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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 24 – May 2, 2015




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  • 7:00 PM
  • Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8-bit Night

    Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8-bit Night

    Kick-off the Festival at The Franklin Institute with a night devoted to classic video games! Enjoy 40+ interactive activities in this opening night extravaganza and meet the organizations that bring the Festival to life. Discover the science behind Oregon

    Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8-bit Night

    Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8-bit Night

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:00 pm

    Adults

    Kick-off the Festival at The Franklin Institute with a night devoted to classic video games! Enjoy 40+ interactive activities in this opening night extravaganza and meet the organizations that bring the Festival to life. Discover the science behind Oregon Trail, Frogger, and Dr. Mario, play Galaga in the Fels Planetarium, dissect an arcade machine, and enjoy music from your favorite video games! Be a pinball wizard, see dueling tesla coils, learn how to play music on your old Gameboy, and tap the official Yards Brewing Company’s Science Festival beer!
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $15.00 General Admission; $10.00 TFI Members

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Monell Chemical Senses Center
      Monell Chemical Senses Center
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      University of Pennsylvania LRSM
      University of Pennsylvania LRSM
      Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
      Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
      SciStarter
      SciStarter
      The Dow Chemical Company
      The Dow Chemical Company
      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      Temple University
      Temple University
      AT&T
      AT&T
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      Chipocrite
      Chipocrite
      Yelp
      Yelp
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
      The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education
      The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      The Nature Conservancy
      The Nature Conservancy
      The Nature Conervancy
      Ninth Level Games
      Ninth Level Games
      Paisley Games
      Paisley Games
      PHL Collective
      PHL Collective
      Honeycomb Interactive
      Honeycomb Interactive
      Backward PieS
      Backward PieS
      TNT Amusements
      TNT Amusements
  • 7:30 PM
  • Astronomy Night: John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

    Astronomy Night: John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

    Astronomy Night: John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts & Sciences

      8301 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19118

      Directions


    • Partners

      Chestnut Hill Business Association
      Chestnut Hill Business Association
      Chestnut Hill College
      Chestnut Hill College
      John Story Jenks School
      John Story Jenks School
  • Astronomy Night: Grumblethorpe

    Astronomy Night: Grumblethorpe

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Grumblethorpe

    Astronomy Night: Grumblethorpe

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Grumblethorpe Historic House & Garden

      5267 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
  • Astronomy Night: Rowan University

    Astronomy Night: Rowan University

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Rowan University

    Astronomy Night: Rowan University

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    Two free planetarium shows will be presented at 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm in the Edelman Planetarium located in the atrium of Science Hall. An optional third show at 8:00 pm may be presented if there is an overflow crowd. The observing session will begin at 7:30 pm on the rooftop of Science Hall. Telescopes will be set up on the rooftop observation deck, which is accessible via the west elevator. (Take the elevator to the 4th floor Ready Room and exit onto the roof by the outside door that is on the far wall.) The 0.4-m research telescope will also be open for viewing. (Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and go up the steps to the observatory.) Faculty and members of the student-run Astronomy Club will be present to operate the telescopes and assist in helping you enjoy the experience. 
    We request that children 10 years old and younger be accompanied by an adult. No smoking or eating is permitted on the observation deck. Dress appropriately as it can get chilly on the rooftop after dark. Parking is available in lots “C” and “D.”
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Rowan University Science Hall Edelman Planetarium

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • Astronomy Night: The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

    Astronomy Night: The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

    Astronomy Night: The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia Center for Arts & Technology

      2111 Eastburn Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology
      Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology
  • Astronomy Night: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    Astronomy Night: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    Astronomy Night: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

      8601 Lindbergh Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19153

      Directions


    • Partners

      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
  • Astronomy Night: Schuylkill Banks

    Astronomy Night: Schuylkill Banks

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Schuylkill Banks

    Astronomy Night: Schuylkill Banks

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Schuylkill Banks

      Schuylkill Banks Trail at Walnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA,

      Directions


    • Partners

      Schuykill Bank
      Schuykill Bank
      Schuykill River Development Corporation
      Schuykill River Development Corporation
  • Astronomy Night: Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

    Astronomy Night: Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

    Astronomy Night: Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

      1600 Vine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19102

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
  • Astronomy Night: Historic Fair Hill

    Astronomy Night: Historic Fair Hill

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Historic Fair Hill

    Astronomy Night: Historic Fair Hill

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Historic Fair Hill Burial Ground

      2901 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19133

      Directions


    • Partners

      Historic Fair Hill
      Historic Fair Hill
  • Astronomy Night: Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Astronomy Night: Laurel Hill Cemetery

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Astronomy Night: Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Laurel Hill Cemetery

      3822 Ridge Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19132

      Directions


    • Partners

      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      St. James School
      St. James School
  • Astronomy Night: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

    Astronomy Night: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

    Astronomy Night: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Battleship New Jersey

      100 Clinton Street

      Camden, NJ, 08103

      Directions


    • Partners

      Battleship New Jersey
      Battleship New Jersey
  • Astronomy Night: Awbury Arboretum

    Astronomy Night: Awbury Arboretum

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Awbury Arboretum

    Astronomy Night: Awbury Arboretum

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Awbury Arboretum

      1 Awbury Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Partners

      Awbury Arboretum
      Awbury Arboretum
      Falomi Club/Camp Fire
      Falomi Club/Camp Fire
  • Astronomy Night: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School

    Astronomy Night: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School

    Astronomy Night: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Folks Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School

      1023 Callowhill Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Partners

      Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School
      Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School
  • Astronomy Night: Haverford College

    Astronomy Night: Haverford College

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Haverford College

    Astronomy Night: Haverford College

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Haverford College, Strawbridge Observatory

      370 W. Lancaster Avenue

      Lower Merion, PA, 19041

      Directions


    • Partners

      Haverford College
      Haverford College
  • Astronomy Night: Independence Seaport Museum

    Astronomy Night: Independence Seaport Museum

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Independence Seaport Museum

    Astronomy Night: Independence Seaport Museum

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
  • Astronomy Night: MaST Community Charter School

    Astronomy Night: MaST Community Charter School

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: MaST Community Charter School

    Astronomy Night: MaST Community Charter School

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      MaST Charter School

      1800 Byberry Rd,

      Philadelphia, PA , 19116

      Directions


    • Partners

      MaST Charter School
      MaST Charter School
  • Astronomy Night: Riverbend Environmental Education Center

    Astronomy Night: Riverbend Environmental Education Center

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Riverbend Environmental Education Center

    Astronomy Night: Riverbend Environmental Education Center

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center

      1950 Spring Mill Road

      Gladwyne, PA, 19035

      Directions


    • Partners

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
  • Astronomy Night: Swarthmore College

    Astronomy Night: Swarthmore College

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Swarthmore College

    Astronomy Night: Swarthmore College

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Swarthmore College Science Center Van de kamp Observatory

      Whittier Place

      Swarthmore, PA, 19081

      Directions


    • Partners

      Swarthmore College
      Swarthmore College
  • Astronomy Night: Thomas Jefferson University

    Astronomy Night: Thomas Jefferson University

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Thomas Jefferson University

    Astronomy Night: Thomas Jefferson University

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Thomas Jefferson University, Lubert Plaza

      10th and Locust

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
  • Astronomy Night: West Chester University

    Astronomy Night: West Chester University

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: West Chester University

    Astronomy Night: West Chester University

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      West Chester University South Campus

      844 South New Street

      West Chester, PA, 19383

      Directions


    • Partners

      West Chester University
      West Chester University
  • Astronomy Night: Lenfest Center

    Astronomy Night: Lenfest Center

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Lenfest Center

    Astronomy Night: Lenfest Center

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      The Lenfest Center

      3890 N. 10th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Partners

      Lenfest
      Lenfest
  • Astronomy Night: Ferko Playground

    Astronomy Night: Ferko Playground

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Ferko Playground

    Astronomy Night: Ferko Playground

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Ferko Playground

      1101 E Cayuga Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19124

      Directions


    • Partners

      APM
      APM
      Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
  • Astronomy Night: Esperanza College

    Astronomy Night: Esperanza College

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Esperanza College

    Astronomy Night: Esperanza College

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Esperanza College

      4261 North 5th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Partners

      Esperanza College
      Esperanza College
  • Astronomy Night: Saint Raymond

    Astronomy Night: Saint Raymond

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Saint Raymond

    Astronomy Night: Saint Raymond

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      St. Raymonds Roman Catholic School

      1350 E. Vernon Rd.

      Philadelphia, PA, 19150

      Directions


    • Partners

      Saint Raymond
      Saint Raymond
  • Astronomy Night: Wow! Science Camp

    Astronomy Night: Wow! Science Camp

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Wow! Science Camp

    Astronomy Night: Wow! Science Camp

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Timber Creek Park

      Somerdale Rd

      Gloucester Township, NJ, 08021

      Directions


    • Partners

      Wow! Science Camp
      Wow! Science Camp
  • Astronomy Night: Creative Kids Club

    Astronomy Night: Creative Kids Club

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Creative Kids Club

    Astronomy Night: Creative Kids Club

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Blair Christian Academy

      220 W Upsal St

      Philadelphia, PA, 19119

      Directions


  • Astronomy Night: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

    Astronomy Night: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

    Astronomy Night: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

      3509 Spring Garden

      , PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      Drexel University
      Drexel University
      Dornsife Center
      Dornsife Center
  • Astronomy Night: Zion Girl Scouts

