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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 21–April 29, 2017




With over 80 events across greater Philadelphia region, you're sure to find a reason to get nerdy!

Fri, Apr 21 2 Events
Sat, Apr 22 5 Events
Sun, Apr 23 25 Events
Mon, Apr 24 6 Events
  • 7:00 PM
  • Science After Hours: Prom

    Science After Hours: Prom

    Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequ

    Science After Hours: Prom

    Science After Hours: Prom

    Fri, Apr 21

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequined gown. This event is 21+.

    The party continues at the Prince Theater where Science After Hours
    ticket holders get free admission to the Philadelphia Environmental
    Film Festival’s Opening Night Party from 10:00–11:30 pm!
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $20; $15 for Franklin Institute Members

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - What is it Like to Look After Millions of Mollusks?
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - What is it Like to Look After Millions of Mollusks?
      Axalta Coating Systems - How Good is Your Color Vision?
      Axalta Coating Systems - How Good is Your Color Vision?
      Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society - What Exactly Is a Fossil, Anyway?
      Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society - What Exactly Is a Fossil, Anyway?
      Braskem - How Do Plastics Help Astronauts in Space?
      Braskem - How Do Plastics Help Astronauts in Space?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Did Science Influence Your Prom Dress?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Did Science Influence Your Prom Dress?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Dow - Who Took Fifi?
      Dow - Who Took Fifi?
      Drexel University - Can You Make Plastic Powder Bounce?
      Drexel University - Can You Make Plastic Powder Bounce?
      Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Pennsylvania - Activity Provider
      Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Pennsylvania - Activity Provider
      Edelman Planetarium - Where Will You Be During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?
      Edelman Planetarium - Where Will You Be During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?
      Eight Oaks Craft Distillers - What's Your Favorite Punch?
      Eight Oaks Craft Distillers - What's Your Favorite Punch?
      Eric Stachura - How Are Elements Created in the Stars?
      Eric Stachura - How Are Elements Created in the Stars?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Is There Science in Music?
      Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Is There Science in Music?
      Neuroscience Graduate Group of the University of Pennsylvania - Can We Fool Your Ears?
      Neuroscience Graduate Group of the University of Pennsylvania - Can We Fool Your Ears?
      Penn Museum - Archa-what?
      Penn Museum - Archa-what?
      Penn Physics & Astronomy - Why does space ROCK?
      Penn Physics & Astronomy - Why does space ROCK?
      Pennsylvania SPCA - How Has the Pennsylvania SPCA Been Protecting Animals for the Past 150 Years?
      Pennsylvania SPCA - How Has the Pennsylvania SPCA Been Protecting Animals for the Past 150 Years?
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Our Brains Celebrate the Prom?
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Our Brains Celebrate the Prom?
      Philly Loves Beer - Cherry Beer Floats
      Philly Loves Beer - Cherry Beer Floats
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Saint Benjamin Brewing Company - Activity Provider
      Saint Benjamin Brewing Company - Activity Provider
      Storm Blooper (Chris De Pew) - You can write your own music on an original Gameboy?
      Storm Blooper (Chris De Pew) - You can write your own music on an original Gameboy?
      The Monell Center - Eau du Prom: Can a Smell Help You Look Your Best?
      The Monell Center - Eau du Prom: Can a Smell Help You Look Your Best?
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - What is the difference between "sex" and "gender"?
      The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - What is the difference between "sex" and "gender"?
      The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) at Temple University - Why Make Space For Playtime?
      The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) at Temple University - Why Make Space For Playtime?
      The Tesla Science Foundation - Tesla: Past, Present, and Future Traveling Exhibit
      The Tesla Science Foundation - Tesla: Past, Present, and Future Traveling Exhibit
      Thomas Jefferson University - Can You Discover the Real Fountain of Youth Right Inside Your Own Body?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Can You Discover the Real Fountain of Youth Right Inside Your Own Body?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Shrimp Match Making - How Can These Colorful Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Shrimp Match Making - How Can These Colorful Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?
      University of Pennsylvania Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society - How do Super Antibodies Defend Against Infection?
      University of Pennsylvania Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society - How do Super Antibodies Defend Against Infection?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of the Sciences - Can you FLIP out about calcium mediated exocytosis?
      University of the Sciences - Can you FLIP out about calcium mediated exocytosis?
      University of the Sciences - Is My-Elin Sheath Faster than Yours?
      University of the Sciences - Is My-Elin Sheath Faster than Yours?
      University of the Sciences - Ready for Some Action?
      University of the Sciences - Ready for Some Action?
      University of the Sciences - What Does it Take to Fall in Love?
      University of the Sciences - What Does it Take to Fall in Love?
    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contem

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Fri, Apr 21

    7:00 pm - 09:30 pm

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet. Physics, object oriented ontology, beauty, and essence crystallize in this ambient work for 8 dancers. Blurring the line between art and science, this 50-minute work was created in part during a residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, New York, and is the culmination of a physics-based study by an aerospace mechanical engineer, Dr. Leslie Lamberson, of Drexel University, and choreographer, Nora Gibson. (this performance runs 50 minutes without intermission) This work was made with support from Drexel University and the collaboration with Dr. Leslie Lamberson's Dynamic Multifunctional Materials Laboratory.

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $18 General Admission; $15 Students/Dance Passholders

