.
When will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be emailed to the email address provided upon purchase, during the week of September 25th..
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Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the in-person event?
Nope, everyone is welcome to join us! Children's tickets, age 3-11, are available for purchase, and kids 2 and under are free.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the in-person event?
Each adult ticket purchased includes complimentary parking in the North Parking Lot (31st Street & Golfview Road). Brookfield Zoo is also easily accessible via bus or Metra train. More information about getting there can be found here.
Is my ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets to our in-person event are transferrable by forwarding the emailed electronic tickets (sent the week of September 25th).
Who benefits from my ticket purchase?
All proceeds of STEMFEST will benefit the Primera Foundation. A portion of your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to you shortly after purchase. More information about our mission can be found at Our Mission page.
Who can I contact with any questions?
Please contact the Primera Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the event.