    Astronomy Night: Zion Girl Scouts

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Zion Girl Scouts

    Astronomy Night: Zion Girl Scouts

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Zion Baptist Church

      3600 N Broad St

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Partners

      Zion Baptist Church
      Zion Baptist Church
  • Astronomy Night: Glen Foerd on the Delaware

    Astronomy Night: Glen Foerd on the Delaware

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Glen Foerd on the Delaware

    Astronomy Night: Glen Foerd on the Delaware

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Glen Foerd on the Delaware

      5001 Grant Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19114

      Directions


    • Partners

      Glen Foerd on the Delaware
      Glen Foerd on the Delaware
  • Astronomy Night: Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary

    Astronomy Night: Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the sky

    Astronomy Night: Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary

    Astronomy Night: Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary

    Fri, Apr 24

    07:30 pm

    What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. Grab a blanket, take a seat, and look up at the stars!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary Playground

      814 Bigler Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


    • Partners

      Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary
      Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary
  • 9:00 AM
  • Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree and Project WET

    Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree and Project WET

    Looking for a way to make the environment relevant to your urban students? Earn ACT 48 credit in this full-day combined Project WET and Learning Tree workshop and learn tips and techniques to get your students thinking about the environment. Discover how

    Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree and Project WET

    Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree and Project WET

    Sat, Apr 25

    09:00 am

    Educators

    Looking for a way to make the environment relevant to your urban students? Earn ACT 48 credit in this full-day combined Project WET and Learning Tree workshop and learn tips and techniques to get your students thinking about the environment. Discover how trees and water connect us all and leave with resource materials containing hundreds of lessons! For pre-K, elementary and middle school teachers.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

      8601 Lindbergh Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19153

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Erika Scarborough
      Erika Scarborough
      Erika Scarborough serves as the Environmental Education Specialist at the USFWS, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. She holds an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a Master’s in Environmental Education.
    • Partners

      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
  • 10:00 AM
  • Discovery Day: Clark Park Science Discovery Day

    Discovery Day: Clark Park Science Discovery Day

    West Philadelphia has a lot of science to share! Meet local scientists and STEM students and experience the beauty of Clark Park. Participate in hands-on activities and hear about the great research happening all over University City!

    Discovery Day: Clark Park Science Discovery Day

    Discovery Day: Clark Park Science Discovery Day

    Sat, Apr 25

    10:00 am

    Families

    West Philadelphia has a lot of science to share! Meet local scientists and STEM students and experience the beauty of Clark Park. Participate in hands-on activities and hear about the great research happening all over University City! 

    Underwritten by University of the Sciences
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Clark Park

      4398 Chester Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


  • Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Hunting Park

    Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Hunting Park

    Science, technology, engineering, and math explode in Hunting Park! Explore dozens of hands-on activities at this outdoor science extravaganza. Join your neighbors to paint a new community mural, created in partnership with the Mural Arts Project. Create

    Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Hunting Park

    Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Hunting Park

    Sat, Apr 25

    10:00 am

    Families

    Science, technology, engineering, and math explode in Hunting Park! Explore dozens of hands-on activities at this outdoor science extravaganza. Join your neighbors to paint a new community mural, created in partnership with the Mural Arts Project. Create your own fizzy rockets, build working circuits, design a bridge, test your boat building skills, and much more, right in Hunting Park!

    Organized by the Hunting Park Community Science Network and underwritten by Esperanza, Inc.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Hunting Park

      900 Hunting Park Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


  • Discovery Day: Naturepalooza! Science Discovery Day

    Discovery Day: Naturepalooza! Science Discovery Day

    The whole family will enjoy this day blossoming with nature in celebration of Earth Day. Enjoy environmental-themed activities including live music, sustainable technology demos, crafts, nature walks, live animal shows, and more.

    Discovery Day: Naturepalooza! Science Discovery Day

    Discovery Day: Naturepalooza! Science Discovery Day

    Sat, Apr 25

    10:00 am

    Families

    The whole family will enjoy this day blossoming with nature in celebration of Earth Day. Enjoy environmental-themed activities including live music, sustainable technology demos, crafts, nature walks, live animal shows, and more. Explore the forest and be a citizen scientist for the day, share your best fort building talent in a competition, and capture your favorite nature moments and wish the Earth a very happy birthday on social media.
    Hosted by the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

      8480 Hagy's Mill Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


  • Discovery Day: Mess Fest Discovery Day

    Discovery Day: Mess Fest Discovery Day

    Don’t miss this ultra-messy, ooey-gooey, slimy and oozy celebration! Shoot off fizzy rockets, make slime to take home, find out why Mentos and Coke combine to create an enormous fountain, and see how far the soap bubble monster will spread.

    Discovery Day: Mess Fest Discovery Day

    Discovery Day: Mess Fest Discovery Day

    Sat, Apr 25

    10:00 am

    Families

    Don’t miss this ultra-messy, ooey-gooey, slimy and oozy celebration! Shoot off fizzy rockets, make slime to take home, find out why Mentos and Coke combine to create an enormous fountain, and see how far the soap bubble monster will spread.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $5 Suggested Donation

    • Location

      Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

      3500 Reservoir Drive

      Philadelphia, PA , 19121

      Directions


  • Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Chestnut Hill

    Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Chestnut Hill

    Join us for the first ever Chestnut Hill Discovery Day at John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences! Science is everywhere at this brand new event!

    Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Chestnut Hill

    Discovery Day: Science Discovery Day in Chestnut Hill

    Sat, Apr 25

    10:00 am

    Families

    Join us for the first ever Chestnut Hill Discovery Day at John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences! Participate in hands-on science as you learn about the chemistry behind bread baking and how paint gets its color. Find out where your groceries come from and what your teeth are made of. Participate in an awesome exercise session that will work your muscles and your brain! Science is everywhere at this brand new event! J.S. Jenks will also be hosting a Funfest on site, including bouncies, games, face painting and science themed activities.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts & Sciences

      8301 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19118

      Directions


  • 7:05 PM
  • Science Night at the Ballpark

    Science Night at the Ballpark

    Root for the Phillies as they take on the Atlanta Braves! Watch the game under the lights, join the Phanatic for a science themed dugout dance, and explore exciting sports-themed science activities on the first level concourse!

    Science Night at the Ballpark

    Science Night at the Ballpark

    Sat, Apr 25

    07:05 pm

    Adults

    Educators

    Families

    Students

    Root for the Phillies as they take on the Atlanta Braves! Watch the game under the lights as they shine on your favorite baseball stars and explore 12 sports-themed activities, where you can get in on the action on the main level of the first floor concourse! Collect stamps as you complete activities and use them to redeem for a Phillies and PSF giveaway! Tickets are only $8 with discount code SCIENCE.
    Gates open at 5:05pm for activities, game begins at 7:05pm.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $8 Discount on tickets with code SCIENCE

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Citizens Bank Park

      1 Citizens Bank Way

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
      Philadelphia Zoo
      Philadelphia Zoo
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      The Philadelphia Phillies
      The Philadelphia Phillies
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      SciStarter
      SciStarter
      The Dow Chemical Company
      The Dow Chemical Company
      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • 10:00 AM
  • Robot Build Day

    Robot Build Day

    From wiring LED's to making conductive dough to learning how 3D printers create solid objects, it's a day all about what it takes to build a real robot. Come explore the many shapes, sizes, and functions of robots as you learn how to make your own!

    Robot Build Day

    Robot Build Day

    Sun, Apr 26

    10:00 am

    Families

    From wiring LED's to making conductive dough to learning how 3D printers create solid objects, it's a day all about what it takes to build a real robot. Come explore the many shapes, sizes, and functions of robots as you learn how to make your own!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      NextFab Studio

      2025 Washington Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19146

      Directions


    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      NextFab Studio
      NextFab Studio
      NextFab
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • DNA (Cell)fie Station

    DNA (Cell)fie Station

    Selfies have never been so up close and personal. Take your selfie to the next level and create a one-of-a –kind family portrait! Walk away with pictures that capture the real you after viewing yourself in a whole new way!

    DNA (Cell)fie Station

    DNA (Cell)fie Station

    Sun, Apr 26

    10:00 am

    Families

    Selfies have never been so up close and personal. Take your selfie to the next level and create a one-of-a –kind family portrait! Use a digital microscope to examine and photograph your cheek cells, hair follicles, and even your DNA! Walk away with pictures that capture the real you after viewing yourself in a whole new way!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      University City Science Center Department of Making and Doing

      3711 Market Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      University City Science Center
      University City Science Center
  • 11:00 AM
  • Working Farm Exploration

    Working Farm Exploration

    Explore a working farm and get your hands dirty as you plant seasonal veggies and start your own seeds at the Longview Center for Agriculture. 

    Working Farm Exploration

    Working Farm Exploration

    Sun, Apr 26

    11:00 am

    Families

    Explore a working farm and get your hands dirty as you plant seasonal veggies and start your own seeds at the Longview Center for Agriculture. Chew the rag with some goats, chirp with the chickens, and see some wooly sheep! Taste and learn what’s growing on the farm by making a nutritional snack. You’ll not only be taking home a tasty seasonal recipe, but the know how to build your own garden!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Longview Center for Agriculture

      3215 Stump Hall Road

      Collegeville , PA, 19426

      Directions


    • Partners

      Greener Partners
      Greener Partners
  • Patriots and Pirates: Science at Sea

    Patriots and Pirates: Science at Sea

    Ahoy! Visit the Independence Seaport Museum and learn how pirates and sailors used science in their everyday lives. 

