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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 21 – April 29, 2017




With over 80 events across greater Philadelphia region, you're sure to find a reason to get nerdy! Most events are free and don't require tickets or registration. Tickets for those that do will go on sale Wednesday, March 8!

Sun, Apr 09 1 Event
Tue, Apr 11 1 Event
Fri, Apr 21 2 Events
Sat, Apr 22 5 Events
  • 11:35 AM
  • Festival Preview: Science at the Ballpark

    Festival Preview: Science at the Ballpark

    The Phillie Phanatic loves science! Join him on Sunday, April 9 to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies as they take on the Washington Nationals. Before the game and throughout the first three innings, explore the first level concourse area just inside the

    Festival Preview: Science at the Ballpark

    Festival Preview: Science at the Ballpark

    Sun, Apr 09

    11:35 am

    The Phillie Phanatic loves science! Join him on Sunday, April 9 to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies as they take on the Washington Nationals. Before the game and throughout the first three innings, explore the first level concourse area just inside the Left Field Gate and take part in some of our favorite science activities. Children are encouraged to visit as many exhibits as possible, and those completing the minimum number of activities will receive a special Philadelphia Science Festival Day notebook. Science and sports – what better way is there to get excited about all that the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival has to offer? Use the code "SCIENCE" for an $8 discount on tickets. Gates open at 11:35 am for activities, game time is at 1:35 pm!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $8 off with the code SCIENCE

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Citizens Bank Park

      1 Citizens Bank Way

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


    • Speakers

      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - How Ready is Your Row Home?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - How Ready is Your Row Home?
      Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center - How Does a Concussion Affect Your Game?
      Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center - How Does a Concussion Affect Your Game?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?
      Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Sports Affect the Body?
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Sports Affect the Body?
      Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School - Are All Baseballs Created Equally?
      Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School - Are All Baseballs Created Equally?
      Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?
      Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Poison Prevention
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Poison Prevention
      University of the Sciences - How Fast Can You Swing a Bat?
      University of the Sciences - How Fast Can You Swing a Bat?
  • 5:30 PM
  • Festival Preview: Geeks Guide to Philly

    Festival Preview: Geeks Guide to Philly

    Whether you are a science and tech nerd or someone who's looking to find a group to hone your skills, there’s much to see and do in Philadelphia’s thriving geek community. Join The Philadelphia Science Festival, Campus Philly, Quorum, and Philly Tech

    Festival Preview: Geeks Guide to Philly

    Festival Preview: Geeks Guide to Philly

    Tue, Apr 11

    5:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Whether you are a science and tech nerd or someone who's looking to find a group to hone your skills, there’s much to see and do in Philadelphia’s thriving geek community. Join The Philadelphia Science Festival, Campus Philly, Quorum, and Philly Tech Week for an evening jam packed with lightning talks on how you can get involved in these unique organizations in Philadelphia. Afterwards, stick around to meet leading regional employers from the region and to tour one of Philly's coolest office spaces–Seer Interactive!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Seer Interactive at Northern Liberties

      1033 North 2nd Street, 2nd Floor

      Philadelphia, PA,

      Directions


    • Partners

      Seer Interactive at Northern Liberties
      Seer Interactive at Northern Liberties
  • 7:00 PM
  • Science After Hours: Prom

    Science After Hours: Prom

    Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequ

    Science After Hours: Prom

    Science After Hours: Prom

    Fri, Apr 21

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequined gown.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $20; $15 for Franklin Institute Members

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - What is it Like to Look After Millions of Mollusks?
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - What is it Like to Look After Millions of Mollusks?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Did Science Influence Your Prom Dress?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Did Science Influence Your Prom Dress?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Dow - Activity Provider
      Dow - Activity Provider
      Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Pennsylvania - Activity Provider
      Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Pennsylvania - Activity Provider
      Eric Stachura - How are Elements Created in the Stars?
      Eric Stachura - How are Elements Created in the Stars?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Is There Science in Music?
      Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Is There Science in Music?
      Penn Museum - Archa-what?
      Penn Museum - Archa-what?
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Our Brains Celebrate the Prom?
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Our Brains Celebrate the Prom?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - What is the difference between "sex" and "gender"?
      The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - What is the difference between "sex" and "gender"?
      The Tesla Science Foundation - Tesla: Past, Present, and Future Traveling Exhibit
      The Tesla Science Foundation - Tesla: Past, Present, and Future Traveling Exhibit
      Thomas Jefferson University - Shrimp Match Making - How Can These Colorful Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Shrimp Match Making - How Can These Colorful Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?
      University of Pennsylvania Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society - How do Super Antibodies Defend Against Infection?
      University of Pennsylvania Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society - How do Super Antibodies Defend Against Infection?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contem

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Fri, Apr 21

    7:00 pm - 09:30 pm

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet. Physics, object oriented ontology, beauty, and essence crystallize in this ambient work for 8 dancers with sonic landscapes by Michael Reiley McDermott. Blurring the line between art and science, this 90-minute work was created in part during a residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, New York, and is the culmination of a physics-based study by an aerospace mechanical engineer and a choreographer.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $18 General Admission; $15 Students/Dance Passholders

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Performance Garage

      1515 Brandywine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
    • Partners

      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Performance Garage
      Performance Garage
  • 10:00 AM
  • Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Sat, Apr 22

    10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and wonders together during this family fun day. All Science in the Park events are FREE!
    In the event of rain, activities will take place in Alumni Hall at the University of the Sciences, Woodland Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Clark Park