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Performance Garage

      1515 Brandywine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Adrianna de Svastich
      Adrianna de Svastich
      Adrianna de Svastich began her ballet training under Leonid Kozlov in Ramsey, New Jersey. She was then accepted to The School of American Ballet in New York City. She also attended various summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, and The Royal Ballet School in London. During her final year at SAB, she performed with the New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade and Chopiniana, and in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. Ms. de Svastich was a member of Pennsylvania Ballet II for two years before becoming an Apprentice in August 2007. She was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2009-2011 and from 2016-present. Her performing experience with Pennsylvania Ballet includes George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Ballo Della Regina, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Theme and Variations, Concerto Barocco and Serenade; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert; Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and Carnival of the Animals; John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet; Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana; Roland Petit’s Carmen, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes To Shove; Ben Stevenson’s Dracula; Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee and Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. She was also featured as a Corps de Ballet dancer in the Academy Award winning film Black Swan. In addition to her career as a ballet dancer, Ms. de Svastich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History in 2012.
      Amy Novinski
      Amy Novinski
      Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amy Novinski began her dance training at the age of 3 at the Tulsa Ballet Academy under Moscelyn Larkin. After moving to Littleton, Colorado, she continued her training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet with private coaching and mentoring from Perm Ballet's Olga Tozyiakova. At the age of 18, she left home to study on scholarship at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her four years there, for which she earned her BFA, she danced leading roles in ballets choreographed or set by Brandywine Ballet's Scott Jovovich, Twyla Tharp, Bolshoi Ballet's Anastasia Babayeva, and Christine Cox of BalletX. Ms. Novinski has performed in full-length ballets including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Porgy and Bess. This is Ms. Novinski's third season with NGCB.
      Barbara Craig
      Barbara Craig
      Barbara Craig​ trained at the School of Verlezza Dance and with Cleveland City Dance. Upon graduating from Shaker Heights High School, she attended Ballet Mets pre-professional program in Columbus OH, before moving to dance with Europa Ballett Sankt Poelten, in Austria for the 2013-2014 Season. In 2014, she returned to the states to be an apprentice with the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, where she has continued to train the past 3 years. In addition, she has performed with Verb Ballets in Cleveland Ohio, Opus #1 Contemporary dance and Bryan Koulman. This is her first season with Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet.
      Brian Cordova
      Brian Cordova
      Brian Cordova, ​native of Brentwood, NY, began his formal dance training in 2010 focusing in ballet and modern styles. He earned his BFA in Dance from Temple University in December 2016, completing numerous choreographic works presented in Conwell Dance Theater and the InHale Performance Series in South Philadelphia. He has also worked to become an established freelance lighting designer, presenting designs for Temple University MFA thesis concerts, Temple Preparatory School, and Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival. Brian has had the pleasure to dance with artists such as Kariamu Welsh, Charles Anderson, Lauren Putty-White, Meredith Rainey, and Kun-Yang Lin and looks forward to joining Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet for this coming season.
      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
      Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly
      Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly
      Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly began her early training with Forest Gehret at the Harrisburg Dance Conservatory. Her additional training included the Capital Area School for the Arts, Atlanta Ballet, American Academy of Ballet and Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. She continued her studies at the Boston Conservatory and received her BFA at Wright State University in 2009, while dancing professionally with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company. Other professional performing credits include the Brown Dance Project, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Western Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico, BalletFleming, and Dance Del Bello, among others. Her choreographic career began with the Northeast Regional Dance America Festival and her work has since been performed in the U.S., Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She is also the founder of Tarantella Designs which features her original jewelry and apparel as well as the work of other performing artists. Gina joined the company in 2014.
      José R. Mangual
      José R. Mangual
      José Raúl Mangual​ is a BFA candidate in Musical Theater at Temple University. José began his formal dance training at Temple University under the guidance of Heidi Cruz-Austin, Maggie Anderson, Jillian Harris, and Nora Gibson. Before arriving at Temple University, José received partial training at Susquehanna Dance Center, Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, and Encore Dance Center. Since arriving at Temple University, he has portrayed Jesus in GODSPELL and Jean-Paul Marat in Marat/Sade, among others. In his spare time, José also writes, draws, people-watches, and organizes peace marches.
      Kathryn Van Yahres
      Kathryn Van Yahres
      Kathryn Van Yahres​ was born in Philadelphia, PA and received her formal training from Mariaelena Ruiz, Natasha Zeiger, and Eva Szabo at The Rock School in Philadelphia. In 2014 Kathryn completed her B.F.A, Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) in Pittsburgh, PA. Kathryn received the Loti Folk Scholarship Award for academic and artistic excellence as well as other artistic scholarships. During her time in COPA, she performed principal and soloist roles in George Balanchine’s ballets “Serenade” and “Valse Fantasies”, as well as Nicolas Petrov’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Kathryn has had the wonderful opportunity to dance with the companies such as Huntsville Ballet, Simerson & Co., and Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. In 2016, Kathryn completed a two-year intensive Pilates certification program under the direction of master teacher, Karen H. Carlson.
      Leslie Lamberson
      Leslie Lamberson
      Dr. Leslie Lamberson​ is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department, with a joint appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her area of expertise is experimental mechanics of materials, with a focus in dynamic multifunctional material behavior. In 2013, Leslie was awarded a NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, where she worked at Glenn Research Center in the Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments. Leslie holds a B.A. in Dance with honors, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Michigan. She is the past recipient of an Irving S. Gilmore Fine Arts Grant, a National Arts & Letters Scholarship, and the Promising Young Dancer Award in the Carey Rose Winski Scholarship Competition. Some of Leslie’s formative dance training includes: Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, BalletMet, the Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, Paul Taylor Dance, and the Gyor National Ballet Company in Gyor, Hungary. While pursuing her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Leslie was a professional instructor at Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education. She has danced professionally with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Ballet Concerto, and later, Pasadena Dance Theatre while pursuing her Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to her faculty appointment, while a postdoctoral research scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, Leslie performed as a member of Bowen McCauley Dance. She is currently an active barre instructor, certified in group fitness from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
      Michele Dooley
      Michele Dooley
      Michele Dooley started her dance training in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She graduated from the High School for Creative and Performing Arts under the direction of LaDeva Davis in 2013 and is currently a Senior at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. She has also been a member of Eleone Dance Theatre under the direction of Shawn Lamere Williams since 2014. She attended Bates Summer Intensive in 2013 and Ballet X's summer program in 2014. She has worked with choreographers such as Gary Jeter, Tommie Waheed Evans, Paris Lacey, Molly Misgalla, Dara Meredith, and Nora Gibson.
      Nora Gibson
      Nora Gibson
      Nora Gibson​ is an American, female choreographer evolving ballet for the 21st century. Gibson is interested in the beauty of the natural world, as evidenced in mathematics and science, and in working across disciplines to expand ballet's reach. Gibson trained at Baltimore School for the Arts, Chautauqua, and NCSA, and earned a BFA from Tisch, at NYU. In addition to performing in the genres of ballet and contemporary dance in MD, D.C., and NY, Gibson was selected to work from 2010-2013 with Lucinda Childs to perform various iconic 70s works as part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage's Virtual Reconstruction project. Gibson has been invited as a resident artist in the US and abroad, including the nEW Festival in Philadelphia (2009-10), the CEC New Edge Residency (2009-10), the Ellen Forman Memorial Award (2011), the PHL/Poland Artist Exchange Residency (2012), the Choreographers on Campus Residency, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014), Diepenheim Werkplaats (2016), and Kaatsbaan (2017). Gibson’s choreography has been presented by New Dance Alliance at Joyce SOHO, at Dance Place in Washington DC, Philadelphia Dance Projects, and The Williams Center for the Arts. Her choreography was featured in Transfixion Films’ Dark White, presented at the 2015 Triskellion Dance Film Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Gibson’s work has received consistent critical acclaim, heralded by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "the most authoritative work in Philadelphia. . ." Gibson's work has been commissioned regularly by universities such as Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Georgian Court University, and University of the Arts. Gibson is also a teacher, and has taught ballet and composition in the US and abroad, including Temple University, University of the Arts, the Zawirowania Festival, and many other institutions.
      Rochitha Nathanson
      Rochitha Nathanson
      Rochitha Nathanson​ is a third year biomedical engineering student at Drexel University with a concentration is neuroengineering. She is currently working on the IMPACT project to quantify dance movements into the mechanics behind them. She has previously done research with the CONQUER collaborative and worked in biomedical engineering at CHOP. She is also part of Drexel Jhalak, an all girls fusion dance team.
      Sean Thomas Boyt
      Sean Thomas Boyt
      Sean Thomas Boyt is a dancer and choreographer newly-based in Philadelphia. He currently dances for The Naked Stark, Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Co, Vervet Dance, stb x at, and SKI BALL. Sean holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and has danced for Ballet Minnesota, Moving Arts Ensemble, Dancers in Company, Antonia & Artists, and independent choreographers including Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Jennifer Muller, Nicholas Leichter, Nora Gibson, Chris Masters, Melinda Jean Myers, and Paula Lamamie de Clairac. Sean's work has been presented at Ten Tiny Performances, LOUi, Fertile Ground, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, IUCC Experimental Microcinema, InHale Performance Series, ETC. Performance Series, iHearIC, Society of Composers Inc, 24+24, OCGOPF, and IC Open City, as well as at various University of Iowa concerts and self-produced shows and tours. He enjoys working collaboratively and incorporating physical theater, video, improvisation, and text. More information can be found on STBDancing.com. This is Sean's second season with NGCB.
    • Partners

      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Performance Garage
      Performance Garage
  • 10:00 AM
  • Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and

    Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

    Sat, Apr 22

    10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and wonders together during this family fun day. All Science in the Park events are FREE!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

      8480 Hagy's Mill Road

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Water Cycle Bracelet?
      Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Water Cycle Bracelet?
      Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Window Greenhouse?
      Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Window Greenhouse?
      Animalearn - How Can We Make Science Friendly to the Frogs?
      Animalearn - How Can We Make Science Friendly to the Frogs?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Why Do We Love Science?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Why Do We Love Science?
      Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society - What Exactly Is a Fossil, Anyway?
      Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society - What Exactly Is a Fossil, Anyway?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - What's So Amazing About Arthropods?
      Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - What's So Amazing About Arthropods?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Philadelphia University - Is It Getting Hot in Here?
      Philadelphia University - Is It Getting Hot in Here?
      Philadelphia University - What's So Cool About Constructed Wetlands?
      Philadelphia University - What's So Cool About Constructed Wetlands?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
  • 12:00 PM
  • Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Science in the Park: Hunting Park

    Sat, Apr 22

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and wonders together during this family fun day. All Science in the Park events are FREE!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Hunting Park

      900 Hunting Park Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Speakers

      APM- What Makes a Kite Fly?
      APM- What Makes a Kite Fly?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Launch a Rocket?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Launch a Rocket?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make an Instrument?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make an Instrument?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - How Is Playdough Made?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - How Is Playdough Made?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?
      Esperanza College - Can Mr. Marshmallow Handle the Pressure?
      Esperanza College - Can Mr. Marshmallow Handle the Pressure?
      Esperanza College - How Are Bones the Building Blocks of the Skeleton?
      Esperanza College - How Are Bones the Building Blocks of the Skeleton?
      Esperanza College - How Does Energy Move Around the Body?
      Esperanza College - How Does Energy Move Around the Body?
      GlaxoSmithKline - How Can We Make Better Medicines?
      GlaxoSmithKline - How Can We Make Better Medicines?
      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden - What Repels Mosquitoes?
      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden - What Repels Mosquitoes?
      Philadelphia Solar Energy Association - Is the Sun a Racing Fuel?
      Philadelphia Solar Energy Association - Is the Sun a Racing Fuel?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Public Health Management Corporation - Have You Ever Heard a Cup Laugh?
      Public Health Management Corporation - Have You Ever Heard a Cup Laugh?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      The Boeing Company - How Do Rotorcrafts Fly?
      The Boeing Company - How Do Rotorcrafts Fly?
      The Lenfest Center - What Is the Science of Slime?
      The Lenfest Center - What Is the Science of Slime?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Are You What You Eat?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Are You What You Eat?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Do You and a Strawberry Have in Common?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Do You and a Strawberry Have in Common?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What is Stereognosis or Psychic Hands?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What is Stereognosis or Psychic Hands?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Keeps You Balanced?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Keeps You Balanced?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Why Is Drug Discovery a Tough Pill to Swallow?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Why Is Drug Discovery a Tough Pill to Swallow?
  • 1:00 PM
  • Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Due to rain, activities will be in Alumni Hall at USciences. Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math!