    Patriots and Pirates: Science at Sea

    Patriots and Pirates: Science at Sea

    Sun, Apr 26

    11:00 am

    Families

    Ahoy! Visit the Independence Seaport Museum and learn how pirates and sailors used science in their everyday lives. Explore the new Patriots and Pirates Exhibit and get a glimpse of the pirate life. Lift heavy cargo, shoot cannons, and learn all about the physics of sailing!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with admission

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
  • Mingle with the Maker Movement

    Mingle with the Maker Movement

    Create, build, conduct, fly, and go 3D as you become part of the maker movement and observe cutting-edge technology! 

    Mingle with the Maker Movement

    Mingle with the Maker Movement

    Sun, Apr 26

    11:00 am

    Families

    Create, build, conduct, fly, and go 3D as you become part of the maker movement and observe cutting-edge technology! Witness the achievements of the do-it-yourself culture and discover how you can create your own technological life. See experimental learning at its finest, and learn about the technology that fosters engineering, robotics, digital design, biotechnology, and life sciences.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

      1600 Vine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19102

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
  • Harvesting History

    Harvesting History

    Visit the oldest residential home in Germantown to see a working farm and the historic tools still used today. Take a tour of the house museum which is filled with over 100,000 historical family papers and 10,000 family heirlooms.

    Harvesting History

    Harvesting History

    Sun, Apr 26

    11:00 am

    Families

    Visit the oldest residential home in Germantown to see a working farm and the historic tools still used today. Take a tour of the house museum which is filled with over 100,000 historical family papers and 10,000 family heirlooms. Take a stroll in the oldest rose garden in America still growing in original plan (pre-bloom) and learn how this beautiful perennial was used for medicinal purposes throughout history. See historic structures like the carriage house, icehouse, greenhouse, and smokehouse and be instantly transported to the late 18th century!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm

      6026 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
  • Community Supported Agriculture: Henry Got Crops!

    Community Supported Agriculture: Henry Got Crops!

    Discover how important a rake and a shovel are to your community. Experience students’ first-hand attempts to bring food to their neighbors! 

    Community Supported Agriculture: Henry Got Crops!

    Community Supported Agriculture: Henry Got Crops!

    Sun, Apr 26

    11:00 am

    Families

    Discover how important a rake and a shovel are to your community. Experience students’ first-hand attempts to bring food to their neighbors! Join Weavers Way Community Programs and The Nature Conservancy for a tour of Weavers Way Farm at W. B. Saul High School! See the co-op’s community supported agriculture farm, check out the educational raised beds, and get your hands dirty while transplanting veggies!
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      W. B. Saul High School

      7100 Henry Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia Zoo
      Philadelphia Zoo
      WB Saul High School
      WB Saul High School
      Weavers Way Community Programs
      Weavers Way Community Programs
      The Nature Conservancy
      The Nature Conservancy
      The Nature Conervancy
  • 12:00 PM
  • Lights, Camera, Wagner!

    Lights, Camera, Wagner!

    Abandon your camera phone and travel back to the Victorian-era when you visit the Wagner Free Institute of Science for a day filled with yesteryear’s technology.

    Lights, Camera, Wagner!

    Lights, Camera, Wagner!

    Sun, Apr 26

    12:00 pm

    Families

    Abandon your camera phone and travel back to the Victorian-era when you visit the Wagner Free Institute of Science for a day filled with yesteryear’s technology. Learn about historic “selfies” by cutting silhouette portraits and utilize the illumination of the sun to create a solar photogram. Then, tie it all to today’s technology with mechanical art projects led by local engineer and artist Adolphe Alexander and a light microscopy demonstration by Dr. Karen Snetselaar of the Biology Department at Saint Joseph’s University!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Wagner Free Institute of Science

      1700 West Montgomery Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19121

      Directions


    • Partners

      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Wagner Free Institute of Science
  • Discover the History of Philadelphia Science: A Self-guided Tour

    Discover the History of Philadelphia Science: A Self-guided Tour

    Journey into the past and explore Philadelphia’s rich scientific history! 

    Discover the History of Philadelphia Science: A Self-guided Tour

    Discover the History of Philadelphia Science: A Self-guided Tour

    Sun, Apr 26

    12:00 pm

    Families

    Journey into the past and explore Philadelphia’s rich scientific history! Hear a Once Upon A Nation storyteller, brought to you by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. reveal the tale of Thomas Jefferson’s mastodon, take a tour of Pennsylvania Hospital’s historic surgical amphitheater, and peek inside one of Lewis & Clark's notebooks from their famous exhibition. Explore the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s exhibitions on alchemy and the history of chemistry with guided tours and a hands-on activity. Finally, step into the shoes of a doctor during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia while you experience the creation of soda pop at the Physick House!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Free

    • Partners

      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      American Philosophical Society
      American Philosophical Society
      Penn Medicine
      Penn Medicine
      Historic Philadelphia
      Historic Philadelphia
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
  • 1:00 PM
  • Notes, Bits, & Bytes

    Notes, Bits, & Bytes

    Produce music from modular circuit components, dance with a humanoid robot and more as you explore what technology can do at Drexel’s ExCITE Center. Whether you’re a tech n00b or a natural, you’ll have a fantastic technology filled day!

    Notes, Bits, & Bytes

    Notes, Bits, & Bytes

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Produce music from modular circuit components, dance with a humanoid robot and more as you explore what technology can do at Drexel’s ExCITE Center. Whether you’re a tech n00b or a natural, you’ll have a fantastic technology filled day!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The ExCITE Center at Drexel University

      3401 Market Street, Suite 100

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      Drexel University
      Drexel University
      ExCITE Center
      ExCITE Center
      Drexel University ExCITE Center
  • Explorer Sunday at Rowan University

    Explorer Sunday at Rowan University

    It’s a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) celebration at Rowan University!

    Explorer Sunday at Rowan University

    Explorer Sunday at Rowan University

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    It’s a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) celebration at Rowan University! Enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, exciting demonstrations and experience virtual reality like never before. Explore science through world cultures and history, design and play your own video games, watch a show in the Planetarium and see how computer science and engineering informs art. Plus, take an immersive, 3D tour through the heart, brain and body cells at Rowan University’s high tech CAVE system at the New Jersey Tech Park!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan University

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • Student-Run Urban Ecosystem

    Student-Run Urban Ecosystem

    Come see how students from the Mastery Charter School make their school and neighborhood environmentally friendly.

    Student-Run Urban Ecosystem

    Student-Run Urban Ecosystem

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Come see how students from the Mastery Charter School make their school and neighborhood environmentally friendly. The Green Club, a student-run organization, will share their ecological work as you tour the planted native gardens and view an onsite greenhouse. Grab some binoculars and go birding, participate in a native plant scavenger hunt, and experience a touchable exhibit of bird biofacts! Come see a truly student-focused mini-ecosystem in an urban landscape! Dress for the weather, and be ready to get dirty!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Mastery Charter School- Thomas Campus

      927 Johnston Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


    • Partners

      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary
      Mastery Charter Thomas Elementary
  • Sustainability Sunday: Simple Steps to a Naturally Greener Life

    Sustainability Sunday: Simple Steps to a Naturally Greener Life

    Join Riverbend, Lower Merion Township’s Environmental Advisory Council, the Lower Merion Conservancy, the Franklin Institute and other local green organizations for a day devoted to easy ways to protect the Earth. 

    Sustainability Sunday: Simple Steps to a Naturally Greener Life

    Sustainability Sunday: Simple Steps to a Naturally Greener Life

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Join Riverbend, Lower Merion Township’s Environmental Advisory Council, the Lower Merion Conservancy, the Franklin Institute and other local green organizations for a day devoted to easy ways to protect the Earth. Learn better ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, get a closer look at composting, and discover how fish can grow your food! Hear about all the benefits of rain barrels and rain gardens, learn to pack a “green” lunch and how planting native trees and plants can help reduce the heat of climate change!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center

      1950 Spring Mill Road

      Gladwyne, PA, 19035

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Cradles to Crayons
      Cradles to Crayons
      Environmental Advisory Council
      Environmental Advisory Council
      Lower Merion Conservancy
      Lower Merion Conservancy
  • Building the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Building the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Learn about the engineering marvel of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk! 

    Building the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Building the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Learn about the engineering marvel of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk! Participate in hands-on activities that explore amazing engineering principles and speak with an engineer that contributed to the design and construction of the boardwalk. See how science helped to make the Schuylkill River Banks beautiful!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Schuylkill Banks

      Schuylkill Banks Trail at Walnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA,

      Directions


    • Partners

      Schuylkill River Development Corporation
      Schuylkill River Development Corporation
  • Restoring the Land Through Environmental

    Restoring the Land Through Environmental

    Enjoy a walk through the Schuylkill Center’s fields and forests to see how art can address ecological challenges, from invasive plants to dropping pollinator populations. 

    Restoring the Land Through Environmental

    Restoring the Land Through Environmental

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Enjoy a walk through the Schuylkill Center’s fields and forests to see how art can address ecological challenges, from invasive plants to dropping pollinator populations. The Center’s LandLab residency artists will talk about how they developed their installations, and how they combined art and science to create positive change for the land. With artists and scientists sharing their perspectives, it’s a great chance to learn about how art crosses boundaries and offers creative solutions to pressing environmental issues.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

      8480 Hagy's Mill Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Schuylkill Center
      The Schuylkill Center
  • Bones, Bells & Whistles: A History of Philly’s Scientific Men and Women

    Bones, Bells & Whistles: A History of Philly’s Scientific Men and Women

    Hear the stories of Philadelphia’s most influential scientists as you visit their gravesites at the beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery. Learn how the life’s works of these Philadelphians have contributed to science long after their internment.

