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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Thought there would be more hands-on stuff for the students to do. There was a lot of talking at and words that student did not know.

Abi | LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL | 02.14.2020

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Rockford Training Center

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The students were really engaged and asking questions. They really like the hands-on activities and the equipment that they were trying on.


The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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This field trip alligned well with our 4th grade unit “Energy Conversions”. The facilitator, Vanessa, was very engaging and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. The students thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on stations. Even the parents commented on what a nice job ComEd did in creating the program and the space. The agenda was very organized and paced well. Thank you!

Julia | Audubon Elementary School | 01.09.2020

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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Celine was a wonderful guide who kept the kids’ attention and the parents too. Thank you to Celine!

Gary | St. Peter Pack 606 | 01.06.2020

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Rockford Training Center