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Science in the Park: Clark Park

    Sat, Apr 22

    1:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the extraordinary power of science, technology, engineering, and math! Teach your kids that you don’t have to go far to have fun with science, and discover its joys and wonders together during this family fun day. All Science in the Park events are FREE!
    In the event of rain, activities will take place in Alumni Hall at the University of the Sciences, Woodland Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Clark Park

      4398 Chester Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania - Do You Know How to Save a Life?
      Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania - Do You Know How to Save a Life?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Launch a Rocket?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Launch a Rocket?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make an Instrument?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make an Instrument?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - How Is Playdough Made?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - How Is Playdough Made?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?
      Eric Stachura - How Are Elements Created in the Stars?
      Eric Stachura - How Are Elements Created in the Stars?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      Leadership Philadelphia Junto 8 for Bikeworks - Can You Go for a Spin With Our Gyro-Wheel?
      Leadership Philadelphia Junto 8 for Bikeworks - Can You Go for a Spin With Our Gyro-Wheel?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?
      Neuroscience Graduate Group of the University of Pennsylvania - Can We Fool Your Ears?
      Neuroscience Graduate Group of the University of Pennsylvania - Can We Fool Your Ears?
      Penn Museum - Can Trees Be Calendars?
      Penn Museum - Can Trees Be Calendars?
      Penn Upward Bound Math & Science - What Are the Consequences of Not Protecting the Environment?
      Penn Upward Bound Math & Science - What Are the Consequences of Not Protecting the Environment?
      Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?
      Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?
      The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program - What Is a Biomedical Postdoc?
      The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program - What Is a Biomedical Postdoc?
      University of Delaware - What's Amazing About the Horseshoe Crab?
      University of Delaware - What's Amazing About the Horseshoe Crab?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of the Sciences - How Can We Use Puzzles to Learn About Probability and Mathematics?
      University of the Sciences - How Can We Use Puzzles to Learn About Probability and Mathematics?
      University of the Sciences - How Can You Math With Legos?
      University of the Sciences - How Can You Math With Legos?
      University of the Sciences - What's in a Shape?
      University of the Sciences - What's in a Shape?
      University of the Sciences - What's That Phunk on My Phone?
      University of the Sciences - What's That Phunk on My Phone?
  • 4:00 PM
  • Tinker Lab

    Tinker Lab

    Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering the power of your own innovation! Enter the state-of-the-art maker studio at NextFab, and experience how to bring your inventions to life through hands-on activ

    Tinker Lab

    Tinker Lab

    Sat, Apr 22

    4:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering the power of your own innovation! Enter the state-of-the-art maker studio at NextFab, and experience how to bring your inventions to life through hands-on activities and guided projects. Try your hand at 3D printing, circuitry, and laser cutting techniques alongside the experts. Who knows where your next idea may take you?
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      NextFab North

      1227 North 4th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19122

      Directions


    • Speakers

      AECOM - How Does a Bridge Work?
      AECOM - How Does a Bridge Work?
      Agora Cyber Charter School - How Can I Make a Simple Circuit?
      Agora Cyber Charter School - How Can I Make a Simple Circuit?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make a Circuit with Paper?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make a Circuit with Paper?
      LocoRobo - How Loco Is Your Robot?
      LocoRobo - How Loco Is Your Robot?
      NeuroTinker - How Does my Brain Work?
      NeuroTinker - How Does my Brain Work?
      Slakwerks Engineering - How to make Ideas Real
      Slakwerks Engineering - How to make Ideas Real
      The Boeing Company - How does 3D printing Work?
      The Boeing Company - How does 3D printing Work?
      The Franklin Institute - How can you use circuitry to light up the stars?
      The Franklin Institute - How can you use circuitry to light up the stars?
      The Franklin Institute - What can you invent with littleBits?
      The Franklin Institute - What can you invent with littleBits?
      The Franklin Institute/PACTS Program - Do You Know How to Build Your Own Sci-fi Robot at Home?
      The Franklin Institute/PACTS Program - Do You Know How to Build Your Own Sci-fi Robot at Home?
  • 7:00 PM
  • Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contem

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

    Sat, Apr 22

    7:00 pm - 09:30 pm

    From inspiration to execution—art is a science, and science is an art. Explore the intersection between creative expression and scientific exploration through this stunning performance of N o t h i n g T h a t I s N o t T h e r e from Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet. Physics, object oriented ontology, beauty, and essence crystallize in this ambient work for 8 dancers. Blurring the line between art and science, this 50-minute work was created in part during a residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, New York, and is the culmination of a physics-based study by an aerospace mechanical engineer, Dr. Leslie Lamberson, of Drexel University, and choreographer, Nora Gibson.
    (this performance runs 50 minutes without intermission) This work was
    made with support from
    Drexel University and the collaboration with Dr. Leslie Lamberson's Dynamic Multifunctional Materials Laboratory.

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $18 General Admission; $15 Students/Dance Passholders

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Performance Garage

      1515 Brandywine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Adrianna de Svastich
      Adrianna de Svastich
      Adrianna de Svastich began her ballet training under Leonid Kozlov in Ramsey, New Jersey. She was then accepted to The School of American Ballet in New York City. She also attended various summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, and The Royal Ballet School in London. During her final year at SAB, she performed with the New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade and Chopiniana, and in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. Ms. de Svastich was a member of Pennsylvania Ballet II for two years before becoming an Apprentice in August 2007. She was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2009-2011 and from 2016-present. Her performing experience with Pennsylvania Ballet includes George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Ballo Della Regina, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Theme and Variations, Concerto Barocco and Serenade; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert; Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and Carnival of the Animals; John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet; Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana; Roland Petit’s Carmen, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes To Shove; Ben Stevenson’s Dracula; Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee and Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. She was also featured as a Corps de Ballet dancer in the Academy Award winning film Black Swan. In addition to her career as a ballet dancer, Ms. de Svastich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History in 2012.
      Amy Novinski
      Amy Novinski
      Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amy Novinski began her dance training at the age of 3 at the Tulsa Ballet Academy under Moscelyn Larkin. After moving to Littleton, Colorado, she continued her training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet with private coaching and mentoring from Perm Ballet's Olga Tozyiakova. At the age of 18, she left home to study on scholarship at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her four years there, for which she earned her BFA, she danced leading roles in ballets choreographed or set by Brandywine Ballet's Scott Jovovich, Twyla Tharp, Bolshoi Ballet's Anastasia Babayeva, and Christine Cox of BalletX. Ms. Novinski has performed in full-length ballets including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Porgy and Bess. This is Ms. Novinski's third season with NGCB.
      Barbara Craig
      Barbara Craig
      Barbara Craig​ trained at the School of Verlezza Dance and with Cleveland City Dance. Upon graduating from Shaker Heights High School, she attended Ballet Mets pre-professional program in Columbus OH, before moving to dance with Europa Ballett Sankt Poelten, in Austria for the 2013-2014 Season. In 2014, she returned to the states to be an apprentice with the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, where she has continued to train the past 3 years. In addition, she has performed with Verb Ballets in Cleveland Ohio, Opus #1 Contemporary dance and Bryan Koulman. This is her first season with Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet.
      Brian Cordova
      Brian Cordova
      Brian Cordova, ​native of Brentwood, NY, began his formal dance training in 2010 focusing in ballet and modern styles. He earned his BFA in Dance from Temple University in December 2016, completing numerous choreographic works presented in Conwell Dance Theater and the InHale Performance Series in South Philadelphia. He has also worked to become an established freelance lighting designer, presenting designs for Temple University MFA thesis concerts, Temple Preparatory School, and Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival. Brian has had the pleasure to dance with artists such as Kariamu Welsh, Charles Anderson, Lauren Putty-White, Meredith Rainey, and Kun-Yang Lin and looks forward to joining Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet for this coming season.
      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
      Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?
      Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly
      Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly
      Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly began her early training with Forest Gehret at the Harrisburg Dance Conservatory. Her additional training included the Capital Area School for the Arts, Atlanta Ballet, American Academy of Ballet and Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. She continued her studies at the Boston Conservatory and received her BFA at Wright State University in 2009, while dancing professionally with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company. Other professional performing credits include the Brown Dance Project, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Western Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico, BalletFleming, and Dance Del Bello, among others. Her choreographic career began with the Northeast Regional Dance America Festival and her work has since been performed in the U.S., Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She is also the founder of Tarantella Designs which features her original jewelry and apparel as well as the work of other performing artists. Gina joined the company in 2014.
      José R. Mangual
      José R. Mangual
      José Raúl Mangual​ is a BFA candidate in Musical Theater at Temple University. José began his formal dance training at Temple University under the guidance of Heidi Cruz-Austin, Maggie Anderson, Jillian Harris, and Nora Gibson. Before arriving at Temple University, José received partial training at Susquehanna Dance Center, Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, and Encore Dance Center. Since arriving at Temple University, he has portrayed Jesus in GODSPELL and Jean-Paul Marat in Marat/Sade, among others. In his spare time, José also writes, draws, people-watches, and organizes peace marches.
      Kathryn Van Yahres
      Kathryn Van Yahres
      Kathryn Van Yahres​ was born in Philadelphia, PA and received her formal training from Mariaelena Ruiz, Natasha Zeiger, and Eva Szabo at The Rock School in Philadelphia. In 2014 Kathryn completed her B.F.A, Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) in Pittsburgh, PA. Kathryn received the Loti Folk Scholarship Award for academic and artistic excellence as well as other artistic scholarships. During her time in COPA, she performed principal and soloist roles in George Balanchine’s ballets “Serenade” and “Valse Fantasies”, as well as Nicolas Petrov’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Kathryn has had the wonderful opportunity to dance with the companies such as Huntsville Ballet, Simerson & Co., and Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. In 2016, Kathryn completed a two-year intensive Pilates certification program under the direction of master teacher, Karen H. Carlson.
      Leslie Lamberson
      Leslie Lamberson
      Dr. Leslie Lamberson​ is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department, with a joint appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her area of expertise is experimental mechanics of materials, with a focus in dynamic multifunctional material behavior. In 2013, Leslie was awarded a NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, where she worked at Glenn Research Center in the Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments. Leslie holds a B.A. in Dance with honors, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Michigan. She is the past recipient of an Irving S. Gilmore Fine Arts Grant, a National Arts & Letters Scholarship, and the Promising Young Dancer Award in the Carey Rose Winski Scholarship Competition. Some of Leslie’s formative dance training includes: Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, BalletMet, the Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, Paul Taylor Dance, and the Gyor National Ballet Company in Gyor, Hungary. While pursuing her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Leslie was a professional instructor at Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education. She has danced professionally with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Ballet Concerto, and later, Pasadena Dance Theatre while pursuing her Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to her faculty appointment, while a postdoctoral research scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, Leslie performed as a member of Bowen McCauley Dance. She is currently an active barre instructor, certified in group fitness from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
      Michele Dooley
      Michele Dooley
      Michele Dooley started her dance training in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She graduated from the High School for Creative and Performing Arts under the direction of LaDeva Davis in 2013 and is currently a Senior at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. She has also been a member of Eleone Dance Theatre under the direction of Shawn Lamere Williams since 2014. She attended Bates Summer Intensive in 2013 and Ballet X's summer program in 2014. She has worked with choreographers such as Gary Jeter, Tommie Waheed Evans, Paris Lacey, Molly Misgalla, Dara Meredith, and Nora Gibson.
      Nora Gibson
      Nora Gibson
      Nora Gibson​ is an American, female choreographer evolving ballet for the 21st century. Gibson is interested in the beauty of the natural world, as evidenced in mathematics and science, and in working across disciplines to expand ballet's reach. Gibson trained at Baltimore School for the Arts, Chautauqua, and NCSA, and earned a BFA from Tisch, at NYU. In addition to performing in the genres of ballet and contemporary dance in MD, D.C., and NY, Gibson was selected to work from 2010-2013 with Lucinda Childs to perform various iconic 70s works as part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage's Virtual Reconstruction project. Gibson has been invited as a resident artist in the US and abroad, including the nEW Festival in Philadelphia (2009-10), the CEC New Edge Residency (2009-10), the Ellen Forman Memorial Award (2011), the PHL/Poland Artist Exchange Residency (2012), the Choreographers on Campus Residency, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014), Diepenheim Werkplaats (2016), and Kaatsbaan (2017). Gibson’s choreography has been presented by New Dance Alliance at Joyce SOHO, at Dance Place in Washington DC, Philadelphia Dance Projects, and The Williams Center for the Arts. Her choreography was featured in Transfixion Films’ Dark White, presented at the 2015 Triskellion Dance Film Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Gibson’s work has received consistent critical acclaim, heralded by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "the most authoritative work in Philadelphia. . ." Gibson's work has been commissioned regularly by universities such as Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Georgian Court University, and University of the Arts. Gibson is also a teacher, and has taught ballet and composition in the US and abroad, including Temple University, University of the Arts, the Zawirowania Festival, and many other institutions.
      Rochitha Nathanson
      Rochitha Nathanson
      Rochitha Nathanson​ is a third year biomedical engineering student at Drexel University with a concentration is neuroengineering. She is currently working on the IMPACT project to quantify dance movements into the mechanics behind them. She has previously done research with the CONQUER collaborative and worked in biomedical engineering at CHOP. She is also part of Drexel Jhalak, an all girls fusion dance team.
      Sean Thomas Boyt
      Sean Thomas Boyt
      Sean Thomas Boyt is a dancer and choreographer newly-based in Philadelphia. He currently dances for The Naked Stark, Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Co, Vervet Dance, stb x at, and SKI BALL. Sean holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and has danced for Ballet Minnesota, Moving Arts Ensemble, Dancers in Company, Antonia & Artists, and independent choreographers including Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Jennifer Muller, Nicholas Leichter, Nora Gibson, Chris Masters, Melinda Jean Myers, and Paula Lamamie de Clairac. Sean's work has been presented at Ten Tiny Performances, LOUi, Fertile Ground, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, IUCC Experimental Microcinema, InHale Performance Series, ETC. Performance Series, iHearIC, Society of Composers Inc, 24+24, OCGOPF, and IC Open City, as well as at various University of Iowa concerts and self-produced shows and tours. He enjoys working collaboratively and incorporating physical theater, video, improvisation, and text. More information can be found on STBDancing.com. This is Sean's second season with NGCB.
    • Partners

      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
      Performance Garage
      Performance Garage
  • 10:00 AM
  • Be a Conservator!

    Be a Conservator!

    Do you have what it takes to preserve archaeology’s greatest treasures? Investigate the science of deterioration and preservation as you participate in hands-on conservation activities alongside Penn Museum conservators.

    Be a Conservator!

    Be a Conservator!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 01:30 pm

    Do you have what it takes to preserve archaeology’s greatest treasures? Find out with a visit to the Penn Museum! Visitors will investigate the science of deterioration and preservation as they participate in hands-on conservation activities alongside REAL Penn Museum conservators! Guests will have the opportunity to witness live conservation in the Museum’s Artifact Lab, where conservators will be available to answer questions from (time TBD).
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with museum admission

    • Location

      Penn Museum

      3260 South Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Penn Museum - Be a Scientist!
      Penn Museum - Be a Scientist!
    • Partners

      Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
      Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
  • Be an Innovator!

    Be an Innovator!

    Step into the shoes of groundbreaking innovators like chemist and inventor Stephanie Kwolek, designer extraordinaire Buckminster Fuller, and many others! Learn about these individuals’ lives and discover their work through hands-on, interactive stations

    Be an Innovator!

    Be an Innovator!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Located on Innovation Plaza and alongside the Innovator’s Walk of Fame, the Be an Innovator! program will shine a light on the tradition of discovery and innovation in Greater Philadelphia and the groundbreaking contributions made to the scientific and entrepreneurial communities that have revolutionized the local, regional and global landscape. Participants will step into the shoes of innovators like Stephanie Kwalek, the DuPont chemist and creator of Kevlar, and designer extraordinaire Buckminster Fuller. Participants will learn about these individuals’ lives and discover their work through hands-on, interactive stations and challenges that connect the disciplines of art and science.

    Multiple activity stations will be set up around Innovation Plaza, each with an activity based on a featured idea or innovator. A design challenge using everyday materials will allow participants to discover basic principles of engineering. Participants will also be able to explore the strength of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome by building their own models while comparing the properties of different materials to understand the science behind design. Another interactive station will provide context and allow participants to learn about the lives of the innovators with a fact-finding scavenger hunt around the Innovation Plaza.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Innovation Plaza at uCity Square

      3700 Market Street, Outside

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      University City Science Center - Be a Scientist!
      University City Science Center - Be a Scientist!
    • Partners

      University City Science Center
      University City Science Center
  • Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Learn to draw blueprints, design amazing skyscrapers, and build models while working together to assemble an exciting cityscape.

    Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Be a K'Nex Architect!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Be a K'Nex Architect - Become an architect for the day! Learn to draw blueprints, design an amazing skyscraper, build an architectural model, and work together to design an amazing city for your towers - all using locally designed and manufactured K'Nex building toys.
    This workshop is appropriate for children in grades 2-6
    All materials are included as part of your registration.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free, registration required

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Center for Architecture Design

      1218 Arch Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Speakers

      The Center for Architecture + Design - Be a Scientist!
      The Center for Architecture + Design - Be a Scientist!
    • Partners

      The Center for Architecture Design
      The Center for Architecture Design
  • Be a Paleontologist!

    Be a Paleontologist!

    Explorers of all ages can dig alongside real scientists for 65-million-year-old fossils, and if you find something, you get to take it home!

    Be a Paleontologist!

    Be a Paleontologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Explore Earth's deep past at the Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University. Explorers of all ages can dig alongside real scientists for 65-million-year-old fossils with their own hands...and take them home! Visitors can also examine Late Cretaceous marine fossils found at this site, including fearsome mosasaurs, 25-foot crocodiles, several species of shark and sea turtles. Talk with Rowan paleontologists about their research into the last days of the dinosaurs and visit the Fossil Park Store. Admission to the event is FREE. Cash-only parking is $10 per vehicle. The Edelman Fossil Park is not yet open to the public for regular tours, so take advantage of this unique opportunity for family scientific discovery! No metal tools are allowed in the quarry, but you may bring plastic shovels and buckets. We also have plastic tools for guests to use. Please bring sun screen and wipes (there are no washing facilities at this time).
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: SOLD OUT!

    • Location

      Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University

      625 Woodbury-Glassboro Road

      Sewell, NJ, 08080

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University - Be a Scientist!
      Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University - Be a Scientist!
    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • 11:00 AM
  • Be a Farm Scientist!

    Be a Farm Scientist!

    Join Food Moxie on the Henry Got Crops CSA Farm at Saul High School for some hands-on farming and science activities!

    Be a Farm Scientist!

    Be a Farm Scientist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Join Food Moxie on the Henry Got Crops CSA Farm at Saul High School for some hands-on farming and science activities! Close toe shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirts are encouraged.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Henry Got Crops! CSA at Saul High School

      7095 Henry Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19128

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Food Moxie (formerly Weavers Way Community Programs) - Activity Provider at Be a Scientist Sunday
      Food Moxie (formerly Weavers Way Community Programs) - Activity Provider at Be a Scientist Sunday
    • Partners

      Saul Agricultural High School
      Saul Agricultural High School
      Food Moxie
      Food Moxie
  • Be an Ecologist!

    Be an Ecologist!

    Collect water samples directly from the Delaware River, get your hands messy in the mud, study organisms under a microscope and see a catfish dissection. Ecologists can get dirty, so dress for a mess!

    Be an Ecologist!

    Be an Ecologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Collect water samples directly from the Delaware River, get your hands messy in the mud, study organisms under a microscope and see a catfish dissection. Ecologists can get dirty, so dress for a mess!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free with museum admission

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
  • Be a Pennovator!

    Be a Pennovator!

    Want to find out what it takes to be an innovator? The University of Pennsylvania opens the doors of the Pennovation Center, Philadelphia’s hub for Penn Engineering robotics research and entrepreneurial initiatives, to robotics, engineering, technology,

    Be a Pennovator!

    Be a Pennovator!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Want to find out what it takes to be an innovator? The University of Pennsylvania opens the doors of the Pennovation Center, Philadelphia’s hub for Penn Engineering robotics research and entrepreneurial initiatives, to robotics, engineering, technology, and innovation enthusiasts ages 5 to 105 for a day full of demonstrations, innovation talks, and hands-on activities. Program robots, solve challenges, and innovate the future. Learn how to put your ideas to work! Be A Pennovator is open to the public. However,
    registration is required to participate in hands-on Pennovation activities.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free, registration required

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Pennovation Center

      3401 Grays Ferry Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19146

      Directions


    • Partners

      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • Be a Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Be a Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Help a patient in their recovery process as part of a health care team! You get to decide which member of the team you will be–the choice is up to you!

    Be a Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Be a Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Help a patient in their recovery process as part of a health care team! You get to decide which member of the team you will be–the choice is up to you!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      University of the Sciences Integrated Professional Education Complex

      4306 Woodland Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
  • Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Ever wonder how a can of spray paint works? Why a marker writes? How lift machinery operates? Join Mural Arts Philadelphia and explore the mechanics behind the mural masterpieces that light up the walls of our city.

    Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Be an Artistic Engineer!

    Sun, Apr 23

    11:00 am

    To: Mon, Apr 24 2:00 pm

    Ever wonder how a can of spray paint works? Why a marker writes? How lift machinery operates? Join Mural Arts Philadelphia and explore the mechanics behind the mural masterpieces that light up the walls of our city.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center

      1727-29 Mt Vernon Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Mural Arts Philadelphia - Be a Scientist!
      Mural Arts Philadelphia - Be a Scientist!
    • Partners

      Mural Arts Philadelphia
      Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • 12:00 PM
  • Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Visit the Mount Laurel campus for a day exploding with STEM exploration. See 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

    Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Science Slam at Rowan College at Burlington County

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Visit the Mount Laurel campus for a day exploding with STEM exploration. See 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, 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, NJ, 08054

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Rowan College at Burlington County - Be a Scientist!
      Rowan College at Burlington County - Be a Scientist!
    • Partners

      Rowan College at Burlington County
      Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Be a Marine Biologist!

    Be a Marine Biologist!

    Dive into ocean life at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Temple biologists and other special guests will reveal the wonders of ocean organisms with a focus on the importance of coral reef ecosystems.

    Be a Marine Biologist!

    Be a Marine Biologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Dive into ocean life at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Temple biologists and other special guests will reveal the wonders of ocean organisms with a focus on the importance of coral reef ecosystems.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Wagner Free Institute of Science

      1700 West Montgomery Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19121

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Wagner Free Institute of Science - Be a Scientist! (Marine Biologist)
      Wagner Free Institute of Science - Be a Scientist! (Marine Biologist)
    • Partners

      Wagner Free Institute of Science
      Wagner Free Institute of Science
  • Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Learn what it's like to be an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visit a high-tech, sound proof room, measure the volume of your music, and learn how your ears help guide you through the world.

    Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Be a CHOP Audiologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Learn what it's like to be an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visit a high-tech, sound proof room, measure the volume of your music, and learn how your ears help guide you through the world. In addition to CHOP Audiologists,
    CHOP Speech Language Pathologists will demonstrate therapies and technology to
    address stuttering and severe communication disorders.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

      3500 Civic Center Blvd, 5th Floor

      Philadelphia, PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Speakers

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Audiology - Be A Scientist!
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Audiology - Be A Scientist!
    • Partners

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Be an Engineer!

    Be an Engineer!

    Learn how engineers find solutions to problems and use these skills to build your own designs to solve challenges. You’ll work alongside engineering students from Philadelphia University to design and build your own engineering creations.

    Be an Engineer!

    Be an Engineer!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Learn how engineers find solutions to problems and use these skills to build your own designs to solve challenges. You’ll work alongside engineering students from Philadelphia University to design and build your own engineering creations.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia University

      4201 Henry Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Philadelphia University - Be a Scientist
      Philadelphia University - Be a Scientist
    • Partners

      Philadelphia University
      Philadelphia University
  • Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Find out what it’s like to be an early 19th century doctor in a real surgical amphitheater and learn about medicinal plants in the hospital’s Physic Garden.

    Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Be an 18th and 19th Century Doctor!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Find out what it’s like to be an early 19th century doctor in a real surgical amphitheater and learn about medicinal plants in the hospital’s Physic Garden.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Pennsylvania Hospital

      800 Spruce Street - Enter at the Archway on 8th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Penn Medicine - Be a Scientist
      Penn Medicine - Be a Scientist
    • Partners

      Pennsylvania Hospital
      Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Go behind the scenes at Jefferson to witness healthcare professionals and medical technology in action. Role play being a doctor or a nurse at our teddy bear clinic, visit a simulation operating room, learn how medical imaging reveals the inner working of

    Be a Doctor!

    Be a Doctor!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Go behind the scenes at Jefferson to witness healthcare professionals and medical technology in action. Role play being a doctor or a nurse at our teddy bear clinic, visit a simulation operating room, learn how medical imaging reveals the inner working of our bodies, and experience many other hands-on, family-friendly activities designed to expose you to the fields of medicine, health professions, and biomedical research. Children are welcome to bring their stuffed animals.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building

      1001 Locust Street

      Philadelphia , PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Thomas Jefferson University - Be A Doctor!
      Thomas Jefferson University - Be A Doctor!
    • Partners

      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
  • Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Did you know scientists need your help to learn about and protect bees? Learn how to track honey bees, recognize when a bee has been infected by a deadly Zombie Fly, map sites of ground-nesting bees and more!

    Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Bee a Citizen Scientist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Did you know scientists need your help to learn about and protect bees? Learn how to track honey bees, recognize when a bee has been infected by a deadly Zombie Fly, map sites of ground-nesting bees and more!

    Dress for the weather.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm

      6026 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Speakers

      The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Wyck House - "Be a Scientist!"
      The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Wyck House - "Be a Scientist!"
    • Partners

      SciStarter
      SciStarter
      Beekeeper's Guild
      Beekeeper's Guild
      Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
  • Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Get a rare inside look behind the hospital curtains of one of the area’s leading hospitals for children! In an exclusive interactive event, guests will have the chance to tour Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art surgical facilitie

    Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Be a CHOP Surgical Nurse!

    Sun, Apr 23

    12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Get a rare inside look behind the hospital curtains of one of the area’s leading hospitals for children! In an exclusive interactive event, guests will have the chance to tour Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art surgical facilities where hundreds of children’s lives are saved every day. Plus, learn what it means to be on a surgical team from the experts themselves through one-on-one interactions, special science games, and fun crafts.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: FREE

    • Location

      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

      3401 Civic Center Boulevard

      Philadelphia , PA, 19104

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 1:00 PM
  • Be a Food Psychologist!

    Be a Food Psychologist!

    Why do we crave some foods, but fear others? Learn how taste, smell, memory, and emotion all work together to make us eat the foods we do. Test your levels of chocolate craving or desire to eat strange foods, and parents can ask questions about food neoph

    Be a Food Psychologist!

    Be a Food Psychologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Why do we crave some foods, but fear others? Learn how taste, smell, memory, and emotion all work together to make us eat the foods we do. Test your levels of chocolate craving or desire to eat strange foods, and parents can ask questions about food neophobia (picky eating).
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Greensgrow Community Kitchen

      2139 East Cumberland Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Hungry Education - Be a Scientist!
      Hungry Education - Be a Scientist!
      Marcia Pelchat
      Marcia Pelchat
      Marcia Pelchat is Associate Member Emerita at Monell Chemical Senses Center and an Adjunct Professor of Food Science at Drexel University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutritional Psychology and PhD in Physiological Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on the development and modification of food preferences in humans. Marcia will also be a part of the “Be a Food Psychologist” program.
    • Partners

      Greensgrow Farms
      Greensgrow Farms
      Hungry Education
      Hungry Education
  • Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    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

    Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Family Science Sunday at Rowan University

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    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, visit the Virtual Reality Center, and participate in numerous hands-on science activities for the entire family!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan University

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Rowan University - Are You a Budding Scientist?
      Rowan University - Are You a Budding Scientist?
      Rowan University - Astronaut Planetarium Show
      Rowan University - Astronaut Planetarium Show
      Rowan University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Rowan University - How Does Our Body Move?
      Rowan University - STEAM Obstacle Course
      Rowan University - STEAM Obstacle Course
      Rowan University - Virtual Reality Cave
      Rowan University - Virtual Reality Cave
    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • CANCELLED: Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    CANCELLED: Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergenc

    CANCELLED: Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    CANCELLED: Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergencies and visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Abington Hospital, Lenfest Pavilion Frobese Conference Center

      1200 Old York Road

      Abington, PA, 19001

      Directions


      Abington Hospital, Lenfest Pavilion

      1200 Old York Road

      Abington, PA,

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Jefferson Health - Be A Doctor! (Abington & Aria)
      Jefferson Health - Be A Doctor! (Abington & Aria)
    • Partners

      Abington Hospital
      Abington Hospital
  • Be an H2O-ologist!

    Be an H2O-ologist!

    The earth is covered in water from big oceans to small ponds. We need it to cook, shower, drink, and much more. Put on a lab coat and explore how water impacts both the animal and human communities of the Delaware River.

    Be an H2O-ologist!

    Be an H2O-ologist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    The earth is covered in water from big oceans to small ponds. We need it to cook, shower, drink, and much more. Put on a lab coat and explore how water impacts both the animal and human communities of the Delaware River. Attendees will make a lab coat (out of a trash bag), use red cabbage as a pH indicator, explore how waterfowl feathers stay dry (water and oil experiment), sink/float experiments and make their own aluminum boats.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Pier 68 Philadelphia Waterfront

      1751 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard - at the end of Pier 70 Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19148

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Natural Lands Trust - Be a H2O-ologist!
      Natural Lands Trust - Be a H2O-ologist!
    • Partners

      Natural Lands Trust
      Natural Lands Trust
      Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
      Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergenc

    Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    Be a Doctor! Teddy Bear Clinic

    Sun, Apr 23

    1:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Bring your teddy bear or favorite doll for a check-up at our Teddy Bear Clinic, where children experience what it’s like to be a doctor or nurse. This hands-on, family-friendly program is designed to help children feel less afraid about medical emergencies and visits to the doctor’s office or hospital.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Aria Health System

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      Directions


      Torresdale Hospital

      10800 Knights Road

      Philadelphia, PA,

      Directions


    • Partners

      Aria Health System
      Aria Health System
  • 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 at all of Fishtown’s most popular venues, this is the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever g

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sun, Apr 23

    2:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations, and awe-inspiring activities at all of Fishtown’s most popular venues, this is the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever go on. So, raise a pint in the name of science and buckle up for the most mind blowing brunch you’ll ever have!
    Locations include:
    Barcade |1114 Frankford Ave (21+)
    Bottle Bar | 1308 Frankford Avenue
    Fette Sau | 1208 Frankford Avenue
    Frankford Hall | 1210 Frankford Avenue
    Front Street Cafe l 1253 North Front Street
    Garage | 100 East Girard Avenue (21+)
    Kensington Quarters | 1335 Frankford Avenue
    La Columbe | 1335 Frankford Avenue
    Pennsylvania SPCA Fishtown Center | 1546 Frankford Avenue
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free to attend, $5 wristband for happy hour prices at all venues

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Frankford Hall

      1210 Frankford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19125

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Black Tribbles - So You Think You Can Superhero?
      Black Tribbles - So You Think You Can Superhero?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - What are Genetic Counselors?
      Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - What are Genetic Counselors?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Neuroscience Club - Can you keep your head straight?
      Neuroscience Club - Can you keep your head straight?
      Penn Museum - Activity Provider
      Penn Museum - Activity Provider
      Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Club & Pennsylvania SPCA - That's on My Pet?: Preventable Parasites and How to Recognize Them
      Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Club & Pennsylvania SPCA - That's on My Pet?: Preventable Parasites and How to Recognize Them
      Pennsylvania SPCA - Activity Provider
      Pennsylvania SPCA - Activity Provider
      Philly Loves Beer- Science Crawl
      Philly Loves Beer- Science Crawl
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Saint Benjamin Brewing Company - Activity Provider
      Saint Benjamin Brewing Company - Activity Provider
      Storm Blooper (Chris De Pew) - You can write your own music on an original Gameboy?
      Storm Blooper (Chris De Pew) - You can write your own music on an original Gameboy?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of the Sciences - Can We Implode a Stainless Steel Fermenter?
      University of the Sciences - Can We Implode a Stainless Steel Fermenter?
      University of the Sciences - How is cask beer different from kegged beer?
      University of the Sciences - How is cask beer different from kegged beer?
    • Partners

      Frankford Hall
      Frankford Hall
      Fette Sau BBQ
      Fette Sau BBQ
      Bottle Bar East
      Bottle Bar East
      Kensington Quarters
      Kensington Quarters
      LaColombe
      LaColombe
      Front Street Cafe
      Front Street Cafe
      Barcade
      Barcade
      Pennsylvania SPCA
      Pennsylvania SPCA
      Garage North
      Garage North
  • Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Meet an aquatic scientist, ask questions, and explore how the mighty freshwater mussel is attracting attention for its ability to filter water naturally. See how they grow and learn about the role they play in our river ecology at the new demonstration mu

    Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Be an Environmental Scientist!

    Sun, Apr 23

    2:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Meet an aquatic scientist, ask questions, and explore how the mighty freshwater mussel is attracting attention for its ability to filter water naturally. See how they grow and learn about the role they play in our river ecology at the new demonstration mussel hatchery.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Fairmount Water Works

      640 Waterworks Drive

      Philadelphia, PA, 19130

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Fairmount Water Works - Be a Scientist
      Fairmount Water Works - Be a Scientist
    • Partners

      Fairmount Water Works
      Fairmount Water Works
  • 2:30 PM
  • Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

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

    Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Murder at the Mütter: Hooked

    Sun, Apr 23

    2:30 pm - 06:30 pm

    Forensics meets fun in this murder mystery party at the Mutter Museum. Uncover clues, analyze evidence, and crack codes alongside real forensics experts and find out if you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 15.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: SOLD OUT!