    Bones, Bells & Whistles: A History of Philly’s Scientific Men and Women

    Bones, Bells & Whistles: A History of Philly’s Scientific Men and Women

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Hear the stories of Philadelphia’s most influential scientists as you visit their gravesites at the beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery. Learn how the life’s works of these Philadelphians have contributed to science long after their internment. Conduct experiments to identify marble, granite, and metal headstones and build an astrolabe near David Rittenhouse! Not recommended for children under 10. Register through the link above or by emailing tours@thelaurelhillcemetery.org, or by calling 215-228-8200.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with advanced registration or $5 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Laurel Hill Cemetery

      3822 Ridge Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19132

      Directions


    • Partners

      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Is There a Doctor in the House? Jefferson Simulation Lab

    Is There a Doctor in the House? Jefferson Simulation Lab

    Go behind the scenes at Jefferson and see the high-tech simulation robots and control rooms that test the skills of future doctors and healthcare professionals.

    Is There a Doctor in the House? Jefferson Simulation Lab

    Is There a Doctor in the House? Jefferson Simulation Lab

    Sun, Apr 26

    01:00 pm

    Families

    Go behind the scenes at Jefferson and see the high-tech simulation robots and control rooms that test the skills of future doctors and healthcare professionals. Then participate in hands-on activities to experience what life is like in the healthcare and biomedical fields.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building Clinical Simulation Labs

      1001 Locust Street

      Philadelphia , PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2:00 PM
  • Atlatls: Physics of the Hunt

    Atlatls: Physics of the Hunt

    Experience how our ancestors developed the Atlatl, one of the earliest hunting technologies relying on human manipulation of the laws of physics.

    Atlatls: Physics of the Hunt

    Atlatls: Physics of the Hunt

    Sun, Apr 26

    02:00 pm

    Families

    Experience how our ancestors developed the Atlatl, one of the earliest hunting technologies relying on human manipulation of the laws of physics. Participate as Penn experts illuminate the history of this ancient hunting device, and see more items from the museum’s collections. Make your own darts and practice throwing with a modern atlatl. How good of a hunter are you?
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with admission

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Penn Museum

      3260 South Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
      Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
  • Fishing Around

    Fishing Around

    Fish populations can inform us about the health of our rivers and streams. Visit the Fairmount Water Works and take a closer look at some of the local inhabitants of the Schuylkill River.

    Fishing Around

    Fishing Around

    Sun, Apr 26

    02:00 pm

    Families

    Fish populations can inform us about the health of our rivers and streams. Visit the Fairmount Water Works and take a closer look at some of the local inhabitants of the Schuylkill River. Dig, determine, and divulge to discover how healthy your river sample is by the examining the different species. There’s no better way to conserve a river than by learning from the fish that call it home.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Fairmount Water Works

      640 Waterworks Drive

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia Water Department
      Philadelphia Water Department
      Fairmount Water Works
      Fairmount Water Works
  • Fishtown Science Crawl

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Take pub hopping to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl! Enjoy great drink specials as you explore your favorite Fishtown spots and enjoy hands-on science activities from hactronics to squinking (painting with squid ink, obviously)!

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sun, Apr 26

    02:00 pm

    Adults

    Take pub hopping to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl! Enjoy great drink specials as you explore your favorite Fishtown spots and enjoy hands-on science activities from hactronics to squinking (painting with squid ink, obviously)!
    FREE to attend, $5.00 wristband for Happy Hour prices at all venues.

    Venues Include:

    Bottle Bar East
    Fette Sau
    Frankford Hall
    Kensington Quarters
    LaColombe
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: FREE to attend, $5.00 wristband for Happy Hour prices at all venues

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Frankford Hall

      1210 Frankford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Frankford Hall
      Frankford Hall
      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      Fette Sau BBQ
      Fette Sau BBQ
      Bottle Bar East
      Bottle Bar East
  • Fun with Kitchen Science

    Fun with Kitchen Science

    Discover how science plays a pivotal role in the kitchen during this fun and food-filled extravaganza for foodies of all ages! See how chefs utilize science to bake, emulsify, and whip their dishes into shape, learn which foods keep your body lean and str

    Fun with Kitchen Science

    Fun with Kitchen Science

    Sun, Apr 26

    02:00 pm

    Families

    Discover how science plays a pivotal role in the kitchen during this fun and food-filled extravaganza for foodies of all ages! See how chefs utilize science to bake, emulsify, and whip their dishes into shape, learn which foods keep your body lean and strong, and participate in hands-on activities that you can recreate in your own kitchen. Do you know much sugar is in a strawberry? How much fat is in a piece of chocolate? How does yeast work, and what exactly is leavening? Put on your apron and let’s get cooking!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor

      1901 Vine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster is a lover of science in all its forms, but is especially fond of Chemistry. If you can cook it, taste it, transform it, or blow it up, she’s all about it. Shanna was Philly born and raised, but studied Chemistry at the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State. After a triumphant return to the City of Brotherly Love, Shanna found a home at the Franklin Institute where she gets to use her love of science every day. She currently holds the position of Museum Program Supervisor, and has been nerding it up with the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Science Festival for the last three years.
  • What's in a Garden?

    What's in a Garden?

    What can YOU find in Grumblethorpe’s Garden?

    What's in a Garden?

    What's in a Garden?

    Sun, Apr 26

    02:00 pm

    Families

    What can YOU find in Grumblethorpe’s Garden? Explore the historic 2-acre garden and see what you can dig up! Search for common and not-so-common animals and plants, and keep your eyes peeled as there may be some things that don’t belong. Share your discoveries as you dig and explore… You’re sure to get a little dirty, so dress for mess!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Grumblethorpe Historic House & Garden

      5267 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
  • 2:30 PM
  • Murder at the Mütter™:  Preconceptions

    Murder at the Mütter™: Preconceptions

    A body has been found in the Library during a gala event honoring renowned sixteenth century anatomist Andreas Vesalius. It seems like a horrible accident, but is it? Looks can be deceiving. Is there a killer on the loose at the Mütter Museum?

    Murder at the Mütter™:  Preconceptions

    Murder at the Mütter™: Preconceptions

    Sun, Apr 26

    02:30 pm

    Adults

    Join us for an afternoon of interactive activities and forensic investigation at
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
    A body has been found in the Library during a gala event honoring renowned sixteenth century anatomist Andreas Vesalius. It seems like a horrible accident, but is it? Looks can be deceiving. Is there a killer on the loose at the Mütter Museum? Can anyone be trusted? Participants will work with investigators and forensic experts at different evidence stations to experience the science of criminal investigation and solve the mystery.
    The afternoon includes two hours of programming (including some walking and standing) followed by a cocktail reception and light hors d'oeuvres.
    Ages: 16 and up
    (ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or over)
    Ticket price includes same day admission to the Mütter Museum any time from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Museum before 2:30 pm, as time will be limited once the Program commences.
    Program will begin promptly at 2:30 pm.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $40.00 ($30.00 for College Fellows and Friends of the Mütter, $35.00 for students with valid student ID)

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

      19 South 22nd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
      Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
      Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
      Swarthmore College
      Swarthmore College
      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
      Arcadia University
      Arcadia University
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
      Philadelphia University
      Philadelphia University
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
      Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
      Association for Women in Forensic Science
      Association for Women in Forensic Science
  • 3:30 PM
  • Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Torresdale

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Torresdale

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Torresdale

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Torresdale

    Mon, Apr 27

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Torresdale Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      3079 Holme Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19135

      Directions


    • Partners

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Philadelphia Zoo
      Philadelphia Zoo
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Philadelphia Water Department
      Philadelphia Water Department
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Ramonita de Rodriguez

    Neighborhood Science After School: Ramonita de Rodriguez

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Ramonita de Rodriguez

    Neighborhood Science After School: Ramonita de Rodriguez

    Mon, Apr 27

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Ramonita de Rodriguez Library

      600 West Girard Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Wadsworth

    Neighborhood Science After School: Wadsworth

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Wadsworth

    Neighborhood Science After School: Wadsworth

    Mon, Apr 27

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wadsworth Avenue Library

      1500 Wadsworth Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19150

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
      Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
  • Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Philadelphia City Institute

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Philadelphia City Institute

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! 

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Philadelphia City Institute

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Philadelphia City Institute

    Mon, Apr 27

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia City Institute Library

      1905 Locust St

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      GreenTreks Network, Inc.
      GreenTreks Network, Inc.
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Whitman

    Neighborhood Science After School: Whitman

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Whitman

    Neighborhood Science After School: Whitman

    Mon, Apr 27

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Whitman Library

      200 Snyder Ave.

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


  • 4:00 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Teach Students Protein Synthesis Using a Hands-on Activity

    Educator Workshop: Teach Students Protein Synthesis Using a Hands-on Activity

    Use laminated paper, wires, beads, and key rings to effectively demonstrate how the cell synthesizes and processes proteins.

    Educator Workshop: Teach Students Protein Synthesis Using a Hands-on Activity

    Educator Workshop: Teach Students Protein Synthesis Using a Hands-on Activity

    Mon, Apr 27

    04:00 pm

    Educators

    Use laminated paper, wires, beads, and key rings to effectively demonstrate how the cell synthesizes and processes proteins. Learn how to use this activity to teach students transcription, translation, protein folding, and protein sorting. Build a protein model and leave with the files, supply list, and instructions for performing this demonstration in your own classroom. For middle school, high school, and college instructors.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      University of the Sciences McNeil Science & Technology Center Room 101

      43rd and Woodland

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
  • Educator Workshop: STEM on a Shoestring

    Educator Workshop: STEM on a Shoestring

    Looking to enhance your STEM curriculum on a limited budget? 

