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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 20–April 28, 2018



Our planning for 2018 is underway! Check back in early March for a full calendar of events!

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Fri, Apr 20 2 Events
Sat, Apr 21 5 Events
Sun, Apr 22 7 Events
Mon, Apr 23 3 Events
  • 12:00 AM
  • Citywide Star Party

    Citywide Star Party

    People all across the Delaware Valley turn their eyes to the skies for a one-night-only citywide celebration of the cosmos!

    Citywide Star Party

    Citywide Star Party

    Fri, Apr 20

    12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Adults

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    People all across the Delaware Valley turn their eyes to the skies for a one-night-only citywide celebration of the cosmos!  Join your friends and neighbors to stare at the stars, contemplate the constellations, and be amazed by astronomy—right in your own backyard. Local astronomers will bring dozens of telescopes to more than 20 stargazing sites across the region to educate and inspire us all to better understand our universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

  • 6:00 PM
  • Philly Science Spotlight

    Philly Science Spotlight

    Did you know that the Delaware Valley boasts a diverse array of scientific researchers who are breaking ground in their fields and unlocking the mysteries of our world?

    Philly Science Spotlight

    Philly Science Spotlight

    Fri, Apr 20

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Did you know that the Delaware Valley boasts a diverse array of scientific researchers who are breaking ground in their fields and unlocking the mysteries of our world? Join us for a series of flash talks hosted by The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das, featuring several of the area’s leading researchers and learn about the cutting-edge discoveries that are happening in the City of Brotherly Love.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $5.00

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


  • 10:00 AM
  • NATUREPALOOZA: A Family Earth Day Celebration

    NATUREPALOOZA: A Family Earth Day Celebration

    This year marks the Schuylkill Center’s Year of Water.  Help us celebrate all things water through science and environmental art activities, hikes, and crafts.

    NATUREPALOOZA: A Family Earth Day Celebration

    NATUREPALOOZA: A Family Earth Day Celebration

    Sat, Apr 21

    10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Adults

    Educators

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    Students

    This year marks the Schuylkill Center’s Year of Water.  Help us celebrate all things water through science and environmental art activities, hikes, and crafts. We'll also have dancing, food trucks, live animal shows, and even a fort-building competition.


    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

      8480 Hagy's Mill Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


  • 11:30 AM
  • Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Hungry Education, in partnership with the Reading Terminal Market and The Franklin Institute, invite local families to join us for a day of delicious discovery!

    Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Sat, Apr 21

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Adults

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    Students

    Hungry Education, in partnership with the Reading Terminal Market and The Franklin Institute, invite local families to join us for a day of delicious discovery! Take part in fun and engaging hands-on activities led by the entertaining educators from The Franklin Institute, and see if you can complete an interactive scavenger hunt to discover the science behind the market and its many merchants. Sometimes it is fun to “see how the sausage gets made”!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

      51 North 12th Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

      Directions


  • 12:00 PM
  • Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Who says science, technology, engineering, and math can’t sometimes be a “walk in the park”?

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Sat, Apr 21

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Adults

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    Who says science, technology, engineering, and math can’t sometimes be a “walk in the park”? Let us inspire and excite your family with all the wonder that discovery can bring through a day of hands-on activities in two of the city’s most beloved parks. Teach your kids the fundamentals of curiosity and experimentation as the community comes together to delight in the science that surrounds us every day.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Hunting Park

      900 Hunting Park Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


  • Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Who says science, technology, engineering, and math can’t sometimes be a “walk in the park”?

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Sat, Apr 21

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Adults

    Educators

    Families

    Students

    Who says science, technology, engineering, and math can’t sometimes be a “walk in the park”? Let us inspire and excite your family with all the wonder that discovery can bring through a day of hands-on activities in two of the city’s most beloved parks. Teach your kids the fundamentals of curiosity and experimentation as the community comes together to delight in the science that surrounds us every day.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Clark Park

      4398 Chester Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


  • 6:00 PM
  • Patent Pending: Make Your Way to the Top

    Patent Pending: Make Your Way to the Top

    Let your imagination take the driver’s seat in this evening encouraging adults 21+ to make, build, and design.

