JOIN THE PRIMERA FOUNDATION AT STEMFEST

For those looking for a fun day out, we'll be at the beautiful Brookfield Zoo for this one-of-a-kind event geared at celebrating and inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders. STEMFEST is a family-friendly event with educational and fun activities, food and drinks, and of course, plenty of animals! Your in-person 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 have games and activities, science demonstration tables, buffet lunch and drinks, and more!

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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.

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EVENT FAQs

When will I receive my in-person tickets?
Parking passes will be emailed electronically prior to the event. Upon arrival, please check-in for your physical tickets at the Primera Foundation registration table near the North Gate entrance of the zoo.

Are face masks required at the in-person event?
Since our event is taking place outdoors, masks will not be required when outside. In public indoor spaces within the zoo, the zoo is requiring ALL guests wear masks.


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.  

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. To learn more visit Our Mission.

Who can I contact with any questions?
Please contact the Primera Foundation at hello@primerafoundation.org with any questions about the event. 

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