      4398 Chester Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania - Do You Know How to Save a Life?
      Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania - Do You Know How to Save a Life?
      Eric Stachura - How are Elements Created in the Stars?
      Eric Stachura - How are Elements Created in the Stars?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Penn Museum - Can Trees Be Calendars?
      Penn Museum - Can Trees Be Calendars?
      Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?
      Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and

    Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Sat, Apr 22

    10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and wonders together during this family fun day. All Science in the Park events are FREE!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

      8480 Hagy's Mill Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
  • 12:00 PM
  • Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Sat, Apr 22

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and wonders together during this family fun day. All Science in the Park events are FREE!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Hunting Park

      900 Hunting Park Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Speakers

      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
  • 4:00 PM
  • Tinker Lab

    Tinker Lab

    Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering the power of your own innovation! Enter the state-of-the-art maker studio at NextFab, and experience how to bring your inventions to life through hands-on activ

    Tinker Lab

    Tinker Lab

    Sat, Apr 22

    4:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering the power of your own innovation! Enter the state-of-the-art maker studio at NextFab, and experience how to bring your inventions to life through hands-on activities and guided projects. Try your hand at 3D printing, circuitry, and laser cutting techniques alongside the experts. Who knows where your next idea may take you?
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      NextFab North

      1227 North 4th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19122

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      NeuroTinker - How Does my Brain Work?
      NeuroTinker - How Does my Brain Work?
  • 7:00 PM
  • Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contem

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Sat, Apr 22

    7:00 pm - 09:30 pm

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet. Physics, object oriented ontology, beauty, and essence crystallize in this ambient work for 8 dancers with sonic landscapes by Michael Reiley McDermott. Blurring the line between art and science, this 90-minute work was created in part during a residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, New York, and is the culmination of a physics-based study by an aerospace mechanical engineer and a choreographer.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $18 General Admission; $15 Students/Dance Passholders

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Performance Garage

      1515 Brandywine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
    • Partners

      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Performance Garage
      Performance Garage
Sun, Apr 23 25 Events
Mon, Apr 24 6 Events
Tue, Apr 25 6 Events
Wed, Apr 26 7 Events
  • 10:00 AM
  • Be a Conservator!

    Be a Conservator!

    Do you have what it takes to preserve archaeology’s greatest treasures? Investigate the science of deterioration and preservation as you participate in hands-on conservation activities alongside Penn Museum conservators.

    Be a Conservator!

    Be a Conservator!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 01:30 pm

    Do you have what it takes to preserve archaeology’s greatest treasures? Find out with a visit to the Penn Museum! Visitors will investigate the science of deterioration and preservation as they participate in hands-on conservation activities alongside REAL Penn Museum conservators! Guests will have the opportunity to witness live conservation in the Museum’s Artifact Lab, where conservators will be available to answer questions from (time TBD).
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with museum admission

    • 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)
  • Be an Innovator!

    Be an Innovator!

    Step into the shoes of groundbreaking innovators like chemist and inventor Stephanie Kwolek, designer extraordinaire Buckminster Fuller, and many others! Learn about these individuals’ lives and discover their work through hands-on, interactive stations

    Be an Innovator!

    Be an Innovator!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Located on Innovation Plaza and alongside the Innovator’s Walk of Fame, the Be an Innovator! program will shine a light on the tradition of discovery and innovation in Greater Philadelphia and the groundbreaking contributions made to the scientific and entrepreneurial communities that have revolutionized the local, regional and global landscape. Participants will step into the shoes of innovators like Stephanie Kwalek, the DuPont chemist and creator of Kevlar, and designer extraordinaire Buckminster Fuller. Participants will learn about these individuals’ lives and discover their work through hands-on, interactive stations and challenges that connect the disciplines of art and science.

    Multiple activity stations will be set up around Innovation Plaza, each with an activity based on a featured idea or innovator. A design challenge using everyday materials will allow participants to discover basic principles of engineering. Participants will also be able to explore the strength of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome by building their own models while comparing the properties of different materials to understand the science behind design. Another interactive station will provide context and allow participants to learn about the lives of the innovators with a fact-finding scavenger hunt around the Innovation Plaza.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Innovation Plaza at uCity Square

      3700 Market Street, Outside

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      University City Science Center
      University City Science Center
  • Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Learn to draw blueprints, design amazing skyscrapers, and build models while working together to assemble an exciting cityscape.

    Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Be a K'Nex Architect - Become an architect for the day! Learn to draw blueprints, design an amazing skyscraper, build an architectural model, and work together to design an amazing city for your towers - all using locally designed and manufactured K'Nex building toys.

    This workshop is appropriate for children in grades 2-6
    All materials are included as part of your registration.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free, registration required

    • Location

      The Center for Architecture Design

      1218 Arch Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Center for Architecture Design
      The Center for Architecture Design
  • Be a Paleontologist!

    Be a Paleontologist!

    Explorers of all ages can dig alongside real scientists for 65-million-year-old fossils, and if you find something, you get to take it home!

    Be a Paleontologist!

    Be a Paleontologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Explore Earth's deep past at the Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University. Explorers of all ages can dig alongside real scientists for 65-million-year-old fossils with their own hands...and take them home! Visitors can also examine Late Cretaceous marine fossils found at this site, including fearsome mosasaurs, 25-foot crocodiles, several species of shark and sea turtles. Talk with Rowan paleontologists about their research into the last days of the dinosaurs and visit the Fossil Park Store. Admission to the event is FREE. Cash-only parking is $10 per vehicle. The Edelman Fossil Park is not yet open to the public for regular tours, so take advantage of this unique opportunity for family scientific discovery! No metal tools are allowed in the quarry, but you may bring plastic shovels and buckets. We also have plastic tools for guests to use. Please bring sun screen and wipes (there are no washing facilities at this time).
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free, $10 cash per car for parking; registration required.