    Patent Pending: Make Your Way to the Top

    Patent Pending: Make Your Way to the Top

    Sat, Apr 21

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Adults

    Let your imagination take the driver’s seat in this evening encouraging adults 21+ to make, build, and design. Presented by the American Philosophical Society and NextFab, this program will help you to unlock your inner inventor. Learn about the practicalities of patents from a noted inventor, and try your hand at winning a unique design challenge, all while you sip on a tasty beverage!
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $10.00 21+

    • Location

      NextFab Studio

      2025 Washington Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19146

      Directions


  • 12:00 AM
  • Be a Scientist

    Be a Scientist

    Step into the “labs” of the area’s paleontologists, marine biologists, ecologists, and more as Philly’s premier research institutions, hospitals, universities, and museums allow exclusive insider access at 21 different locations for one day only.

    Be a Scientist

    Be a Scientist

    Sun, Apr 22

    12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Families

    Students

    Step into the “labs” of the area’s paleontologists, marine biologists, ecologists, and more as Philly’s premier research institutions, hospitals, universities, and museums allow exclusive insider access at 21 different locations for one day only. Learn from the experts themselves about what makes their fields so incredible and why being a scientist or engineer can be the best job in the world!

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

  • 10:00 AM
  • Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Dig into science with this dynamic ecological exploration for all ages!

    Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Reading Terminal Market City Kitchen

    Sun, Apr 22

    10:00 am - 02:00 pm

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    Students

    Dig into science with this dynamic ecological exploration for all ages! Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, guests will learn about the wonders of water, the peculiar habits of pollinators, and the strength of seeds as they engage with Master Gardeners in demonstration gardens behind the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. This day of guided garden activities is sure to plant the seeds in your family for a lifelong love of gardening and science. This program is presented by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, with the support of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation. Activities will take place outside of the Horticulture Center.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Fairmount Park Horticultural Center

      100 North Horticultural Drive

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131

      Directions


  • 11:30 AM
  • Beer Brunch: Fizzics Class

    Beer Brunch: Fizzics Class

    It’s a fizzy, fun, and fascinating day with our friends at Yards Brewing Company as we explore the fundamentals of foam. Ticket price includes light brunch and beer samples. Event is 21+, valid ID required.

    Beer Brunch: Fizzics Class

    Beer Brunch: Fizzics Class

    Sun, Apr 22

    11:30 am - 01:30 pm

    Adults

    It’s a fizzy, fun, and fascinating day with our friends at Yards Brewing Company as we explore the fundamentals of foam. In this hands-on day of testing and tasting, learn the science behind the foam in our foods and beverages, and understand the impact that these bubbles have on our sensory experience. You’ll leave this program one step aHEAD of your fellow craft brew aficionados! Content presented by University of the Sciences. Ticket price includes light brunch and beer samples. Event is 21+, valid ID required.

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $35.00

    • Location

      Yards Brewing Company

      500 Spring Garden Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


  • 12:00 PM
  • Science Slam!

    Science Slam!

    Visit the Mount Laurel campus of Rowan University for a day exploding with STEM exploration. 

    Science Slam!

    Science Slam!

    Sun, Apr 22

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Families

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    Visit the Mount Laurel campus of Rowan University for a day exploding with STEM exploration. Travel to 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—plus 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, New Jersey, 08054

      Directions


  • 1:00 PM
  • Family Science Sunday in New Jersey

    Family Science Sunday in New Jersey

    Join Rowan University students, faculty, and staff for a day filled with science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

    Family Science Sunday in New Jersey

    Family Science Sunday in New Jersey

    Sun, Apr 22

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Families

    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, and participate in numerous hands-on science activities for the whole family!

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Rowan University Science Hall

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


  • 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 will make this the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever experience.

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sun, Apr 22

    2:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Adults

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


    Made possible by Thomas Jefferson University

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE, $5 wristband for food/drink specials available

    • Location

      Frankford Hall

      1210 Frankford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


  • Murder at the Mütter®: Illusion

    Murder at the Mütter®: Illusion

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


    Murder at the Mütter®: Illusion

    Murder at the Mütter®: Illusion

    Sun, Apr 22

    2:00 pm - 06:00 pm

    Adults

    Students

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


     


    $60 general admission; $40 with valid student ID; $40 for College Fellows and Mütter Museum Members Ages 16 & up, ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult 21+

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $60 general admission; $40 with valid student ID; $40 for College Fellows and Mütter Museum Members Ages 16 & up, ages 16 and 1

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

      19 South 22nd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


  • 3:30 PM
  • Science After School

    Science After School

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs.

    Science After School

    Science After School

    Mon, Apr 23

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

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    Students

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs. Take part in these exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid- (and scientist-) approved hands-on activities, right in your neighborhood library.


    Science After School programs hosted by FLP Curiosity

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Bustleton Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      10199 Bustleton Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19116

      Directions


      Oak Lane Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      6614 North 12th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


  • 6:00 PM
  • Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    The pursuit of higher education in science is more than just lab work and dissertations. Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore the many ways science has really taught us lessons.

    Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Mon, Apr 23

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Adults

    The pursuit of higher education in science is more than just lab work and dissertations. Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore the many ways science has really taught us lessons. Six speakers will share hilarious and true stories of what they learned during the course of their studies. Between these flash-talks, you can decide who makes the grade and toast to a universal truth: sometimes you test the hypothesis, sometimes the hypothesis tests you.


     


    Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of six Philadelphia institutions: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum, Science History Institute, Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Penn Museum, and Wagner Free Institute of Science.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE, 21+ valid ID required

    • Location

      National Mechanics

      22 South 3rd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


  • The Future of Food

    The Future of Food

    From culturing algae to cultivating insect proteins to recycling food waste, technology offers inventive ways to sustainably nourish a global population expected to grow nearly 40% by 2050.

    The Future of Food

    The Future of Food

    Mon, Apr 23

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Adults

    From culturing algae to cultivating insect proteins to recycling food waste, technology offers inventive ways to sustainably nourish a global population expected to grow nearly 40% by 2050. However, a multidisciplinary approach is needed to bring food and agricultural technologies from the realm of ideas to the reality of daily life. Join scientists from the Monell Center and Drexel University’s Center for Food & Hospitality Management and Department of Nutrition Sciences for a discussion on food sustainability from sensory, nutritional, and culinary perspectives. Tickets include a “scientifically delicious” tasting menu of nutritious, sustainable foods prepared by Drexel students and faculty.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $25 Ticket | $35 Ticket + wine pairing

    • Location

      Drexel Bistro

      101 North 33rd Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

      Directions


Tue, Apr 24 3 Events
Wed, Apr 25 3 Events
Thu, Apr 26 3 Events
Fri, Apr 27 3 Events
  • 3:30 PM
  • Science After School

    Science After School

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs.

    Science After School

    Science After School

    Tue, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs. Take part in these exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid- (and scientist-) approved hands-on activities, right in your neighborhood library.

    Science After School programs hosted by FLP Curiosity

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Lawncrest Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

      6098 Rising Sun Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19111

      Directions


      Logan Library

      1333 Wagner Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19141

      Directions


      South Philadelphia Library

      1700 South Broad Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19145

      Directions


      Tacony Library

      6742 Torresdale Avenue

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19135

      Directions


  • 5:00 PM
  • Community Night: PSF Edition

    Community Night: PSF Edition

    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits, special programs and shows, and hands-on activities.

    Community Night: PSF Edition

    Community Night: PSF Edition

    Tue, Apr 24

    5:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Adults

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    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits (like the beloved The Giant Heart and the award-winning Your Brain), special programs and shows, and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


  • 7:00 PM
  • From the Delaware River’s Heart I Stab at Thee: STEAM and the Conservation of a Fragment from Revolutionary War Fortifications in the Delaware River

    From the Delaware River’s Heart I Stab at Thee: STEAM and the Conservation of a Fragment from Revolutionary War Fortifications in the Delaware River

    After 240+ years at the bottom of the Delaware River and ten years deep within The Independence Seaport Museum, the cheval-de-frise is presented for the first time to the public.

