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Mess Fest

Mess Fest
Sun, Apr 27

12:00 pm

The Franklin Institute brings its ultra-messy, ooey-gooey, slimy and oozy MESS FEST to Philadelphia's favorite playground! Shoot off alka-seltzer rockets, make-and-take slime, and see how far the Soap Bubble monster will spread. It’s time to get MESSY!
Want your kids to enjoy Mess Fest but keep your car clean? Don't forget to bring a change of clothes!
  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Price: Pay what you wish

  • Location

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

    3500 Reservoir Drive

    Philadelphia, PA , 19121

    Directions


  • Partners

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    In 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia was chartered as "a general library which shall be free to all." Since its establishment, the Free Library has grown to become a city-wide system that includes 49 branches, the Parkway Central Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and three regional libraries. The Free Library offers one of the country's most extensive collections as well as a series of educational programs, including adult education classes, author events, career services, after-school programs, and the Philadelphia Book Festival. With more than 6 million visits a year and 25 million Web hits a month, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in the city.
    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
    Please Touch Museum
    Since its establishment in 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. It was the first museum in the nation designed for families with children ages seven and younger. With a mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, Please Touch Museum has laid the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. Its celebration of childhood development has helped children cultivate their problem-solving skills, develop their imaginations and creativity, and build new relationships with others. Since its establishment, Please Touch Museum has become one of the best children’s museums in the nation, and it will continue to carry out its mission through its fun and imaginative exhibits and programs.
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    Temple University
    Temple University
    Temple University
    Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Explore Temple traditions, read the Mission Statement, check out the latest news or follow Owl Athletic teams.
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    Smith Playground
    Smith Playground
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
  • Activities

    The Franklin Institute - Messy Science Show

    The Franklin Institute - Can You Create a New Planet?

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - What's Squiggly and Slimy and Eats
    Your Garbage?

    Urban Blazers - What's Hiding in The Creek?

    Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse - How Do You Make Slime?

    The Dow Chemical Company - How Does a NASCAR Work?

    The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove - What Did That Owl Eat?

    Free Library of Philadelphia - What Can My Fingerprints Make?

    Temple University - What Makes Silly Putty so Silly?

    Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse - How Do You Make Playdough?

    Please Touch Museum - Can You Mix Messy Mouse Paint?

    Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make a Soda Fountain?

    The Franklin Institute - What Are Bubbles?

    The Franklin Institute -What Makes an Alka-Seltzer Rocket Fly?

    The Franklin Institute - Can You Dance on a Liquid?

    The Franklin Institute - How Many Rubber Bands Does It Take to Explode a
    Watermelon?


    The Franklin Institute - Can You Save An Egg from Breaking?