    Educator Workshop: STEM on a Shoestring

    Educator Workshop: STEM on a Shoestring

    Mon, Apr 27

    04:00 pm

    Educators

    Looking to enhance your STEM curriculum on a limited budget? Obtain sample lesson plans and activities from a former Philadelphia School District teacher and learn how to spice-up your classroom activities without breaking the bank. For preK, elementary and middle school teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute 5th Floor Conference Center

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Rebecca Lewis
      Rebecca Lewis
      Rebecca Lewis is a lower school science teacher, lifelong learner, and tinkerer. She has a degree in biology and psychology. She started her career out as an animal care specialist and worked in the field. About thirteen years ago she pursued education. She has taught all grade levels and in many different settings. She has created STEM elementary programs for multiple schools and after school programming. She loves to engage her students in hands on lessons and thinking critically. While it is not mandatory to love science to be her student, she hopes that many students will pursue a STEM career after spending time with her in the science lab. She currently teaches girls at the Baldwin School in a science program that ranges from prekindergarten to fifth grade.
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 5:00 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Inquiry Based Learning in the K-12 Classroom

    Educator Workshop: Inquiry Based Learning in the K-12 Classroom

    School District of Philadelphia middle and high school science teachers are invited to attend and learn how to do inquiry-based STEM activities in their own classrooms.

    Educator Workshop: Inquiry Based Learning in the K-12 Classroom

    Educator Workshop: Inquiry Based Learning in the K-12 Classroom

    Mon, Apr 27

    05:00 pm

    Educators

    The National Science Foundation GK-12 program at Drexel University in the College of Engineering titled "Catalyzing STEM Education via the NAE Grand Challenges" pairs graduate students from the College of Engineering at Drexel with School District of Philadelphia high school science teachers to help introduce engineering into the science curriculum through the context of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Similarly, Drexel University’s DragonsTeach program supported by the National Math and Science Initiative and the UTeach Institute offers Drexel STEM undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their teaching certification while completing their major degree requirements – the undergraduate students are paired with School District K-12 teachers and begin delivering inquiry-based STEM lessons to K-12 students from the very first DragonsTeach course.
    School District middle school and high school science teachers are invited to attend and learn how to do inquiry-based STEM activities in their own classrooms, specifically lessons in line with the NGSS that connect engineering with the middle and high school curriculum.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Drexel University

      3141 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • Educator Workshop: Using Genomic Data to Save Lives

    Educator Workshop: Using Genomic Data to Save Lives

    Discover how genomic data can be used to save lives, fight infections and understand genetic diseases.

    Educator Workshop: Using Genomic Data to Save Lives

    Educator Workshop: Using Genomic Data to Save Lives

    Mon, Apr 27

    05:00 pm

    Educators

    Discover how genomic data can be used to save lives, fight infections and understand genetic diseases. Gain a deeper understanding of bioinformatics, the practice that combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to study and process biological data, and how to use it in your classroom. Discover how genomic data can be used to save lives, fight infections and understand genetic diseases. For middle and high school teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Carolyn Lynch Laboratory

      433 S University Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6272

      Directions


    • Partners

      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • 6:00 PM
  • Science on Tap Quizzo

    Science on Tap Quizzo

    What do you get when you combine chemistry, anatomy, Star Trek, natural history, Harry Potter, and beer? Science on Tap Quizzo! Your favorite pub science wunderkinds invite you back to everyone’s favorite scientific trivia throwdown.

    Science on Tap Quizzo

    Science on Tap Quizzo

    Mon, Apr 27

    06:00 pm

    Adults

    What do you get when you combine chemistry, anatomy, Star Trek, natural history, Harry Potter, and beer? Science on Tap Quizzo! Your favorite pub science wunderkinds invite you back to everyone’s favorite scientific trivia throwdown. Join Quizmaster Jason Richardson of the Black Tribbles (2014 Geeks of the Year) for a night of (un)scholarly-like competition.

    Seats fill up fast. Make sure to get there early!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      National Mechanics

      22 South 3rd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Jason LeVonn Richardson
      Jason LeVonn Richardson
      Richardson, artist, community activist and proud nerd, is the founder of both the comic book and multimedia studio haven in South Philly, J1 Studios and J1-Con, the largest anime convention in Philadelphia. The 2014 winner of Philadelphia Geek Award’s “Geek of the Year” can be heard on the 2014 winning “Streaming Media Project of the Year” geek talk radio podcast Black Tribbles (which can be found on Gtown Radio and WHYY's News works network). If you’re curious, Richardson’s favorite nerdy film of all time is Transformers, the animated movie.
    • Partners

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      American Philosophical Society
      American Philosophical Society
      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
      National Mechanics
      National Mechanics
  • 7:00 PM
  • DIY Brewing: Cider and Mead

    DIY Brewing: Cider and Mead

    Give your home brew skills a little twist by learning the science behind making the delicious age-old classics, mead and cider. Get some hands-on experience while learning the chemistry behind these refreshing drinks. Participants will take home their own

    DIY Brewing: Cider and Mead

    DIY Brewing: Cider and Mead

    Mon, Apr 27

    07:00 pm

    Adults

    Give your home brew skills a little twist by learning the science behind making the delicious age-old classics, mead and cider. Get some hands-on experience while learning the chemistry behind these refreshing drinks. Participants will take home their own bottle of cider or mead!
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $15.00

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Yards Brewing Company

      901 North Delaware Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Adam Piazza
      Adam Piazza
      Adam Piazza began his career at The Franklin Institute in 2002 as a high school intern performing science demonstrations in different exhibits. He has held multiple positions at the Institute and is currently a Scientific Interpreter with the Museum Programs department. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Temple University, and when not at the Institute can be found traversing the city for photo opportunities or water coloring onto family portraits of people he is not related to.
    • Partners

      Yards Brewing Company
      Yards Brewing Company
  • Big Ideas for Busy People

    Big Ideas for Busy People

    From advances in detecting ovarian cancer and electronic brain stimulation, to the unearthing of a new dinosaur and using chemistry to preserve priceless art—countless groundbreaking discoveries are made right here in Philadelphia. Spend time with some

    Big Ideas for Busy People

    Big Ideas for Busy People

    Mon, Apr 27

    07:00 pm

    Adults

    From advances in detecting ovarian cancer, to electronic brain stimulation, to the unearthing of a new dinosaur, to using chemistry to preserve priceless art, countless groundbreaking discoveries are made right here in Philadelphia. Spend time with some dynamic local scientists and engineers who are making heads turn and profoundly impacting our understanding of the world around us!
    Doors open at 6:30pm. Come early to experience hands on activities and a pre-program reception.

    Featured talks include:


    Ken Lacovara – Insights from the biggest dinosaur skeleton ever
    found

    George Preti – Developing odor-based sensors for ovarian cancer detection

    Roy Hamilton – Enhancing human mental performance with
    noninvasive brain stimulation


    George Brainard – Better lighting for better sleep in spaceflight


    Denise Wong – Tiny bio-robots for microscale medicine and
    engineering


    Melinda Keefe – The chemistry of art conservation


    Michel Barsoum – Molding conductive 'clay' into the next generation of
    batteries

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $10.00; $5.00 WHYY Members

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      WHYY

      150 N 6th St

      Philadelphia, PA , 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Denise Wong
      Denise Wong
      Denise Wong is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and a member of the GRASP Lab under the guidance of Professor Vijay Kumar. Her area of focus is micro robotics, specifically how biology can be used for sensing and actuation on micro robots as well as the use of micro magnetic robots for sensing and manipulation. She received her BS and M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
      George C. Brainard, Ph.D
      George C. Brainard, Ph.D
      Dr. Brainard has done research on the effects of light on biological and behavioral responses of animals and humans for over thirty years. His work has been supported by the NIH, NSF, NASA, FDA, and many other sources. He has authored over 100 original research articles, 50 book chapters and edited books or monographs including four lighting standards for the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. His research team has developed and tested advanced lighting designs for treating patients with winter depression. He is currently working on lighting for the International Space Station and other, future space habitats. In the past five years he has been honored with the Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Award (January 2015), the Research Award from the Professional Lighting Design Convention (November 2013) and the Research Award for Excellence on Photobiology, Photochemistry and Photophysics, from the American Society for Photobiology (June, 2010).
      George Preti, PhD
      George Preti, PhD
      George Preti has devoted the past four decades to research on the nature, origin and functional significance of human body odors from skin, sweat, the mouth – and more. A Member of the Monell Center, he received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from MIT. Dr. Preti uses both analytical chemistry and sensory techniques to collect, analyze, and perceive odors emanating from individuals in healthy and disease states. His current research focuses on identifying odor biomarkers of human disease, including melanoma and ovarian cancer, which may enable early noninvasive diagnosis of these deadly diseases.
      Kenneth J. Lacovara, Ph.D.
      Kenneth J. Lacovara, Ph.D.
      Melinda Keefe, Ph.D.
      Melinda Keefe, Ph.D.
      Melinda (Mindy) Keefe joined Dow R&D in 2001 in Midland, Michigan. She has worked in several areas at Dow including Dow Latex, Dow Coating Solution and Dow Coating Materials. Her work has focused in the synthesis and testing of new binders and plastic pigments for use in house paint. She has most recently worked on High Throughput Coatings Research and the EVOQUE Pre-Composite Polymer team. As a side effort, Mindy initiated collaboration between Dow and the art conservation community to leverage Dow’s technical capabilities to the challenges of art conservation. This work has been on-going since 2008. Mindy was part of the Dow team recognized with the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Award and 2013 R&D 100 Award for EVOQUE™ Pre-composite Polymers. In 2014, she was recognized by Fortune Magazine with a “Heroes of the 500 Award” for her work supporting the art conservation community. In March she will be awarded the 2015 Rising Star Award from the ACS Women Chemists Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University.
      Michel W. Barsoum, Ph.D.
      Michel W. Barsoum, Ph.D.
      Dr. Michel W. Barsoum is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of MAX phases with over 250 papers on the these phases alone. including ones in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. He is the author of two entries on the MAX phases in the Encyclopedia of Materials Science, and two books: MAX Phases published in 2013, and Fundamentals of Ceramics, a leading textbook in his field. In 2011, he and colleagues at Drexel selectively etched the A-group layers from the MAX phases to produce an entirely new family of 2D solids that they labeled MXenes, that have sparked global interest beucase of their potential in many applications, least of which is energy storage. With a h index of 55, his work has been highly and widely cited. He is on ISI’s most highly cited authors list. In 2000 he was awarded a Humboldt-Max Planck Research Award for Senior US Research Scientists and spent a sabbatical year at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and the World Academy of Ceramics. In 2008 he spent a sabbatical at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the prestigious Wheatly Scholar. Since 2008 he has been a visiting professor at Linkoping University in Sweden.
      Roy Hamilton, MD, MS
      Roy Hamilton, MD, MS
      Roy Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is the Director of the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation. The central thrust of his research is to use electrical and magnetic noninvasive brain stimulation to explore the characteristics and limits of functional plasticity in the intact and injured adult human brain. He pursued his undergraduate and medical education at Harvard and completed training in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. As a clinician he specializes in neurologic disorders of cognition and behavior.
    • Partners