    From the Delaware River’s Heart I Stab at Thee: STEAM and the Conservation of a Fragment from Revolutionary War Fortifications in the Delaware River

    From the Delaware River’s Heart I Stab at Thee: STEAM and the Conservation of a Fragment from Revolutionary War Fortifications in the Delaware River

    Tue, Apr 24

    7:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Adults

    After 240+ years at the bottom of the Delaware River and ten years deep within The Independence Seaport Museum, the cheval-de-frise is presented for the first time to the public. From the Revolutionary War fortifications of the Delaware River and singular for “Chevaux-de-Frise” (coined by the French for 17th century Dutch battlefield defenses against Spanish cavalry), this eleven-foot, iron-tipped underwater wooden ‘spear’ was discovered near Fort Mifflin. Guests are invited to learn the story behind this incredible piece of history, meet the conservator, and hear how conservation science has contributed to its preservation. Joined by the Science History Institute and The Clay Studio, guests will engage in interactive demonstrations highlighting some of the scientific principles and practices used to understand agents of decay and to engineer conservation treatments.  Guests will have the opportunity to experiment with clay to learn how sitting for hundreds of years in the mud affected the fate of the artifact.


     

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $15.00

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


  • 3:30 PM
  • Science After School

    Science After School

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs.

    Science After School

    Science After School

    Wed, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Families

    Students

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs. Take part in these exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid- (and scientist-) approved hands-on activities, right in your neighborhood library.

    Science After School programs hosted by FLP Curiosity

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Cecil B. Moore Library

      2320 W Cecil B. Moore Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19121

      Directions


      Independence Library

      18 South 7th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


      Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

      152 South 52nd Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19139

      Directions


  • 6:00 PM
  • For the Love of Science: An Evening of Science Storytelling

    For the Love of Science: An Evening of Science Storytelling

    Our stories define us, connect us, and teach us—they illuminate new discoveries, and remind us of ancient lessons. Join local scientists and researchers as they explore the moment that science sparked their passion.

    For the Love of Science: An Evening of Science Storytelling

    For the Love of Science: An Evening of Science Storytelling

    Wed, Apr 25

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Adults

    Our stories define us, connect us, and teach us—they illuminate new discoveries, and remind us of ancient lessons. Join local scientists and researchers as they explore the moment that science sparked their passion. In the format of a story slam, each presenter will take the stage to share their true story in their own words—giving voice to their inspiration and celebrating the universal joy that curiosity and wonder bring us all. Presented by the Science History Institute and First Person Arts.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $5.00

    • Location

      Science History Institute

      315 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

      Directions


  • 7:00 PM
  • Science of Distilling

    Science of Distilling

    We’re serving science straight up in this program exclusively for adults 21+. Pine Tavern Distillery, Rowan University and The Franklin Institute invite you to explore the chemistry of cocktails—from malt to maturation.

    Science of Distilling

    Science of Distilling

    Wed, Apr 25

    7:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Adults

    We’re serving science straight up in this program exclusively for adults 21+. Pine Tavern Distillery, Rowan University and The Franklin Institute invite you to explore the chemistry of cocktails—from malt to maturation. Whet your appetite for whiskey wisdom and realize new revelations in rum as you sip your way to a scientific understanding of your favorite spirits.

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $20.00, 21+ valid ID required

    • Location

      Pine Tavern Distillery

      149A Pine Tavern Road

      Millville, New Jersey, 08343

      Directions


  • 10:00 AM
  • Science in the National Park

    Science in the National Park

    There is so much science to celebrate in the birthplace of our country!  Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the connection between history and science at Independence National Historical Park at this free event.

    Science in the National Park

    Science in the National Park

    Thu, Apr 26

    10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Educators

    Families

    Students

    There is so much science to celebrate in the birthplace of our country! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the connection between history and science at Independence National Historical Park at this free event. Activities are geared to a fourth and fifth-grade audience. Email everykidinapark@nps.gov for more information.


