The ComEd Smart Energy Hub - Chicago

Learn more about the many elements of clean energy at the ComEd Smart Energy Hubs. With two great locations in Chicago and Rockford, students and learners of all ages can engage with interactive exhibits to learn how energy interacts with your daily life and how to contribute to a clean energy future.
  • How energy is generated and delivered
  • The impact of Smart Grid technology
  • Renewable energy sources including The Power of Solar
  • Safety with electricity
  • Communities of the future….and more!
The lessons, discussions, and activities throughout this experience support a STEM-based curriculum by emphasizing key concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Due to space limits, the Smart Energy Hub experience is best for groups of 5 to 32 students both for the Chicago and the Rockford locations with 1 chaperone per 8 students.

Need assistance with a large group, or a short notice booking (less than 2 weeks)? Please call Field Trip Factory directly to discuss options: 800.987.6409.

The Smart Energy Hubs are open all days of the week.

→ Please bring field trip permissions slips to the Smart Energy Hub the day of your field trip (available in the Resources Tab above).

→ ComEd kindly requests a 24-hour notice for all cancellations of booked field trips. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call Field Trip Factory at 800.987.6409 at least 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. Thank you.

→ Scout Groups: Receive a patch for each scout participating in this event!

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Field Trip Highlights

Learning Points

Permission Slip (English) – Please bring completed slips to the facility the day of the event!

Comprobante del permiso

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Average Rating:  4.79
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Vanessa was a fantastic group leader and worked really well with our group. We had some issues with the scavenger hunt station and a solar panel one, which is a little disappointing. It was great seeing the training happening, my class loved it! Thank you so much for this experience!

Danielle | BURR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | 12.01.2022

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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The presenter was very knowledgeable and great with the students.

Aaron | Oregon Elementary School | 02.24.2020

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Rockford Training Center

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Vanessa was very patient with my students. She was thorough with the details of each exhibit and allowed for my students to think before responding. She was very friendly and answered any questions we had.

Arlene | Northern Illinois Academy | 02.24.2020

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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Michael our field trip guide was outstanding! 5 stars for his knowledge, patience and passion for the topic and experience! This is such an important topic and appreciate the community outreach to make sure the next generation understands solar power and the impact it can have on our lives.

Lucy | Troop 3333 Webelos | 02.22.2020

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center