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Join us for a special STEM festival designed just for girls ages 11-16! Girls will build, learn and network with professionals from more than 15 different STEM organizations.

Registration for this event is closed
Chicago Architecture Center


With the goal of protecting our students and partners during the evolving state of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone Girls Build! Day to Sunday, March 13, 2022. We will continue to listen to the public health guidelines and take action as needed.

If you are already registered, your spot is secured for our new date. If you are unable to join us on March 13, please consider releasing your spot to allow others to join us. To release your spot, contact the CAC Education Department at

Please Note: Registration for Girls Build! Day 2022 is currently closed. Learn more about the CAC's Girls Build! program here.

This year’s free festival is all about the women (past and present) who have shaped the Chicago we know today.

During Girls Build! Day, attendees can meet representatives from more than 15 museums, youth programs, design firms and pro-girl agencies to learn about opportunities for girls in the Chicago area. They'll also have the opportunity to make and test solutions at STEM activity stations.

Curious about STEM careers? Girls are encouraged to bring their questions to help shape the conversation. During the festival, they'll hear about the unique challenges and successes from female professionals who pursued careers in architecture, engineering and design.


  • All students must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Each participant will walk away with a goodie bag.
  • Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, drop-in attendance is not allowed. Masks are required in all indoor CAC spaces.
Please review the latest COVID-19 Safety Policies.