    Event Partner: National Park Service


     

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Independence National Historical Park

      6th and Market Streets

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

      Directions


  • 3:30 PM
  • Science After School

    Science After School

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs.

    Science After School

    Science After School

    Thu, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 06:30 pm

    Educators

    Students

    Spark your student’s passion for STEM learning when local engineers, scientists, and other experts visit your neighborhood library to lead FREE after-school programs. Take part in these exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid- (and scientist-) approved hands-on activities, right in your neighborhood library.

    Science After School programs hosted by FLP Curiosity

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Chestnut Hill Library

      8711 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19118

      Directions


      Blanche A. Nixon/ Cobbs Creek Library

      5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143

      Directions


  • 7:00 PM
  • Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

    Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

    For one night only, the Philadelphia Science Festival takes over the Reading Terminal Market to create an epic celebration of science, food, and everything Philadelphia!

    Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

    Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

    Thu, Apr 26

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Adults

    For one night only, the Philadelphia Science Festival takes over the Reading Terminal Market to create an epic celebration of science, food, and everything Philadelphia! Browse select merchants in the beloved 125-year-old indoor market while also enjoying dynamic demonstrations and experiments from some of our favorite PSF partners. This event is sure to tickle the taste buds as a delightful fusion of food and fun!

    Made Possible by FMC

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: $20.00 Ticket; $5 food bites available from select merchants (cash only)

    • Location

      Reading Terminal Market

      51 North 12th Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

      Directions


  • 3:00 PM
  • Science + Music

    Science + Music

    From the physics of sound waves to the biology of hearing, the connection between science and music can’t be denied.

    Science + Music

    Science + Music

    Fri, Apr 27

    3:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Adults

    Educators

    Families

    Students

    From the physics of sound waves to the biology of hearing, the connection between science and music can’t be denied. In celebration of Christ Church’s newly installed mechanical action pipe organ, join organ builders, the musicians of acclaimed the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and sound scientists as we explore the harmony that exists between science and music. Come back at 7:00 pm for a free performance by ICE to see the science explored in action.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Christ Church Sanctuary

      20 North American Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

      Directions


  • 6:00 PM
  • West Philly Stem-A-Thon

    West Philly Stem-A-Thon

    Calling all amateur engineers and curious chemists! Gear up for an evening of STEM challenges, explorations, and activities. 


    West Philly Stem-A-Thon

    West Philly Stem-A-Thon

    Fri, Apr 27

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Educators

    Families

    Students

    Calling all amateur engineers and curious chemists! Gear up for an evening of STEM challenges, explorations, and activities. Build, program, tinker, and try in a series of activities designed to challenge young scientists to think critically, work collaboratively, innovate, and invent. 

    This event is presented by Science Education Academy (SEA), Inc., White Rock Baptist Church, the Quba Institute of Islamic Studies, Graduate Student Groups at The University of Pennsylvania, Girl Scout troops 19, 986, 997, and 517, and Boy Scout Troop #16 of West Philadelphia.

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      White Rock Baptist Church

      5240 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19139

      Directions


  • Hunting Park Food Event

    Hunting Park Food Event

    We’re cooking up some crafts, community building, and a few chemical reactions at this event all about having fun with your favorite foods.

    Hunting Park Food Event

    Hunting Park Food Event

    Fri, Apr 27

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Adults

    We’re cooking up some crafts, community building, and a few chemical reactions at this event all about having fun with your favorite foods. Discover how a pinch of salt and a dash of science can transform everyday foods into something magical. Leave the kids at home for this special event that encourages adults to play with their food!


     

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      The Lenfest Center

      3890 N. 10th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


Sat, Apr 28 1 Event
  • 10:00 AM
  • Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Science Carnival on the Parkway

    The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other—with dynamic demonstrations, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the entire family.

    Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Sat, Apr 28

    10:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Adults

    Educators

    Families

    Students

    The 2018 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 entire family. Returning to the newly-renovated Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this finale event promises to be the ultimate daylong science extravaganza!

    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Benjamin Franklin Parkway

      Benjamin Franklin Parkway

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions