PSF Kick-Off Party: Science Carnival After Dark
Close your eyes and imagine a science wonderland, with hands-on activities just for adults. Kick-off the 2013 festival with live science shows and demonstrations all tailored to adults. Check out NextFab's laser cutters and 3-D printers, breathe smoke like a dragon, and make cocktails out of specialty paper. Be there to tap the 2013 Yard’s Official Science Festival Beer, Pythagorean Beerum, a specially brewed Belgian Tripel
You had your adult carnival, now take your kids to this one:
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2025 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19146
PartnersWagner 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.Monell Chemical Senses CenterMonell Chemical Senses CenterFounded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.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.Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)The Association of Women in Forensic Science provides networking opportunities for female forensic professionals as well as educational opportunities, mentoring and outreach programming for female adolescents ages 12-18 with the desire to pursue a career in forensic science.Nerd NiteNerd NiteNerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts. Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.Yards Brewing CompanyYards Brewing CompanyFrom Bourbon Oaked Thomas Jefferson to Cocoa Infused Porters to extremely special, cask-conditioned Extra Special Ales and more, Yards Brewing Company makes ales that are somewhat out of the mainstream but still approachable to everyone.Laurel Hill CemeteryLaurel Hill CemeteryFounded in 1836 along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and the first to be named a National Historic Landmark. From war heroes to influential politicians and important inventors, from visionary artists to powerful industrialists, Laurel Hill is the final resting place of numerous notables who have impacted the storylines of our city and nation. Open daily with free admission for recreational and educational use, Laurel Hill also offers a diverse selection of public tours and programs, while maintaining its identity as an honored resting place into the 21st century.Moore College of Art & DesignMoore College of Art & DesignMoore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in the visual arts. Moore's faculty of creative professionals inspire and support students to achieve their goals, passions and dreams. The vibrant Philadelphia campus is home to Moore's close-knit community. Small classes encourage collaboration and lay a solid foundation in art and design that sets the platform for a creative life.NextFab StudioNextFab StudioNextFab Studio is a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center -- it’s Philadelphia’s “gym for innovators.” Located in the Science Center, our facility provides comfortable and safe workspaces with hand tools, 3D printers, computer-controlled machine tools and software. It has everything necessary for you to invent, repair, create, and innovate! NextFab Studio is excited to announce an expansive new flagship facility - NextFab 2 - slated to open this summer in South Philadelphia.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.John James Audubon Center at Mill GroveCrazy Aaron's PuttyWorldCrazy Aaron's PuttyWorldPhickleChipocriteChipocrite, a.k.a. Paul Weinstein, uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by guitar, bass guitar and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create and perform complex audio masterpieces in a style known as “chip music” — repurposing old video game hardware and other non-traditional electronics as synthesizers. Since emerging from the Philadelphia chip scene just a few years ago, Chipocrite has performed at numerous renowned events and conventions including the Vans Warped Tour; provided soundtracks for commercials — including a nationally televised GameStop ad — as well as video games and online videos; appeared as the musical guest on popular tech-centric Web talk-show series “On The Verge” — and much more.Little Baby's Ice CreamYelpDrexel UniversityDrexel UniversityDrexel University enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 96 bachelor’s programs, 88 master’s programs, 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine program, a juris doctorate and 45 graduate-level certificate programs. Drexel is ranked among the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” and many of Drexel’s other programs across its colleges and schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.PHS Young FreindsPennsylvania Horticultural Society Young FriendsPHS Young Friends is a group of young adults in their 20s and 30s who share an interest in greening and the positive impact it has on the Philadelphia region. PHS Young Friends attend educational programs, participate in tree plantings, and make new friends, all while supporting and caring for the community at large.