Neighborhood Science After School Cecil B. Moore Branch
Touch and examine REAL dinosaur fossils and meet LIVE furry (and not so furry!) friends to learn how animals, both extinct and alive, adapt for survival. Then, put your math skills to the test to write and break secret codes, and learn how to protect your brain when participating in sports.
No reservation required
Cecil B. Moore Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia
2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19121-2927
PartnersThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityFounded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Visitors can explore four floors of exhibits, meet real scientists, strool through a tropical garden with live butterflies, and get face-to-face with a towering T. rex. ansp.org.Wagner Free Institute of ScienceWagner Free Institute of ScienceIn 1855, Philadelphian William Wagner established the Wagner Free Institute of Science as one of the earliest free adult science education programs in the nation. As an educational institution and natural history museum, the Wagner maintains library and museum collections assembled to teach science to the public. These collections now contain over 100,000 specimens, including mounted animals, fossils, rocks, minerals, insects, and shells. The Wagner also offers a range of educational programs, including college-level courses, scientific lecture series and symposia, and science lessons specifically designed for elementary students. With its extensive collections and educational programs, the Wagner Free Institute of Science has carried its legacy into the 21st century, continuing to make science education accessible and interesting for people of all ages.Free Library of PhiladelphiaFree Library of PhiladelphiaIn 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.The Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 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.Penn Center for Brain Injury and RepairPenn Center for Brain Injury and RepairToday there are no treatments available to halt the progressive damage initiated by brain trauma. Yet there is hope, based largely on exciting, groundbreaking research at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair (previously called the Head Injury Center) has been in existence for more than 30 years and is one of only five designated Brain Injury Centers nationwide, an honor bestowed by the National Institutes of Health.Temple UniversityTemple UniversityFounded 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.