Harper Experience Day

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Explore Your Future

Participate in hands-on science, math and engineering activities.

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Over 50 Interactive Activities

Experience demonstrations and hands-on activities.

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What's College Like?

Meet faculty who teach in sciences, arts, health care and technology fields.

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Enjoy our first-ever MakerFest

Get creative with local entrepreneurs  and innovators.

Join Us for Harper Experience Day

Saturday, October 5

Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067


Discover a new interactive famly-friendly event aimed to showcase Harper’s areas of interest, labs, faculty and community partners. The event is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.


The Expo - 10th Anniversary

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Avante Center, Building X and Career and Technical Education Center

Park in Lot 3 or the parking garage

  • Learn about 21st century careers.
  • Enjoy over 40 hands-on activities and demonstrations conducted by Harper faculty and staff and community organizations in various areas of interest.
  • Meet Harper faculty who teach in the sciences, technology, health careers, liberal arts and other fields.
  • Experience classroom labs and get a firsthand look at life as a Harper student.


MakerFest - New

10 a.m – 2:30 p.m. | Building A Park in lot 2

  • Celebrate art, design, engineering, science, technology and more.
  • Discover a new community of creatives and innovators.
  • Enjoy live performances.

Harper Experience Day activities are FREE of charge. Free refreshments will be available while supplies last. Activites will be videotaped and photographed.