The first 501(c)(3) nonprofit community bio lab for DIYbio
and citizen science in the Chicagoland area.

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About BioBlaze

BioBlaze provides STEM K-12 outreach, biotech workshops for adults, ongoing global and local community projects, and a space for grassroots innovation in science for people to work on their own projects. At BioBlaze, we strive to democratize science by providing a coworking lab space and shared equipment to promote open-source collaboration among people with diverse knowledge and backgrounds.

Join BioBlaze

BioBlaze offers FREE membership to anyone with an interest in DIYBio and citizen science. Yes, you read that correctly. Membership is completely free. All skill levels are welcome (those with no experience are especially encouraged).

Membership includes 24/7 access to lab space, use of equipment, lab supplies, storage space, and instruction. If you are interested in becoming a member, send a message to [email protected], or drop by the lab during open hours.

Contact BioBlaze

BioBlaze Community Bio Lab
182 Melrose Ave #3
South Elgin, IL 60177

Feel free to email [email protected], text (312) 983-2461, or join the conversation over facebook, slack, and meetup!

Classes At BioBlaze

BioBlaze hosts a revolving series of classes, workshops, and mentorship programs. All activities are held within the lab space, and anyone is welcome to participate. BioBlaze also offers private and semi-private workshops for personal, community, and corporate events. Feel free to contact us with questions, comments, and suggestions. Thanks!

For a full list of available classes, go to

How to Design a Scientific Experiment for Families, Ages 5 to Adults - Free

Max Class Size: 16 Participants

Participants will learn the basics of how to design a scientific experiment under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Blossom Ware, a university biology professor, Founder of BioBlaze Community Bio Lab and TedXNaperville 2018 speaker. The scientific method will be discussed and implemented as we design our own experiment and test it. Topics include but are not limited to: the scientific method, experimental design and testing.

Single Session, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, December 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm