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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A good engaging trip for high school teens

James | Benton House, after school matters | 11.05.2019

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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Michael arrived early to prepare for the scouts. His high energy kept the students and parent engaged. His was very accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. As an employee of ComEd, I wanted the experience to be worth while and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I will plan another trip with my son’s other groups because other children can benefit from this experience.

Joy | Pack #4003 | 11.02.2019

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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We are studying Electricity and this trip completely tied everything together. Our students were raving about their experience and everything that they learned. I loved the experience and will recommend it to my colleagues. Also, the two presenters were AWESOME!!!!!

Precious | Betty Shabazz Charter School | 10.22.2019

The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Chicago Training Center

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Interesting content – long spoken information for 10 year old students We had an unusually large group, but sitting for 2/3 of the 75+ minutes was difficult. I know it was a training day and perhaps that limited our mobility and exposure options – but that would have been good to know in advance or perhaps no visits on those days. Our guide was interesting and kind, just too much verbal and not much motion before the last 15 minutes of our visit. It was a very pleasant experience and I think it is a great service to the community.


The Smart Energy Hub at the ComEd Rockford Training Center