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Monell Chemical Senses Center
      Monell Chemical Senses Center
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      WHYY
      WHYY
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      The Dow Chemical Company
      The Dow Chemical Company
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania GRASP Laboratory
      University of Pennsylvania GRASP Laboratory
Tue, Apr 28 11 Events
Wed, Apr 29 13 Events
Thu, Apr 30 11 Events
Fri, May 01 2 Events
  • 8:30 AM
  • Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for K-5 Science and Math Classrooms

    Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for K-5 Science and Math Classrooms

    Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for the elementary grades from a variety of disciplines. For K–5 teachers.

    Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for K-5 Science and Math Classrooms

    Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for K-5 Science and Math Classrooms

    Tue, Apr 28

    08:30 am

    Educators

    Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for the elementary grades from a variety of disciplines. For K–5 teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Rowan University, Robinson Hall, Room 212

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • 3:30 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Rethinking Row Homes

    Educator Workshop: Rethinking Row Homes

    How can we build better row homes to protect our cities against storm water and increasingly hotter summers?

    Educator Workshop: Rethinking Row Homes

    Educator Workshop: Rethinking Row Homes

    Tue, Apr 28

    03:30 pm

    Educators

    How can we build better row homes to protect our cities against storm water and increasingly hotter summers? Join educators from GreenTreks Network and The Franklin Institute to discover how rain barrels and rain gardens along with green infrastructure can be used to manage water and increased heat in our cities. For preK, elementary, and middle school teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute 5th Floor Conference Center

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Anita B. Dupree
      Anita B. Dupree
      As Director of Operations for GreenTreks Network, Anita serves as a curriculum specialist and educational consultant. She received a B. S. degree in Biology from the University of Illinois and Northeastern Illinois University and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Temple University. She has taught in an alternative school that serviced youth living in group homes and foster care, and has been a science curriculum specialist for middle school years in the Philadelphia School District.
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Cecil B. Moore

    Neighborhood Science After School: Cecil B. Moore

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Cecil B. Moore

    Neighborhood Science After School: Cecil B. Moore

    Tue, Apr 28

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Cecil B. Moore Library

      2320 W Cecil B. Moore Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19121

      Directions


    • Partners

      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Bushrod

    Neighborhood Science After School: Bushrod

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Bushrod

    Neighborhood Science After School: Bushrod

    Tue, Apr 28

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Bushrod Library

      6304 Castor Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19149

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • Neighborhood Science Afterschool: West Oak Lane

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: West Oak Lane

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: West Oak Lane

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: West Oak Lane

    Tue, Apr 28

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      West Oak Lane Branch Library

      2000 E. Washington Lane

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
      The Nature Conservancy
      The Nature Conservancy
      The Nature Conervancy
      Food Nerd Jr.
      Food Nerd Jr.
  • Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Bustleton

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Bustleton

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Bustleton

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Bustleton

    Tue, Apr 28

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Bustleton Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      10199 Bustleton Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19116

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
  • 4:00 PM
  • Educator Workshop: To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges

    Educator Workshop: To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges

    Inspire your future engineers! Teach your students about balance and force with experiments using beams, arches, and suspension bridges. 

    Educator Workshop: To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges

    Educator Workshop: To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges

    Tue, Apr 28

    04:00 pm

    Educators

    Inspire your future engineers! Teach your students about balance and force with experiments using beams, arches, and suspension bridges. Civil engineering comes alive in your classroom as students plan, build, and test their very own bridges. For K–3 teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute Harcourt 4th Floor

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Donna Smith
      Donna Smith
      Donna Smith has worked in the education field and with non-profit organizations for over 25 years and in a supervisor/management capacity for over 7 years. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education with a concentrated minor in Sociological Studies, and an Associate’s degree in Science in Education/Early Childhood Education.
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 4:30 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Incorporating History into STEM

    Educator Workshop: Incorporating History into STEM

    It wasn’t just men that were shaping scientific practices in the 19th century; women had a big impact, too!

    Educator Workshop: Incorporating History into STEM

    Educator Workshop: Incorporating History into STEM

    Tue, Apr 28

    04:30 pm

    Educators

    It wasn’t just men that were shaping scientific practices in the 19th century; women had a big impact, too! Discover how these savvy ladies’ handmade herbaria and school books influenced scientific thinking over a hundred years ago. Learn new ways to replicate their experiments and see some unique items from the Historical Society’s collections. For 3-8th grade educators
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Historical Society of Pennsylvania

      1300 Locust Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      Historical Society of Pennsylvania
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
  • 5:30 PM
  • Science of Networking

    Science of Networking

    The knowhow to build a robust professional network is a valuable skill set to have, especially in STEM fields. Don’t miss this showcase of the science behind networking and illustrate (for both students and professionals) the how’s and why’s of buil

    Science of Networking

    Science of Networking

    Tue, Apr 28

    05:30 pm

    Adults

    Students

    The knowhow to build a robust professional network is a valuable skill set to have, especially in STEM fields. Don’t miss this showcase of the science behind networking and illustrate (for both students and professionals) the how’s and why’s of building a great network. Put your new skills to work during a post-program networking session with industry leaders.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free with Registration

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Quorum at the University City Science Center

      3711 Market Street, 8th Floor

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Matthew Brook O'Donnell
      Matthew Brook O'Donnell
      Matt O’Donnell is a research assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His research combines tools and insights from computational linguistics and network science with neuroimaging, experimental and large-scale descriptive methods to examine how ideas and influence spread through online and offline social networks.
      Monet Thomas-Anderson
      Monet Thomas-Anderson
      Monet received a degree in biochemistry with a minor in advertising from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Since her graduation in 2011, she has taught 10th grade chemistry and 12th physics, coached middle school softball, constructed 3 accelerometers from scratch, and met Bill Nye, The Science Guy. Monet is the Program Manager for University Relations and Student Engagement at Campus Philly, a nonprofit that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. She is also the YIP Board Prep chair, a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; NExT Philadelphia; and serves on the board and volunteer committee for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Network. When Monet is not in the office, you can find her playing Scrabble…but never Words with Friends (she does not condone the board layout), volunteering in the community, exploring a local museum or fawning over Bill Nye, The Science Guy.
      Nick Marzano
      Nick Marzano
      As Director of Digital Learning, Nick leads elearning strategy and content development for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), a professional medical society dedicated to promoting quality care for hospital patients. Locally, Nick serves as President of the Board at Young Involved Philadelphia, committeeperson in the 2nd ward, board member at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, and is a member of Philly CORE Leaders. Recently, he was named to the top 55 Connectors and Keepers list by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. He holds an MEd from Penn State, and is passionate about active citizenry and the Philly public education.
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Campus Philly
      Campus Philly
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      University City Science Center
      University City Science Center
  • 6:30 PM
  • Cookie Lab

    Cookie Lab

    A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and every step is crucial—especially when making the classic chocolate chip cookie. Enter the cookie lab and bake, dissect, and taste.