    • Location

      Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University

      625 Woodbury-Glassboro Road

      Sewell, NJ, 08080

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • 11:00 AM
  • Be a Farm Scientist!

    Be a Farm Scientist!

    Join Food Moxie on the Henry Got Crops CSA Farm at Saul High School for some hands-on farming and science activities!

    Be a Farm Scientist!

    Be a Farm Scientist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Join Food Moxie on the Henry Got Crops CSA Farm at Saul High School for some hands-on farming and science activities! Close toe shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirts are encouraged.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Henry Got Crops! CSA at Saul High School

      7095 Henry Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


    • Partners

      Saul Agricultural High School
      Saul Agricultural High School
      Food Moxie
      Food Moxie
  • Be an Ecologist!

    Be an Ecologist!

    Collect water samples directly from the Delaware River, get your hands messy in the mud, study organisms under a microscope and see a catfish dissection. Ecologists can get dirty, so dress for a mess!

    Be an Ecologist!

    Be an Ecologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Collect water samples directly from the Delaware River, get your hands messy in the mud, study organisms under a microscope and see a catfish dissection. Ecologists can get dirty, so dress for a mess!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with museum admission

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
  • Be a Pennovator!

    Be a Pennovator!

    Want to find out what it takes to be an innovator? The University of Pennsylvania opens the doors of the Pennovation Center, Philadelphia’s hub for Penn Engineering robotics research and entrepreneurial initiatives, to robotics, engineering, technology,

    Be a Pennovator!

    Be a Pennovator!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Want to find out what it takes to be an innovator? The University of Pennsylvania opens the doors of the Pennovation Center, Philadelphia’s hub for Penn Engineering robotics research and entrepreneurial initiatives, to robotics, engineering, technology, and innovation enthusiasts ages 5 to 105 for a day full of demonstrations, innovation talks, and hands-on activities. Program robots, solve challenges, and innovate the future. Learn how to put your ideas to work! Pre-registration is required for full participation. Registration will open on March 1.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free, registration required

    • Location

      Pennovation Center

      3401 Grays Ferry Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19146

      Directions


    • Partners

      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • Be a Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Be a Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Help a patient in their recovery process as part of a health care team! You get to decide which member of the team you will be–the choice is up to you!

    Be a Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Be a Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Help a patient in their recovery process as part of a health care team! You get to decide which member of the team you will be–the choice is up to you!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      University of the Sciences Integrated Professional Education Complex

      4306 Woodland Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
  • Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Ever wonder how a can of spray paint works? Why a marker writes? How lift machinery operates? Join Mural Arts Philadelphia and explore the mechanics behind the mural masterpieces that light up the walls of our city.

    Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am

    To: Mon, Apr 24 2:00 pm

    We'll have arts activities for the children to participate and are searching for a partner to help highlight some of the technological advancements that make mural painting possible. We'd like to highlight the aerosol can and how it works, but also motorized lifts, projectors, and other technology that makes painting a mural easier/possible.
    We'll also use some tricks to show kids how they can spray paint perfect circles and other shapes [with spray chalk--not paint].
    Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center

      1727-29 Mt Vernon Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Partners

      Mural Arts Philadelphia
      Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • 12:00 PM
  • Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Visit the Mount Laurel campus for a day exploding with STEM exploration. See the space station via virtual reality, investigate a crime scene for evidence, learn about blood typing, gain a deeper understanding of what you eat, use mathematics and data to

    Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Visit the Mount Laurel campus for a day exploding with STEM exploration. See the space station via virtual reality, investigate a crime scene for evidence, learn about blood typing, gain a deeper understanding of what you eat, use mathematics and data to discover the evolution of measurements, enjoy drone flying, robot fighting, and toy car racing!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan College at Burlington County

      900 College Circle

      Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan College at Burlington County
      Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Be a Marine Biologist!

    Be a Marine Biologist!

    Dive into ocean life at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Temple biologists and other special guests will reveal the wonders of ocean organisms with a focus on the importance of coral reef ecosystems.

    Be a Marine Biologist!

    Be a Marine Biologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Dive into ocean life at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Temple biologists and other special guests will reveal the wonders of ocean organisms with a focus on the importance of coral reef ecosystems.
    • 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
  • Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Learn what it's like to be an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visit a high-tech, sound proof room, measure the volume of your music, and learn how your ears help guide you through the world.

    Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Learn what it's like to be an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visit a high-tech, sound proof room, measure the volume of your music, and learn how your ears help guide you through the world.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

      3500 Civic Center Blvd, 5th Floor

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Be an Engineer!

    Be an Engineer!

    Learn how engineers find solutions to problems and use these skills to build your own designs to solve challenges. You’ll work alongside engineering students from Philadelphia University to design and build your own engineering creations.

    Be an Engineer!

    Be an Engineer!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Learn how engineers find solutions to problems and use these skills to build your own designs to solve challenges. You’ll work alongside engineering students from Philadelphia University to design and build your own engineering creations.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia University

      4201 Henry Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia University
      Philadelphia University
  • Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Find out what it’s like to be an early 19th century doctor in a real surgical amphitheater and learn about medicinal plants in the hospital’s Physic Garden.

    Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Find out what it’s like to be an early 19th century doctor in a real surgical amphitheater and learn about medicinal plants in the hospital’s Physic Garden.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Pennsylvania Hospital

      800 Spruce Street - Enter at the Archway on 8th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      Pennsylvania Hospital
      Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Go behind the scenes at Jefferson to witness healthcare professionals and medical technology in action. Role play being a doctor or a nurse at our teddy bear clinic, visit a simulation operating room, learn how medical imaging reveals the inner working of

    Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Go behind the scenes at Jefferson to witness healthcare professionals and medical technology in action. Role play being a doctor or a nurse at our teddy bear clinic, visit a simulation operating room, learn how medical imaging reveals the inner working of our bodies, and experience many other hands-on, family-friendly activities designed to expose you to the fields of medicine, health professions, and biomedical research. Children are welcome to bring their stuffed animals.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building

      1001 Locust Street

      Philadelphia , PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
  • Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Did you know scientists need your help to learn about and protect bees? Learn how to track honey bees, recognize when a bee has been infected by a deadly Zombie Fly, map sites of ground-nesting bees and more!

    Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Did you know scientists need your help to learn about and protect bees? Learn how to track honey bees, recognize when a bee has been infected by a deadly Zombie Fly, map sites of ground-nesting bees and more!

    Dress for the weather.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm

      6026 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      SciStarter
      SciStarter
      Philadelphia Bee Company
      Philadelphia Bee Company
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
  • Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Get a rare inside look behind the hospital curtains of one of the area’s leading hospitals for children! In an exclusive interactive event, guests will have the chance to tour Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art surgical facilitie

    Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Get a rare inside look behind the hospital curtains of one of the area’s leading hospitals for children! In an exclusive interactive event, guests will have the chance to tour Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art surgical facilities where hundreds of children’s lives are saved every day. Plus, learn what it means to be on a surgical team from the experts themselves through one-on-one interactions, special science games, and fun crafts.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

      3401 Civic Center Boulevard

      Philadelphia , PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 1:00 PM
  • Be a Food Psychologist!

    Be a Food Psychologist!

    Why do we crave some foods, but fear others? Learn how taste, smell, memory, and emotion all work together to make us eat the foods we do. Test your levels of chocolate craving or desire to eat strange foods, and parents can ask questions about food neoph

    Be a Food Psychologist!

    Be a Food Psychologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Why do we crave some foods, but fear others? Learn how taste, smell, memory, and emotion all work together to make us eat the foods we do. Test your levels of chocolate craving or desire to eat strange foods, and parents can ask questions about food neophobia (picky eating).
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Greensgrow Community Kitchen

      2139 East Cumberland Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


    • Partners

      Greensgrow Farms
      Greensgrow Farms
      Hungry Education
      Hungry Education
  • Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Join Rowan University students, faculty, and staff for a day filled with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Explore the science of sport and body movement, learn which numbers always surround you, catch a planetarium show, gaze safely at the

    Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Join Rowan University students, faculty, and staff for a day filled with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Explore the science of sport and body movement, learn which numbers always surround you, catch a planetarium show, gaze safely at the sun, visit the Virtual Reality Center, and participate in numerous hands-on science activities for the entire family!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan University

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Rowan University - Are You a Budding Scientist?
      Rowan University - Are You a Budding Scientist?
      Rowan University - Astronaut Planetarium Show
      Rowan University - Astronaut Planetarium Show
      Rowan University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Rowan University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Rowan University - STEAM Obstacle Course
      Rowan University - STEAM Obstacle Course
      Rowan University - Virtual Reality Cave
      Rowan University - Virtual Reality Cave
    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergenc

    Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergencies and visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Abington Hospital, Lenfest Pavilion Frobese Conference Center

      1200 Old York Road

      Abington, PA, 19001

      Directions


    • Partners

      Abington Hospital
      Abington Hospital
  • Be an H2O-ologist!

    Be an H2O-ologist!

    The earth is covered in water from big oceans to small ponds. We need it to cook, shower, drink, and much more. Put on a lab coat and explore how water impacts both the animal and human communities of the Delaware River.

    Be an H2O-ologist!

    Be an H2O-ologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    The earth is covered in water from big oceans to small ponds. We need it to cook, shower, drink, and much more. Put on a lab coat and explore how water impacts both the animal and human communities of the Delaware River. Attendees will make a lab coat (out of a trash bag), use red cabbage as a pH indicator, explore how waterfowl feathers stay dry (water and oil experiment), sink/float experiments and make their own aluminum boats.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Pier 68 Philadelphia Waterfront

      1751 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard - at the end of Pier 70 Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


    • Partners

      Natural Lands Trust
      Natural Lands Trust
      Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
      Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergenc

    Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergencies and visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Aria Health System

      , ,

      Directions


    • Partners

      Aria Health System
      Aria Health System
  • 2:00 PM
  • Fishtown Science Crawl

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations, and awe-inspiring activities at all of Fishtown’s most popular venues, this is the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever g

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sun, Apr 23

    2:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations, and awe-inspiring activities at all of Fishtown’s most popular venues, this is the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever go on. So, raise a pint in the name of science and buckle up for the most mind blowing brunch you’ll ever have!

    Locations include:
    Barcade |1114 Frankford Ave (21+)

    Bottle Bar | 1308 Frankford Avenue

    Fette Sau | 1208 Frankford Avenue

    Frankford Hall | 1210 Frankford Avenue

    Front Street Cafe l 1253 North Front Street

    Garage | 100 East Girard Avenue (21+)

    Kensington Quarters | 1335 Frankford Avenue

    La Columbe | 1335 Frankford Avenue

    Pennsylvania SPCA Fishtown Center | 1546 Frankford Avenue
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free to attend, $5 wristband for happy hour prices at all venues

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Frankford Hall

      1210 Frankford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Black Tribbles - So You Think You Can Superhero?
      Black Tribbles - So You Think You Can Superhero?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - What are Genetic Counselors?
      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - What are Genetic Counselors?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Penn Museum - Activity Provider
      Penn Museum - Activity Provider
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of the Sciences - Can We Implode a Stainless Steel Fermenter?
      University of the Sciences - Can We Implode a Stainless Steel Fermenter?
    • Partners

      Frankford Hall
      Frankford Hall
      Fette Sau BBQ
      Fette Sau BBQ
      Bottle Bar East
      Bottle Bar East
      Kensington Quarters
      Kensington Quarters
      LaColombe
      LaColombe
      Front Street Cafe
      Front Street Cafe
      Barcade
      Barcade
      Pennsylvania SPCA
      Pennsylvania SPCA
      Garage North
      Garage North
  • Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Meet an aquatic scientist, ask questions, and explore how the mighty freshwater mussel is attracting attention for its ability to filter water naturally. See how they grow and learn about the role they play in our river ecology at the new demonstration mu

    Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    2:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Meet an aquatic scientist, ask questions, and explore how the mighty freshwater mussel is attracting attention for its ability to filter water naturally. See how they grow and learn about the role they play in our river ecology at the new demonstration mussel hatchery.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Fairmount Water Works

      640 Waterworks Drive

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Partners

      Fairmount Water Works
      Fairmount Water Works
  • 2:30 PM
  • Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Forensics meets fun in this murder mystery party at the Mutter Museum. Uncover clues, analyze evidence, and crack codes alongside real forensics experts and find out if you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator.

    Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Sun, Apr 23

    2:30 pm - 06:30 pm

    Forensics meets fun in this murder mystery party at the Mutter Museum. Uncover clues, analyze evidence, and crack codes alongside real forensics experts and find out if you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $50 general admission; $40 with valid student ID; $35 for College Fellows and Mütter Museum Members

    • Location

      Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

      19 South 22nd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      Mutter Museum
      Mutter Museum
  • 3:30 PM
  • Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia City Institute Library

      1905 Locust St

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Penn Museum - What in the World?
      Penn Museum - What in the World?
      The Monell Center - What Does Your Noseprint Look Like?
      The Monell Center - What Does Your Noseprint Look Like?
      Thomas Jefferson - What is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson - What is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
  • Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Ramonita de Rodriguez Library

      600 West Girard Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Mural Arts Philadelphia - Activity Provider
      Mural Arts Philadelphia - Activity Provider
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates with the Body?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      Wagner Free Institute of Science - Whose Beak is it Anyway?
      Wagner Free Institute of Science - Whose Beak is it Anyway?
  • Richmond Library

    Richmond Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Richmond Library

    Richmond Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Richmond Library

      2987 Almond Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19134

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - What do Engineers do?
      Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - What do Engineers do?
  • Torresdale Library

    Torresdale Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Torresdale Library

    Torresdale Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Torresdale Library

      3079 Holme Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19135

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?
      Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?
      Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?
  • 6:00 PM
  • Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore debunked theories that were once accepted as reality in the scientific world. Five speakers will dive into beliefs that clouded scientific reasoning throughout history. Guests will be able to rate

    Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Mon, Apr 24

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore debunked theories that were once accepted as reality in the scientific world. Five speakers will dive into beliefs that clouded scientific reasoning throughout history. Guests will be able to rate the most outrageous stories, question reality, and raise a glass to the all too human response of accepting things at face value.

    Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions:
    • Academy of Natural Sciences
    • American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum
    • Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)
    • Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    • Wagner Free Institute of Science
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      National Mechanics

      22 South 3rd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Partners

      National Mechanics
      National Mechanics
  • 6:30 PM
  • Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite beverage: rum! Tickle your taste buds with tinctures and savor the science of spices as you learn the do’s and don’ts of distilling rum from head to tai

    Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Mon, Apr 24

    6:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite beverage: rum! Tickle your taste buds with tinctures and savor the science of spices as you learn the do’s and don’ts of distilling rum from head to tail. The proof is in the pour: this program will make you an expert on anything rum.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $20

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Anthony Barrel Company - Barrel Assembly, Barrel Charring
      Anthony Barrel Company - Barrel Assembly, Barrel Charring
    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
  • 3:30 PM
  • David Cohen Ogontz Library

    David Cohen Ogontz Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    David Cohen Ogontz Library

    David Cohen Ogontz Library

    Tue, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      David Cohen Ogontz Library

      6017 Ogontz Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19141

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium - Can You Be A Beach Detective?
      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium - Can You Be A Beach Detective?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
  • Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Tue, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Falls of Schuylkill Library

      3501 Midvale Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19129

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) - What Can Flies Teach Us About Science?
      Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) - What Can Flies Teach Us About Science?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Is Fish Poop the Future of Our Food?
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Is Fish Poop the Future of Our Food?
      Schuylkill Center - How Can You Help Wildlife?
      Schuylkill Center - How Can You Help Wildlife?
  • Kingsessing Library

    Kingsessing Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Kingsessing Library

    Kingsessing Library

    Tue, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Kingsessing Library

      1201 S. 51st St.

      Philadelphia, PA, 19143

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Pennsylvania SPCA - Why is Spay/Neuter Important for Our Community Pets?
      Pennsylvania SPCA - Why is Spay/Neuter Important for Our Community Pets?
      University of the Sciences - How Will It Change?
      University of the Sciences - How Will It Change?
  • 6:30 PM
  • Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    See if you can determine fact from fiction in this engaging program all about the science of deception. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most convincing tricks as you uncover the secret science behind artificial sweeteners, animal mimicry, artistic f

    Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Tue, Apr 25

    6:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    See if you can determine fact from fiction in this engaging program all about the science of deception. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most convincing tricks as you uncover the secret science behind artificial sweeteners, animal mimicry, artistic forgeries, and more!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $5 presale, $10 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Chemical Heritage Foundation

      315 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Brian Baade
      Brian Baade
      Brian Baade is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware, where he also received his Masters of Science. His interests include art conservation, painting conservation, and technical art history. One of his pigments that was used in a study was made from cow urine.
      Greg Cowper
      Greg Cowper
      Greg Cowper is an entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences. His interests include biodiversity, museums and society, the insects of Philadelphia, and the intersection between art and science. His research interests involve the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Heteroptera, or the “True Bugs.”
      Karen Yee
      Karen Yee
      Karen Yee is a Research Associate at Monell University. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her PhD in Physiology. Her interests included chemical senses (taste and olfaction), cellular mechanisms, and histology. “But mom there's an actual scientific reason why I don't like brussel sprouts or bitter melon!”
      Robert Kurzban
      Robert Kurzban
      Robert Kurzban is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his PhD in Psychology. His interests include evolutionary biology, cognitive science, behavioral economics, public administration, morality, cooperation, friendship, mating, and emotions. Robert is curious about why “victimless crimes” exist in our society today.
    • Partners

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Monell Center
      Monell Center
      Monell Chemical Senses Center
      University of Delaware
      University of Delaware
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • 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. Led by R2L’s pastry chef Peter Scarola and The Franklin Institute’s residen

    Cookie Lab

    Cookie Lab

    Tue, Apr 25

    6:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    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. Led by R2L’s pastry chef Peter Scarola and The Franklin Institute’s resident food scientist, Shanna Caster, attendees are able to enter the Cookie Lab to bake, dissect, and taste how one little recipe adjustment can make a big difference to the quality of a cookie! The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center serves as the Cookie Lab as we explore—and taste—the science of baking.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $30

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    • 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 Executive Pastry Chef at R2L restaurant. He earned his Bachelor's in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. His interests include baking, pastry making, and chocolate. Peter reveals that the most interesting place that he has been for his work is to cocoa plantations of Peru. .
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster is the Public Programs Manager at The Franklin Institute. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her interests include chemistry and kitchen science. Shanna’s team is in charge of blowing stuff up for educational purposes. And for fun.
    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      R2L Restaurant
      R2L Restaurant
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

    A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex reactions abound when we stimulate the senses. Join us for an exhilarating, wide-ranging exploration of sensory overload—from psychedelic hallucinations to being

    Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

    Tue, Apr 25

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex reactions abound when we stimulate the senses. Join us for an exhilarating, wide-ranging exploration of sensory overload—from psychedelic hallucinations to being “drunk in love.” With a different Yards brew paired with each topic, this evening is sure to be one full of dizzying delight.Talks begin at 8 pm!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $20

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    • Location

      Yards Brewing Company

      901 North Delaware Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Carlo Siracusa
      Carlo Siracusa
      Carlo Siracusa is a board certified veterinarian, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, and the Director of the Behavior Service at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also did his residency. He earned his Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Messina in Italy and his PhD at Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. His interests include animal behavior, animal stress and welfare, and behavior problems of small animals. Carlo finds it amazing to see how often people often misunderstand the behavior of their pets.
      Frank Wartinger
      Frank Wartinger
      Frank Wartinger is an audiologist at Earmark Hearing Conservation. He studied at Salus University, where he earned his Doctor of Audiology degree. His interests include diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologic service in the pediatric population. Hearing conservation and healthy hearing community education are also his interests, due to his background in music production and performance. Frank has realized, from exploring public perception and individual behaviors regarding music, sound, and noise exposure, that people like loud sounds but often aren't aware of how to enjoy them in a responsible and sustaining manner.
      Nathan T. Fried
      Nathan T. Fried
      Nathan Fried is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors in Biology and Mathematics from Drexel University and his PhD in Neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. He is most interested in the neuroscience of sensory sight systems, including sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. He is currently focusing on understanding the circuits that transmit pain and touch up through the spinal cord and into the brain’s emotional processing centers with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain. Nathan learned to handle a large sailing vessel and set out across the Sargasso Sea for a two month voyage collecting samples of lantern fish that glow in the dark.
    • Partners

      Yards Brewing Company
      Yards Brewing Company
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • 10:30 AM
  • Science Storytime

    Science Storytime

    A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to develop an inquisitive approach to the world through movement, dance, and joint discoveries. Read, ask questions, and celebrate creative thinking as you begin t

    Science Storytime

    Science Storytime

    Wed, Apr 26

    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to develop an inquisitive approach to the world through movement, dance, and joint discoveries. Read, ask questions, and celebrate creative thinking as you begin to ignite the spark of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in your child.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free; Donations accepted

    • Location

      Smith Memorial Playground

      3500 Reservoir Drive

      Philadelphia, PA , 19121

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Story Time with Marty the Moose
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Story Time with Marty the Moose
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
  • 3:30 PM
  • Charles Santore Library

    Charles Santore Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Charles Santore Library

    Charles Santore Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Charles Santore Library

      932 South 7th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19147

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Do We Clean-up Toxic Waste?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Do We Clean-up Toxic Waste?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Independence Seaport Museum - What Lies Beneath the Sea?
      Independence Seaport Museum - What Lies Beneath the Sea?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • Wynnefield Library

    Wynnefield Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Wynnefield Library

    Wynnefield Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wynnefield Library

      5325 Overbrook Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19131

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Professional Development Dimensions - Sweep It Away: How do You Clean-up an Environmental Beach Spill?
      Professional Development Dimensions - Sweep It Away: How do You Clean-up an Environmental Beach Spill?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside A Computer?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside A Computer?
  • Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Joseph E. Coleman Library

      68 W. Chelten Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - How Can Gravity Power a Car?
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - How Can Gravity Power a Car?
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Healthy You
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Healthy You
  • Greater Olney Library

    Greater Olney Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Greater Olney Library

    Greater Olney Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Greater Olney Library

      5501 North 5th Street

      Philadelphia , PA, 19120-2805

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
  • Independence Library

    Independence Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Independence Library

    Independence Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Independence Library

      18 South 7th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
  • 6:30 PM
  • Geek Out Gameshow!

    Geek Out Gameshow!

    Join us for the funniest and most fascinating quiz show around, as the Philadelphia Science Festival tests YOU on the world’s most recent and relevant scientific discoveries. With the help from local scientists, see if you can break down the breaking ne

    Geek Out Gameshow!

    Geek Out Gameshow!

    Wed, Apr 26

    6:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Join us for the funniest and most fascinating quiz show around, as the Philadelphia Science Festival tests YOU on the world’s most recent and relevant scientific discoveries. With the help from local scientists, see if you can break down the breaking news in this wacky game show-style setting!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $5 presale; $10 at the door; $50 VIP Ticket

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    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
Thu, Apr 27 7 Events
Fri, Apr 28 24 Events
Sat, Apr 29 1 Event
  • 10:00 AM
  • Science in the National Park

    Science in the National Park

    Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence National Historical Park for a day full of FREE hands-on activities in the birthplace of America.

    Science in the National Park

    Science in the National Park

    Thu, Apr 27

    10:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence National Historical Park for a day full of FREE hands-on activities in the birthplace of America. Free buses may be available for Philadelphia 4th grade classes! Email everykidinapark@nps.gov for more information!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free; Free buses may be available for Philadelphia 4th grade classes!

    • Location

      Franklin Court

      322 Market Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19139

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Audubon Pennsylvania - Whose Feather is it?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Whose Feather is it?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation, 4Youth Productions - How can we be friendlier to the environment?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation, 4Youth Productions - How can we be friendlier to the environment?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways To Go Outdoors?
      Thomas Jefferson - What is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson - What is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What do President Thomas Jefferson and the Prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth Have in Common?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What do President Thomas Jefferson and the Prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth Have in Common?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • 3:30 PM
  • Queen Memorial Library

    Queen Memorial Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Queen Memorial Library

    Queen Memorial Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Queen Memorial Library

      1201 S 23rd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19146

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Scribble Bots
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      The Wistar Institute - Activity Provider
      The Wistar Institute - Activity Provider
  • Overbrook Park Library

    Overbrook Park Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Overbrook Park Library

    Overbrook Park Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Overbrook Park Library

      7422 Haverford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19151

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make A Circuit?
      Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make A Circuit?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • Northeast Regional Library

    Northeast Regional Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Northeast Regional Library

    Northeast Regional Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Northeast Regional Library

      2228 Cottman Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19149

      Directions


    • Speakers

      TechGirlz - What's Inside A Computer?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside A Computer?
  • Paschalville Library

    Paschalville Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Paschalville Library

    Paschalville Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Paschalville Library

      6942 Woodland Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19142

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
      Little Town Robotics Academy - Activity Provider
  • 6:30 PM
  • Life on Mars

    Life on Mars

    Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for one-way missions to the red planet, scheduled to start in 2026. Last year, millions were enthralled by fictional astronaut Mark Watney's not-nearly-as-improbable

    Life on Mars

    Life on Mars

    Thu, Apr 27

    6:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for one-way missions to the red planet, scheduled to start in 2026. Last year, millions were enthralled by fictional astronaut Mark Watney's not-nearly-as-improbable-as-you-may-think Mars survival story in The Martian. With recent discoveries of water there, these predictions and fantasies seem like more of a reality than ever before. Will we see the first humans on Mars in our lifetimes? What does all this Mars chatter really mean? Join The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts for a series of fast-paced and engaging flash talks exploring the topic of the mysterious red planet, what we know, and what we may find in the future.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $5 presale; $10 at the door; $50 VIP Ticket

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    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      David Dinges, PhD
      David Dinges, PhD
      Dr. David Dinges is the Chief for the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and the Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Physiological Psychology from Saint Louis University. His primary focus is on identifying the manner in which sleep need and circadian biology interact to influence wakefulness and neurobehavioral, cognitive, affective and physiological functions (immune, inflammatory, endocrine, metabolic, genetic). David has conducted studies on the International Space Station, as well as different space analog environments, such as Mars 500, NEEMO, and HERA.
      George Brainard, PhD
      George Brainard, PhD
      Dr. George Brainard is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He earned his PhD in Anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is interested on the effects of light on human circadian, neuroendocrine, and neurobehavioral regulation. He is also conducting research on a subset of the ground crew for the Mars Phoenix Lander mission and in development and testing of solid state lighting for improving sleep in astronauts on the International Space Station. As a teenager, George was interested in how light regulates the pineal gland, and built and launched small rockets. These interests continue to play a role in his career today.
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Temple University
      Temple University
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • 9:00 PM
  • Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program returns! In a provocative presentation, explore the science behind sexual health and reproduction you DIDN’T learn in Sex Ed, and uncover why your brain

    Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Thu, Apr 27

    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program returns! In a provocative presentation, explore the science behind sexual health and reproduction you DIDN’T learn in Sex Ed, and uncover why your brain is the biggest sex organ in your body.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $10 presale; $15 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Ruba Club Studios

      416 Green Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Craig Bruns
      Craig Bruns
      Craig Bruns is the Chief Curator at the Independence Seaport Museum. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art. He has become well versed in the history and maritime traditions of the port of Philadelphia and how they have influenced the life of the city. Craig finds it interesting that the 19th century sailor would often carve buttons from the discarded rinds of cheese.
      Dr. Timaree Schmit
      Dr. Timaree Schmit
      Dr. Timaree Schmit is a sexuality educator, who has a sex podcast called “Sex with Timaree”. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Dr. Schmit says that people she meets in elevators tell her things they won’t tell their partner of 30 years.
      Marc Schmidt
      Marc Schmidt
      Marc Schmidt is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned is Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD from Colorado State University. His postdoctoral studies were completed at the California Institute of Technology. His interests include the neurobiology of vocal production and the perception on songbirds. He has recently begun study in neural circuitry underlying mate preference and copulatory display in the brown-headed cowbird. Marc finds it interesting that birds seem to use the same circuits in the brain for singing as they do to control sex.
      Marina Haynes
      Marina Haynes
      Marina Haynes is the curator of KidZooU, primates and smalls mammals, at the Philadelphia Zoo. She earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science at the University of Delaware and her Masters in Animal Behavior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies the animals and humans, observing and interpreting their behavior. Marina has taken teenagers from the Zoo's youth program to Africa to see wild animals 7 times and she thinks the real wild animals were the teens!
      Michael Platt
      Michael Platt
      Michael Platt is the James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. There is a plaque in the Museum of Sex in New York City commemorating the University of Pennsylvania's work on "monkey pay per view".
      Paul Taylor
      Paul Taylor
      Paul Taylor is a member of the Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Show and the Community Outreach Manager. He earned his Bachelor's from Temple University and his Masters of Theater from Villanova University. Paul has performed in China, Singapore, Germany, and Trinidad.
    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
      Philadelphia Zoo
      Philadelphia Zoo
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      Sex with Timaree
      Sex with Timaree
      Ruba Club Studios
      Ruba Club Studios
  • 7:30 PM
  • Esperanza Star Party

    Esperanza Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Esperanza Star Party

    Esperanza Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Esperanza College

      4261 North 5th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Partners

      Esperanza College
      Esperanza College
  • Haverford College Star Party

    Haverford College Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Haverford College Star Party

    Haverford College Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Haverford College, Strawbridge Observatory

      370 Lancaster Avenue

      Haverford, PA, 19041

      Directions


    • Partners

      Haverford College
      Haverford College
  • Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

      8301 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19118

      Directions


    • Partners

      Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
      Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
  • Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: 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
  • USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

      8601 Lindbergh Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19153

      Directions


    • Partners

      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
  • Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan College at Burlington County

      900 College Circle

      Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan College at Burlington County
      Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Rowan University Star Party

    Rowan University Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Rowan University Star Party

    Rowan University Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan University

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial  Star Party

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial  Star Party

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

      100 Clinton Street

      Camden, NJ, 08103

      Directions


    • Partners

      Battleship New Jersey
      Battleship New Jersey
  • Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School  Star Party

    Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School  Star Party

    Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: 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
  • Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Jay Cooke Middle School

      1300 W Loudon Street

      Philadelphia, PA,

      Directions


    • Partners

      Indochinese American Council
      Indochinese American Council
      Jay Cooke Middle School
      Jay Cooke Middle School
  • Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Timber Creek Park

      Chews Landing Road & Summerdale Road

      Blackwood, NJ, 08012

      Directions


    • Partners

      Wow! Science Camp
      Wow! Science Camp
  • South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Di Silvestro Playground

      1701 S 15th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19145

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center
      South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center
  • Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • 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
  • Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Historic Fair Hill

      2901 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19133

      Directions


    • Partners

      Historic Fair Hill
      Historic Fair Hill
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Laurel Hill Cemetery

      3822 Ridge Avenue - Depart from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance

      Philadelphia, PA, 19132

      Directions


    • Partners

      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      St. James School
      St. James School
  • MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      MaST Community Charter School

      1800 Byberry Rd.

      Philadelphia, PA , 19116

      Directions


    • Partners

      MaST Charter School
      MaST Charter School
  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center

      1950 Spring Mill Road

      Gladwyne, PA, 19035

      Directions


    • Partners

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
  • Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • 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
  • Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Thomas Jefferson University, Lubert Plaza

      At the corner of 10th and Locust Streets

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Partners

      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Starr Garden
      Starr Garden
  • The Lenfest Center Star Party

    The Lenfest Center Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    The Lenfest Center Star Party

    The Lenfest Center Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Lenfest Center

      3890 N. 10th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Partners

      Lenfest
      Lenfest
  • West Chester University Star Party

    West Chester University Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    West Chester University Star Party

    West Chester University Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      West Chester University of Pennsylvania South Campus

      844 South New Street

      West Chester, PA, 19383

      Directions


    • Partners

      West Chester University
      West Chester University
  • West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • 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
  • Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Awbury Arboretum

      1 Awbury Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Partners

      Awbury Arboretum
      Awbury Arboretum
      Falomi Club/Camp Fire
      Falomi Club/Camp Fire
  • Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Global Leadership Academy

      4601 West Girard Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA , 19131

      Directions


    • Partners

      Global Leadership Academy
      Global Leadership Academy
  • 10:00 AM
  • Science Carnival at Penn's Landing

    Science Carnival at Penn's Landing

    The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the whole fa

    Science Carnival at Penn's Landing

    Science Carnival at Penn's Landing

    Sat, Apr 29

    10:00 am - 04:00 pm

    The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the whole family. You’ve never experienced science like this!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

      101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions