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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
guests riding coaster
guests riding batman
guests riding coaster
Students in front of Roller Coaster

Physics Day

Enjoy coasters and calculations in this amazing outdoor learning lab!

Six Flags Great America presents the annual Physics Day private event on Thursday, April 25. This one-of-a-kind educational event includes educational seminars and workbooks. Special measuring equipment is also available to be checked out throughout the day.

The park is only open to school science groups during this exclusive event. We are proud to provide Vernier vests for students to wear on the rides and attractions at the park. These vests calculate various forms of data from velocity to acceleration and are able to be checked out at the Grand Music Hall in Hometown Square beginning at 10am. 


Season Passes are not valid on Physics Day. Tickets must be purchased.

You can check back to buy your tickets online in Spring 2019, or fill out and send in our order form to buy tickets today:


Picnic Buffet

Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet in our private picnic grove from 11:00am-12:00pm. Use this meal time to check in with students during the day and make sure they get a great meal while they're at it.  The picnic meal consists of fried chicken, hot dogs, pasta salad, chips, pickles, ice cream and unlimited soft drinks. All picnic tickets must be purchased in advance.

Educational Tools 

Six Flags Great America is not only the entertainment capital of the world but also a unique outdoor learning lab. We have designed specific learning materials for both students and teachers that gives experiential learning a new meaning. Let Six Flags be your outdoor learning lab and use the free materials below to plan lessons and make learning fun. What's cooler than calculating (or experiencing) the velocity of the American Eagle?

Educational Resources:
Download the following resources below:


Recommended amusement park physics websites for further learning:

Amusement Park Physics


Physics Education


Physics Day Vest Data- Information will be updated after the event concludes

With additional questions on this special event, please call 847-249-1952. 

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Educational Event

April 25

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