    Cookie Lab

    Cookie Lab

    Tue, Apr 28

    06:30 pm

    Adults

    A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and every step is crucial—especially when making the classic chocolate chip cookie. Enter the cookie lab and bake, dissect, and taste how one little recipe adjustment can make a big difference to the quality of your cookie!
    This event is for adults 21+.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $20.00

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor

      1901 Vine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Peter Scarola
      Peter Scarola
      Peter Scarola is the Pastry Chef of R2L, the acclaimed modern American restaurant on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia. Scarola has been employed with Daniel Stern Restaurants since 2008. He leads his staff at R2L in the creation of pastries and artistic plated desserts for the restaurant and for off-site events. In the Winter of 2013, Scarola was recognized as a Rising Star Pastry Chef of Philadelphia through StarChefs.
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster is a lover of science in all its forms, but is especially fond of Chemistry. If you can cook it, taste it, transform it, or blow it up, she’s all about it. Shanna was Philly born and raised, but studied Chemistry at the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State. After a triumphant return to the City of Brotherly Love, Shanna found a home at the Franklin Institute where she gets to use her love of science every day. She currently holds the position of Museum Program Supervisor, and has been nerding it up with the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Science Festival for the last three years.
    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      R2L Restaurant
      R2L Restaurant
  • An Alchemist’s Toast to Health, Wealth, and Longevity

    An Alchemist’s Toast to Health, Wealth, and Longevity

    Raise your goblets and toast the alchemists, who promised that their philosopher’s stone could transmute lead into gold, heal a multitude of diseases, and provide an exceptionally long, youthful life. Explore the fascinating world of alchemy, its surpri

    An Alchemist’s Toast to Health, Wealth, and Longevity

    An Alchemist’s Toast to Health, Wealth, and Longevity

    Tue, Apr 28

    06:30 pm

    Adults

    Raise your goblets and toast the alchemists, who promised that their philosopher’s stone could transmute lead into gold, heal a multitude of diseases, and provide an exceptionally long, youthful life. Explore the fascinating world of alchemy, its surprising importance in the history of science and medicine, and the way alchemy’s values are carried on by modern scientific research.
    Admission includes soup and two drink tickets.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Chemical Heritage Foundation

      315 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      David Casarett MD
      David Casarett MD
      David Casarett MD MA is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a faculty member of the Penn Department of Medical Ethics, and Director of Hospice and Palliative Care for the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Casarett is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Casarett is also the author of two non-fiction books, including Last Acts, which was published by Simon & Schuster, and Shocked: Adventures in the Strange Science of Bringing Back the Recently Dead, which was published by Random House in July of 2014. His third book, about the science of medical marijuana, will be published in May of 2015, also by Random House.
      Dr. Joel A. Klein
      Dr. Joel A. Klein
      Joel A. Klein, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Lecturer in the History Department at Columbia University, as well as a research fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He spent time researching in Germany under a Fulbright Grant and NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, and has taught at Indiana University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University.
      Eric J. Schelter
      Eric J. Schelter
      Eric J. Schelter, Ph.D., is currently a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, Eric received a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award and in 2013 he was named a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar. He conducted postdoctoral work at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow, Director's Postdoctoral Fellow and Frederick Reines Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Sciences. Eric received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from Texas A&M and a BS from Michigan Technological University.
      Katherine Palozola
      Katherine Palozola
      Katherine Palozola is from St. Louis, MO and received her B.S. in Biology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where she studies cell identity establishment and maintenance at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine under Dr. Kenneth Zaret. In her free time, Kate enjoys kickboxing, pottery, Cardinals baseball, and dining at the many excellent restaurants in Philadelphia
      Samantha Falk
      Samantha Falk
      Samantha attended the University of Rochester for her undergraduate studies and is currently a Ph.D. student in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the epigenetic inheritance of the centromere. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, being outdoors, blogging about eating at every restaurant on South Street (http://2girls1street.blogspot.com/) and hanging out with her cat Lobster.
    • Partners

      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • 9:00 AM
  • Educator Workshop: Putting the Play in STEAM

    Educator Workshop: Putting the Play in STEAM

    Did you know that your brain actually changes when you play?

    Educator Workshop: Putting the Play in STEAM

    Educator Workshop: Putting the Play in STEAM

    Wed, Apr 29

    09:00 am

    Educators

    Did you know that your brain actually changes when you play? Learn how to help young children absorb STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) information, gain guidance in creating effective and comprehensive play-based STEAM activities, and observe STEAM experiences and programming. For preK–grade 2 educators.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Please Touch Museum

      4231 Avenue of the Republic

      Philadelphia, PA, 19131

      Directions


    • Partners

      Please Touch Museum
      Please Touch Museum
  • 10:00 AM
  • Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Fingerprinting and Forensics

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Fingerprinting and Forensics

    Spark your students’ interest in forensics! Go beyond arches, loops, and whorls to discover how and why fingerprints form and what makes them unique.

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Fingerprinting and Forensics

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Fingerprinting and Forensics

    Wed, Apr 29

    10:00 am

    Educators

    Spark your students’ interest in forensics! Go beyond arches, loops, and whorls to discover how and why fingerprints form and what makes them unique. Test different fingerprint dusting, developing, and lifting methods and learn about techniques and supplies to use in your classroom. For middle and high school teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute 5th Floor Conference Center

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 1:30 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Forensic Ecology

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Forensic Ecology

    How can clues from the environment help us catch criminals? Forensic ecology involves the analysis of plants, insects, soil, and other particulates from crime scenes to help solve crimes. Learn more about these techniques and receive lesson plans that you

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Forensic Ecology

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Forensic Ecology

    Wed, Apr 29

    01:30 pm

    Educators

    How can clues from the environment help us catch criminals? Forensic ecology is the analysis of plants, insects, soil, and other particulates from crime scenes to help solve crimes. Learn more about these techniques and gain lesson plans that you can perform in your classroom. Inspire the next generation of science sleuths!

    For middle and high school teachers
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute 5th Floor Conference Center

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 3:30 PM
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional

    Neighborhood Science After School: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional

    Neighborhood Science After School: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional

    Wed, Apr 29

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Joseph E Coleman Library

      68 W. Chelten Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Philadelphia Water Department
      Philadelphia Water Department
      Spells Writing Lab
      Spells Writing Lab
      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
      University of the Arts
      University of the Arts
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Wynnefield

    Neighborhood Science After School: Wynnefield

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Wynnefield

    Neighborhood Science After School: Wynnefield

    Wed, Apr 29

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wynnefield Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      5325 Overbrook Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19131

      Directions


    • Partners

      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
      Philadelphia University
      Philadelphia University
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Chestnut Hill

    Neighborhood Science After School: Chestnut Hill

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Chestnut Hill

    Neighborhood Science After School: Chestnut Hill

    Wed, Apr 29

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Chestnut Hill Library

      8711 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19118

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      American Society for Microbiology
      American Society for Microbiology
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Walnut Street West

    Neighborhood Science After School: Walnut Street West

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Walnut Street West

    Neighborhood Science After School: Walnut Street West

    Wed, Apr 29

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Walnut Street West Library

      201 S 40th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Please Touch Museum
      Please Touch Museum
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Greater Olney

    Neighborhood Science After School: Greater Olney

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Greater Olney

    Neighborhood Science After School: Greater Olney

    Wed, Apr 29

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Greater Olney Library

      5501 North 5th Street

      Philadelphia , PA, 19120-2805

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      La Salle University
      La Salle University
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • 4:00 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Preparing for the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam
    Educator Workshop: Preparing for the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam

    Educator Workshop: Preparing for the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam

    Wed, Apr 29

    04:00 pm

    Educators

    Spark your students’ interest in computer science! Learn basic computational thinking practices, receive sample materials and participate in activities to prepare students for the new AP Computer Science Principles course and exam. Expose your students to a skill that they can use to obtain exciting careers in technology. For high school teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Drexel University, MacAlister Hall, Room 2019

      3250 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      Drexel University
      Drexel University
  • Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Science Sleuths

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Science Sleuths

    Show your students how scientists use forensic science to catch criminals.

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Science Sleuths

    Educator Workshop: Classroom CSI: Science Sleuths

    Wed, Apr 29

    04:00 pm

    Educators

    Show your students how scientists use forensic science to catch criminals. Learn how to perform some easy classroom exercises like fingerprinting, evidence collection, and DNA profiling. Leave with a PowerPoint presentation, instructions, and handouts that you can use to inspire the next generation of science sleuths in your classroom! For middle and high school educators.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute 5th Floor Conference Center

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 4:30 PM
  • Educator Workshop: Teaching with Technology for the Global Educator

    Educator Workshop: Teaching with Technology for the Global Educator

    Learn tech-savvy strategies to build a creative, collaborative, and globally-connected classroom!

    Educator Workshop: Teaching with Technology for the Global Educator

    Educator Workshop: Teaching with Technology for the Global Educator

    Wed, Apr 29

    04:30 pm

    Educators

    Learn tech-savvy strategies to build a creative, collaborative, and globally-connected classroom! Explore the tools and apps that nurture student interest and learning about world regions and cultures. For elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Annenberg School at UPenn

      Room 111, 3620 Walnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Rashmi Kumar
      Rashmi Kumar
      Rashmi Kumar is a learning specialist in STEM disciplines and works at the University of Pennsylvania. She focuses on STEM pedagogies and curricular designs that engage students across a range of learning preferences. She is continually exploring and identifying technology tools that strengthen learning in STEM disciplines. In her work with Penn students, Rashmi develops active learning for diverse groups of learners to participate in multi-disciplinary concepts and to demonstrate competency in STEM disciplines. Currently, she is in the midst of developing technology enabled curricular modifications for students with differentiated learning needs in an emerging economy. Dr. Kumar was recognized as a STEM Teacher Educator by the NASA Endeavor Project in 2011. She has many years of experience in developing professional development programs for pre-service and in-service teachers. Several of her publications and conference presentations are anchored in teacher preparation and the use of technology in K-12 classrooms.
    • Partners

      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • 7:00 PM
  • Let’s Get Happy

    Let’s Get Happy

    What makes you happy? Take a deep breath and join local scientists and discuss positive psychology, nature deficit disorder, pet therapy, and meditation. Hosted by local Comedian Chip Chantry, this night will be complete with happy sights, sounds, and sen

    Let’s Get Happy

    Let’s Get Happy

    Wed, Apr 29

    07:00 pm

    Adults

    1. What truly makes you happy? Think beyond your high-tech gadgets and materialistic belongings. We can reach happiness through all of our senses. The smell of chocolate chip cookies charms our noses, the taste of a cheeseburger enlivens our taste buds, the sight of a puppy warms our hearts, and the sound of the ocean puts us in a tranquil state. These are all instances that bring happiness, relief, and fulfillment. Join local scientists and explore the state of happiness, positive psychology, nature deficit disorder, pet therapy, and meditation. Join us for a dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin releasing night as we embark on the pursuit of happiness!
      Must be 21+ to attend this event.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $10.00 advance, $12.00 door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Ruba Club Studios

      416 Green Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Andrew B. Newberg, M.D.
      Andrew B. Newberg, M.D.
      Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. is currently the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He has actively pursued a number of neuroimaging research projects which have included the study of aging and dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Newberg has been particularly involved in the study of mystical and religious experiences as well as the more general mind/body relationship. He has published numerous articles and chapters on brain function, brain imaging, and the study of religious and mystical experiences. He is the author of several best selling books such as “How God Changes Your Brain” (Ballantine) and, “Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief” (Ballantine). He has presented his work at scientific and religious meetings throughout the world and has appeared on the Dr. Oz show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, CNN, ABC World News Tonight as well as in a number of media articles including Newsweek, Time, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. ​
      Chip Chantry
      Chip Chantry
      Chip Chantry is a Philadelphia-based comedian and writer. He was the winner of 2013's Philly's Phunniest Contest at Helium Comedy Club, where he is a regular performer. This follows Chip's 2012 win as "Funniest Comedian" in Philadelphia's annual Comedy Awards. Besides performing in clubs and theaters across the country, Chip had the opportunity to perform on the side stage at Oddball Comedy Festival in 2013. He has opened for national headliners such as Dave Chappelle, Bob Saget, Todd Glass, and Dom Irrera. In 2012, he released his first live comedy album, ACROSS FROM THE ADONIS.
      Cynthia Skema, Ph.D.
      Cynthia Skema, Ph.D.
      Cindy Skema is a botanist at the Morris Arboretum of University of Pennsylvania. She studies the evolution of plants in the field, herbarium, and lab, and enjoys communicating about plant science to the public. Dr. Skema earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University, and has worked in Madagascar and New Zealand.
      David Yaden
      David Yaden
      David Yaden is a researcher at The University of Pennsylvania in the Positive Psychology Center under the direction of Dr. Martin Seligman. He also works in collaboration with UPenn’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and studies the neuroscience of self-transcendent experiences with Dr. Andrew Newberg. David provides public health education with a focus on end-of-life care and stress management with Lourdes Health System. Check David out on Twitter at @ExistWell.
      Gail Farmer
      Gail Farmer
      Gail Farmer is the Director of Education for the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, which offers immersive learning experiences in nature for people from all walks of life. Gail is spearheading the Center’s innovative new partnership initiative: Nature Rx. Joining forces with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia, Nature Rx aims to educate the public about the health benefits of nature and increase the amount of time Philadelphia families spend in their local parks. Gail began her career as a field biologist, receiving her M.Sc. in ecology from S.U.N.Y. Syracuse.
      Lisa Serad, MS
      Lisa Serad, MS
      Lisa Serad is the Program Coordinator of the Gerald B. Shreiber Pet Therapy Programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she connects dogs with children who need a dose of laughter and encouragement. In this role, she recruits, screens, and trains therapy dog teams, raises awareness of pet therapy, and oversees the dozens of volunteers who participate in the program. Before coming to CHOP, Lisa held management roles in the real estate, legal, and higher education industries, including at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a pet therapy volunteer and a professional dog trainer for more than 20 years and is a certified therapy dog evaluator. Lisa holds a BA in Communications and an MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote her Master's thesis on applying the animal assisted model to executive coaching.
      Sigrid Veasey , M.D.
      Sigrid Veasey , M.D.
      Dr. Sigrid Veasey is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a physician scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, where she specializes in caring for patients with sleep disorders and oversees a translational research laboratory. Her laboratory focuses on metabolic injury to wake-active neurons and neural injury incurred by sleep loss and sleep disorders. The lab uses a diverse array of molecular and imaging techniques to answer clinically relevant questions in Sleep Medicine: How are wake neurons injured with sleep loss, aging and other metabolic challenges? How does sleep apnea injure neurons? The overreaching goal is towards developing therapies to prevent neural injury and to treat impaired wakefulness.
    • Partners

      Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
      Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      The Schuylkill Center
      The Schuylkill Center
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • 7:30 PM
  • Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!

    Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!

    There are no conspiracy theories at this PSF-edition of Nerd Nite. Join myth busting nerds and examine popular myths and their logical rebuttals. From cryptozoology, to gluten free diets and forensics, see what’s fact and what’s fiction.

    Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!

    Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!

    Wed, Apr 29

    07:30 pm

    Adults

    There are no conspiracy theories at this PSF-edition of Nerd Nite. Join myth busting nerds and examine popular myths and their logical rebuttals. From cryptozoology, to gluten free diets and forensics, see what’s fact and what’s fiction.
    Seats fill up fast so make sure you get there early! Limited advanced tickets available online.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $5.00

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Frankford Hall

      1210 Frankford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Kimberlee Sue Moran
      Kimberlee Sue Moran
      Kimberlee Sue Moran is the Director of the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education based in Willow Grove, PA. She has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002, both in the UK and US. Kimberlee has worked on a number of cases in a range of capacities; she runs training workshops for local law enforcement that include blowing up transit buses and digging up dead animals. Her doctoral research was in the field of ancient fingerprints and her current research is in taphonomy, the process of decomposition. Kimberlee is passionate about outreach and science education and is a regular participant and speaker for the Philadelphia Science Festival working in collaboration with the College of Physicians and the Laurel Hill Cemetery. She is an active member of the Society for American Archaeology, the UK Fingerprint Society, the Association for Women in Forensic Science, and Forensic Archaeology Recovery. She teaches forensic science for Rutgers-Camden and Arcadia University. Kimberlee holds an undergraduate degree in archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters of Science in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.
      Los Festingos
      Los Festingos
      A Festingo: One whom expands the musical universe through creative, humorous, and often outrageous feats of harmonious excellence.
      Ned Gilmore
      Ned Gilmore
      Ned Gilmore is the Collection Manager for Vertebrate Paleontology, Mammalogy and Herpetology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. He has worked for many years on the databases, curation and type studies for these collections. He is especially knowledgeable about the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary fossils of eastern North America; the reptiles and amphibians of eastern North America, and the mammals of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Gilmore also has logged many years delivering outreach programs on these and related fields to the general public.
      Stephanie Moleski, MD
      Stephanie Moleski, MD
      Stephanie Moleski, MD is a board-certified gastroenterologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She specializes in celiac disease, including its effects on women and on fertility. She won the 2012 Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for a paper identifying gender-based differences in gastrointestinal diseases.
    • Partners

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
      Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
      Nerd Nite
      Nerd Nite
      Frankford Hall
      Frankford Hall
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
  • 8:30 AM
  • Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for Grades 6-12

    Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for Grades 6-12

    Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for the middle and high school from a variety of disciplines. For 6-12 teachers.

    Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for Grades 6-12

    Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for Grades 6-12

    Thu, Apr 30

    08:30 am

    Educators

    Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for the middle and high school from a variety of disciplines. For 6-12 teachers.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Rowan University, Robinson Hall, Room 212

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • 9:00 AM
  • Educator Workshop: How People Learn: Understanding the Brain and STEM Learning

    Educator Workshop: How People Learn: Understanding the Brain and STEM Learning

    Become a learning scientist at The Franklin Institute! Explore the Your Brain exhibit and discover key ideas from cognitive science that apply directly to teaching and learning. 

    Educator Workshop: How People Learn: Understanding the Brain and STEM Learning

    Educator Workshop: How People Learn: Understanding the Brain and STEM Learning

    Thu, Apr 30

    09:00 am

    Educators

    Become a learning scientist at The Franklin Institute! Explore the Your Brain exhibit and discover key ideas from cognitive science that apply directly to teaching and learning. Work with cognitive scientists to learn about recent research supporting the importance of spatial thinking in STEM learning. For elementary, middle, and high school educators. Supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute 5th Floor Conference Center

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Kristen Gagnier
      Kristen Gagnier
      Kristen Gagnier, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center at Temple University where her research focuses on how children and adults learn to “think spatially”, and how research on spatial thinking can be used to improve STEM K-16 education. She holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Delaware and a BS in Psychology and Biology from the University of Arizona.
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 3:30 PM
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Lawncrest

    Neighborhood Science After School: Lawncrest

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Lawncrest

    Neighborhood Science After School: Lawncrest

    Thu, Apr 30

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Lawncrest Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      6098 Rising Sun Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19111

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
      Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Oak Lane

    Neighborhood Science After School: Oak Lane

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Neighborhood Science After School: Oak Lane

    Neighborhood Science After School: Oak Lane

    Thu, Apr 30

    03:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs filled with exciting activities, animal encounters, family-friendly experiments, and hands-on demonstrations, for all to enjoy.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Oak Lane Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      6614 North 12th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
      Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
  • Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Kingsessing

    Neighborhood Science Afterschool: Kingsessing

    Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!