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ATTENTION EDUCATORS: Free Field Trip Opportunity!

Independence National Historical Park and the Philadelphia Science Festival have teamed up to create a hands-on STEM event for school children as part of the 2017 Festival.  The event will take place at Independence National Historical Park (home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall) on Thursday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm.  

As part of the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative, free bus transportation is available to and from the event for any 4th grade class within the city of Philadelphia! For more information about the free school buses, email

Science Storytime at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse!

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. We will offer multiple activity stations continuously throughout the event with multiple storytimes targeted to a pre-k audience. Though the event is free of charge, please register in advance! Groups can email Rachel, at, with the number of attendees in their group.

FREE; donations accepted
April 26 from 10:30 am–12:30 pm at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive


Philadelphia area educators were asked to join us in our Celebration of Science during the 2016 Philadelphia Science Festival with  FREE Science Educator Kits.

While the kits are gone, anyone can download the activity guide below. Each activity outlines a fun and engaging experiment designed to provide a hands-on learning experience for your students, with different science topics throughout. 

You can also view a brief video that provides an overview of the first three activities.

Click here to download the 2016 Activity Guide!

View the Training Video


Please feel free to download a FREE copy of the 2015 Activity Guide, which includes 13 amazing experiments you can conduct with your students!