Powering Lives ComEd Community Center in Chicago

See STEM in action and get your students learning in their community!

Bring the concept of smart energy to life in an exciting place where abstract concepts become real...the ComEd Community Center in Chicago. ComEducation is a program that opens the doors of ComEd facilities to teach valuable lessons on the future of energy including learning how Smart Meters and the Smart Grid can put energy in the hands of our communities like never before! The exhibit "Our Energy, Our Future" is a self guided, interactive educational experience with easy-to-use displays and education programs that allow everyone to learn about the many elements of energy and the path to clean energy. This center also demonstrates the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in our worforce and the communities we serve, while focusing on our commitment to STEM and development of future energy professionals.


Key Concepts

How energy is generated and delivered

The impact of Smart Meter and Smart Grid technology

 Renewable energy sources including The Power of Solar

Safety with electricity

Communities of the future....and more!


Supports STEM Initiatives

The lessons, discussions, and activities throughout this experience support a STEM-based curriculum by emphasizing key concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


Age Range & Duration

Grades 6 - 12 | Approximately ~ 60 minutes

Adults | Approximately ~ 60 minutes


Group Size Limit

The Community Center experience is best for groups of up to 35 students with 1 chaperone per 6 students.



FREE   (You are responsible for transportation for your group to/from the event location)



→ 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.


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Code of Conduct for All Field Trips:

• Please let FTF know if you cannot make the scheduled day/time.

• Always let FTF know if your group size is changing.

• Please make sure that you have at least 1 adult chaperone for every 6 students in your group AND that chaperones are ready to help the field trip leader if needed.

• Please call FTF with special requests - Do NOT add them in the booking notes where they may go unseen by staff at event location.

• Please arrange transportation to avoid last-minute conflicts and cancellations. Please also ensure your transportation is ready to pick you back up on time!




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About ComEd

As northern Illinois’ local utility and energy delivery company with more than a century of experience, our commitment to customer service, security, and satisfaction is guided by the progress of the past and the promise of the future. Driving an industry that is entrepreneurial in nature, we have always remained focused on benefiting the people, environment, and economies of the communities we serve. We continue to enhance our services and the workforce that helps us generate smart ideas.

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“The presentation was exceptional. This experience combined many facets of the best field trips. ComEd was a unique facility, the building incorporated integrated functionality, the speakers provided human interest, and we learned relevant, usable information.”

Rosalie Dixler, Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Institute,
National Louis University

"This trip was so interesting! There were so many different aspects covered, and we enjoyed all of them. The time flew by. I surveyed my kids and their favorite features were: watching Mike climb the pole; lighting the bulb with batteries; trying on the uniform. "

Celine C

"One of the BEST field trips ever attended by the camp participants of the NIU-Enhancing Engineering Pathways (www.niu.edu/eep) program. The presentations and the demonstrations were just awesome. The campers had nothing but praise and praise for all that was offered to them at the field trip."

Suma R

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Scouts and Homeschool Groups, please include siblings attending in this count and make note of the number of observing siblings ages 4 and under in Group Information on the next page.

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1 adult per 8 students is recommended. If a large number of adults are accompanying, please include in the total chaperone count and make note in Group Information on the next page.

This site accommodates groups of 1 to 30


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