    • Location

      Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

      19 South 22nd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
      Penn Medicine
      Penn Medicine
      Swarthmore College
      Swarthmore College
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      University of the Sciences
      University of the Sciences
      Arcadia University
      Arcadia University
      Drexel University
      Drexel University
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Phoenixville Area High School
      Phoenixville Area High School
      Lehigh County District Attorney's Office
      Lehigh County District Attorney's Office
      Homicide Unit, County Detective Bureau, Montgomery County
      Homicide Unit, County Detective Bureau, Montgomery County
      The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education at Rutgers University
      The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education at Rutgers University
  • 3:30 PM
  • Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Philadelphia City Institute Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia City Institute Library

      1905 Locust St

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      FMC - How Can You Help Feed a Growing World?
      FMC - How Can You Help Feed a Growing World?
      Mütter Museum - What Is That Bone Called?
      Mütter Museum - What Is That Bone Called?
      Penn Museum - What in the World?
      Penn Museum - What in the World?
      The Monell Center - You Have a Fingerprint, but Have You Met Your Noseprint?
      The Monell Center - You Have a Fingerprint, but Have You Met Your Noseprint?
      Thomas Jefferson - What Is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson - What Is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?
  • Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Ramonita de Rodriguez Library

      600 West Girard Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Mural Arts Philadelphia - How Do You Marble Milk?
      Mural Arts Philadelphia - How Do You Marble Milk?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      Wagner Free Institute of Science - How Can We Explore Nature in Our Neighborhood?
      Wagner Free Institute of Science - How Can We Explore Nature in Our Neighborhood?
  • Richmond Library

    Richmond Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Richmond Library

    Richmond Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Richmond Library

      2987 Almond Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19134

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - What Do Engineers Do?
      Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - What Do Engineers Do?
      Esteem Girls Inc - Are You Mad for Science?
      Esteem Girls Inc - Are You Mad for Science?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
  • Torresdale Library

    Torresdale Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Torresdale Library

    Torresdale Library

    Mon, Apr 24

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Torresdale Library

      3079 Holme Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19135

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?
      New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium - Sharks vs. Rip Curents: Which is a Bigger Ocean Hazard?
      New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium - Sharks vs. Rip Curents: Which is a Bigger Ocean Hazard?
      Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?
      Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?
      University of Pennsylvania - What’s So Big About Super Small Science?
      University of Pennsylvania - What’s So Big About Super Small Science?
  • 6:00 PM
  • Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore debunked theories that were once accepted as reality in the scientific world. Five speakers will dive into beliefs that clouded scientific reasoning throughout history. Guests will be able to rate

    Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Science On Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Mon, Apr 24

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore debunked theories that were once accepted as reality in the scientific world. Five speakers will dive into beliefs that clouded scientific reasoning throughout history. Guests will be able to rate the most outrageous stories, question reality, and raise a glass to the all too human response of accepting things at face value.
    Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions:
    • Academy of Natural Sciences
    • American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum
    • Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)
    • Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    • Wagner Free Institute of Science
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      National Mechanics

      22 South 3rd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Diana Marsh
      Diana Marsh
      Diana is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society. She earned her PhD in (Museum) Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and her Masters in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. She is a museum theorist and practitioner researching how heritage institutions communicate with the public. Diana is curious to know whether Charles Willson Peale ever slept.
      Jeffrey Womack
      Jeffrey Womack
      Jeffrey Womack is a Historian from the College of Physicians. He attended the University of Houston, where he earned his PhD. His interests include the history of technology, medicine, and bioethics. Some of Jeffrey’s current research includes radioactive water that was sold as an “energy drink” out of glowing water tanks at doctors’ offices.
      Jennifer Vess
      Jennifer Vess
      Jennifer Vess is The Brooke Dolan Archivist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. She has degrees in history, writing and museum studies, and after spending several years in museum education, she transitioned into museum collections. She has been happily immersed in objects, archives, and photographs ever since. Even though archives are supposed to be just documents, they do come across unexpected things like the skins of mice or dried plants mixed in among the correspondence, catalogs, reports etc.
      Roger Turner
      Roger Turner
      Roger Turner is a Research Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his PhD in History and Sociology of Science. He studies the history of weather forecasting and atmospheric science, airplanes and the History of Flight, 20th century American History, connections between television weather reports, cartoons, and gender and air pollution and environmental policy. While looking at the cartoons used in military training manuals from World War II, Roger uncovered the origins of the visual style used in TV weather reports.
      Sharrona Pearl
      Sharrona Pearl
      Sharrona Pearl is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended Harvard University, where she earned her PhD. She is a historian and theorist of the face and body, with a special focus on race, gender, and disability. Her interests include the role of the face as a medium of communication and judgment in interpersonal interactions and in film, television, newspapers, and digital contexts. Sharrona finds it amazing that faces can be transplanted!
    • Partners

      National Mechanics
      National Mechanics
  • 6:30 PM
  • Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite beverage: rum! Tickle your taste buds with tinctures and savor the science of spices as you learn the do’s and don’ts of distilling rum from head to tai

    Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Cocktail Lab: Rum

    Mon, Apr 24

    6:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite beverage: rum! Tickle your taste buds with tinctures and savor the science of spices as you learn the do’s and don’ts of distilling rum from head to tail. The proof is in the pour: this program will make you an expert on anything rum.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $20

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Independence Seaport Museum

      211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Anthony Barrel Company - Barrel Assembly, Barrel Charring
      Anthony Barrel Company - Barrel Assembly, Barrel Charring
      Art in the Age - What's Rum Got To Do With It?
      Art in the Age - What's Rum Got To Do With It?
      Cooper River Distillers
      Cooper River Distillers
      Cooper River Distillers is the first legal distillery in Camden, NJ ever! They produce a wide range of craft spirits including Petty’s Island Rum, Copper & Vine Garden State Brandy, and Cooper River Rye and Bourbon Whiskeys. All of Cooper River’s spirits are hand-crafted in downtown Camden, New Jersey, and are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else!
      University of the Sciences - How does charcoal filtration change Rum?
      University of the Sciences - How does charcoal filtration change Rum?
    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
Tue, Apr 25 6 Events
Wed, Apr 26 7 Events
Thu, Apr 27 7 Events
Fri, Apr 28 23 Events
  • 3:30 PM
  • David Cohen Ogontz Library

    David Cohen Ogontz Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    David Cohen Ogontz Library

    David Cohen Ogontz Library

    Tue, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      David Cohen Ogontz Library

      6017 Ogontz Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19141

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) - What Do You See?
      Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) - What Do You See?
      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium - Can You Be a Beach Detective?
      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium - Can You Be a Beach Detective?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
  • Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Falls of Schuylkill Library

    Tue, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Falls of Schuylkill Library

      3501 Midvale Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19129

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) - What Can Flies Teach Us About Science?
      Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) - What Can Flies Teach Us About Science?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Is Fish Poop the Future of Our Food?
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Is Fish Poop the Future of Our Food?
      Schuylkill Center - How Can You Help Wildlife?
      Schuylkill Center - How Can You Help Wildlife?
  • Kingsessing Library

    Kingsessing Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Kingsessing Library

    Kingsessing Library

    Tue, Apr 25

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Kingsessing Library

      1201 S. 51st St.

      Philadelphia, PA, 19143

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?
      Pennsylvania SPCA - How Do Pets Perceive the World?
      Pennsylvania SPCA - How Do Pets Perceive the World?
      University of the Sciences - How Does It Change?
      University of the Sciences - How Does It Change?
  • 6:30 PM
  • Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    See if you can determine fact from fiction in this engaging program all about the science of deception. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most convincing tricks as you uncover the secret science behind artificial sweeteners, animal mimicry, artistic f

    Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Tue, Apr 25

    6:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    See if you can determine fact from fiction in this engaging program all about the science of deception. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most convincing tricks as you uncover the secret science behind artificial sweeteners, animal mimicry, artistic forgeries, and more!
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $5 presale, $10 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Chemical Heritage Foundation

      315 Chestnut Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Anna N. Dhody
      Anna N. Dhody
      Anna Dhody is the Director and the Mütter Institute & Curator at the Mütter Museum. She earned her Masters in Forensic Science at George Washington University. Her interests include Forensic Anthropology, History of Medicine, and “dead stuff”. Anna oversees one of the most fascinating collections of medical history in the US. They have the largest human colon on display in the world and the second tallest human skeleton on display.
      Brian Baade
      Brian Baade
      Brian Baade is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware, where he also received his Masters of Science. His interests include art conservation, painting conservation, and technical art history. One of his pigments that was used in a study was made from cow urine.
      Greg Cowper
      Greg Cowper
      Greg Cowper is an entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences. His interests include biodiversity, museums and society, the insects of Philadelphia, and the intersection between art and science. His research interests involve the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Heteroptera, or the “True Bugs.”
      Jayatri Das
      Jayatri Das
      Jayatri Das is the Chief Bio-scientist at the Franklin Institute. She attended Princeton University, where she earned her PhD. She figures out ways to make science understandable, interesting, and relevant to people of all ages. She is interested in having conversations about how emerging bio-technologies will change our society and the decisions we make. Each year, thousands of people feel the texture of a human brain inside a 3D printed version of Jayatri’s head at The Franklin Institute.
      Karen Yee
      Karen Yee
      Karen Yee is a Research Associate at the Monell Center. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her PhD in Physiology. Her interests included chemical senses (taste and olfaction), cellular mechanisms, and histology. “But mom there's an actual scientific reason why I don't like brussel sprouts or bitter melon!”
      Robert Kurzban
      Robert Kurzban
      Robert Kurzban is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his PhD in Psychology. His interests include evolutionary biology, cognitive science, behavioral economics, public administration, morality, cooperation, friendship, mating, and emotions. Robert is curious about why “victimless crimes” exist in our society today.
    • Partners

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Chemical Heritage Foundation
      Monell Center
      Monell Center
      Monell Chemical Senses Center
      University of Delaware
      University of Delaware
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • Cookie Lab

    Cookie Lab

    A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and every step is crucial—especially when making the classic chocolate chip cookie. Led by R2L’s pastry chef Peter Scarola and The Franklin Institute’s residen

    Cookie Lab

    Cookie Lab

    Tue, Apr 25

    6:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and every step is crucial—especially when making the classic chocolate chip cookie. Led by R2L’s pastry chef Peter Scarola and The Franklin Institute’s resident food scientist, Shanna Caster, attendees are able to enter the Cookie Lab to bake, dissect, and taste how one little recipe adjustment can make a big difference to the quality of a cookie! The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center serves as the Cookie Lab as we explore—and taste—the science of baking.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $30

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor

      1901 Vine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Peter Scarola
      Peter Scarola
      Peter Scarola is the Executive Pastry Chef at R2L restaurant. He earned his Bachelor's in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. His interests include baking, pastry making, and chocolate. Peter reveals that the most interesting place that he has been for his work is to cocoa plantations of Peru. .
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster
      Shanna Caster is the Public Programs Manager at The Franklin Institute. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her interests include chemistry and kitchen science. Shanna’s team is in charge of blowing stuff up for educational purposes. And for fun.
    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      R2L Restaurant
      R2L Restaurant
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

    A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex reactions abound when we stimulate the senses. Join us for an exhilarating, wide-ranging exploration of sensory overload—from psychedelic hallucinations to being

    Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

    Tue, Apr 25

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex reactions abound when we stimulate the senses. Join us for an exhilarating, wide-ranging exploration of sensory overload—from psychedelic hallucinations to being “drunk in love.” With a different Yards brew paired with each topic, this evening is sure to be one full of dizzying delight.Talks begin at 8 pm! This event is 21+.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $20

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Yards Brewing Company

      901 North Delaware Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Abigail Wolf, MD
      Abigail Wolf, MD
      Abigail Wolf is an Associate Professor and Residency Program Director for Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She earned her MD from Temple University School of Medicine. She has delivered thousands of babies, and provides preventative women's health care, performs surgery, and teaches residents and medical students. Abigail’s work never gets boring, every baby's delivery is a new adventure!
      Carlo Siracusa
      Carlo Siracusa
      Carlo Siracusa is a board certified veterinarian, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, and the Director of the Behavior Service at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also did his residency. He earned his Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Messina in Italy and his PhD at Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. His interests include animal behavior, animal stress and welfare, and behavior problems of small animals. Carlo finds it amazing to see how often people often misunderstand the behavior of their pets.
      Frank Wartinger
      Frank Wartinger
      Frank Wartinger is an audiologist at Earmark Hearing Conservation. He studied at Salus University, where he earned his Doctor of Audiology degree. His interests include diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologic service in the pediatric population. Hearing conservation and healthy hearing community education are also his interests, due to his background in music production and performance. Frank has realized, from exploring public perception and individual behaviors regarding music, sound, and noise exposure, that people like loud sounds but often aren't aware of how to enjoy them in a responsible and sustaining manner.
      Marcia Pelchat
      Marcia Pelchat
      Marcia Pelchat is Associate Member Emerita at Monell Chemical Senses Center and an Adjunct Professor of Food Science at Drexel University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutritional Psychology and PhD in Physiological Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on the development and modification of food preferences in humans. Marcia will also be a part of the “Be a Food Psychologist” program.
      Nathan T. Fried
      Nathan T. Fried
      Nathan Fried is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors in Biology and Mathematics from Drexel University and his PhD in Neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. He is most interested in the neuroscience of sensory sight systems, including sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. He is currently focusing on understanding the circuits that transmit pain and touch up through the spinal cord and into the brain’s emotional processing centers with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain. Nathan learned to handle a large sailing vessel and set out across the Sargasso Sea for a two month voyage collecting samples of lantern fish that glow in the dark.
    • Partners

      Yards Brewing Company
      Yards Brewing Company
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
  • 10:30 AM
  • Science Storytime

    Science Storytime

    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 t

    Science Storytime

    Science Storytime

    Wed, Apr 26

    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    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. Though the event is free of charge, please register in advance! Groups can email rgiatras@fi.edu (click link below) with the number of attendees in their group.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: Free; Donations accepted

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Smith Memorial Playground

      3500 Reservoir Drive

      Philadelphia, PA , 19121

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Story Time with Marty the Moose
      Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Story Time with Marty the Moose
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Nature Preschool - Which Shelter/House Can the Wind Blow Down?
      The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Nature Preschool - Which Shelter/House Can the Wind Blow Down?
      The children will have the opportunity to build shelters/houses out of various natural materials, such as straw, sticks, and rocks. After building their shelter/house, they will try to blow it down to find out which materials used can resist the wind.
  • 3:30 PM
  • Charles Santore Library

    Charles Santore Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Charles Santore Library

    Charles Santore Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Charles Santore Library

      932 South 7th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19147

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Do We Clean-up Toxic Waste?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Do We Clean-up Toxic Waste?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Independence Seaport Museum - What Lies Beneath the Sea?
      Independence Seaport Museum - What Lies Beneath the Sea?
      Spark-Fuel-Ignite!/University of the Arts - Communities: How Do We Make Connections?
      Spark-Fuel-Ignite!/University of the Arts - Communities: How Do We Make Connections?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • Wynnefield Library

    Wynnefield Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Wynnefield Library

    Wynnefield Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wynnefield Library

      5325 Overbrook Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19131

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Destination Imagination - How Well Can You Race the Clock and Creatively Solve Instant Challenges?
      Destination Imagination - How Well Can You Race the Clock and Creatively Solve Instant Challenges?
      Professional Development Dimensions - How Safe Is Your Rollercoaster?
      Professional Development Dimensions - How Safe Is Your Rollercoaster?
      Professional Development Dimensions - Sweep It Away: How Do You Clean-up an Environmental Beach Spill?
      Professional Development Dimensions - Sweep It Away: How Do You Clean-up an Environmental Beach Spill?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside a Computer?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside a Computer?
  • Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Joseph E. Coleman Library

      68 W. Chelten Ave

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - How Can Gravity Power a Car?
      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - How Can Gravity Power a Car?
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Your Mind is Powerful: How Does Your Mind Control Your Body?
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Your Mind is Powerful: How Does Your Mind Control Your Body?
  • Greater Olney Library

    Greater Olney Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Greater Olney Library

    Greater Olney Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Greater Olney Library

      5501 North 5th Street

      Philadelphia , PA, 19120-2805

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
  • Independence Library

    Independence Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Independence Library

    Independence Library

    Wed, Apr 26

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Independence Library

      18 South 7th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Dow - Who Took Fifi?
      Dow - Who Took Fifi?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
  • 6:30 PM
  • Geek Out Game Show!

    Geek Out Game Show!

    Are you a science whiz with a competitive streak? Put your knowledge to the test in the ultimate geek game show! This game show style competition will place players alongside science experts in a series of challenges as teams compete to win!

    Geek Out Game Show!

    Geek Out Game Show!

    Wed, Apr 26

    6:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Are you a science whiz with a
    competitive streak? Join quiz master (and everyone’s favorite astronomer 
    from
    The Franklin Institute
    )
    Derrick Pitts as he hosts the ultimate geek game show. Several lucky
    contestants will put their knowledge to the test in a series of wild and weird
    science challenges with the hope of being crowned the champion. Sip on a drink
    from the cash bar as you watch contestants tackle one crazy competition after
    another—and experience how outrageous science can be!

    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $5 presale; $10 at the door; $50 VIP Ticket

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      The Franklin Institute

      222 North 20th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19103

      Directions


    • Partners

      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
  • 10:00 AM
  • Science in the National Park

    Science in the National Park

    Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence National Historical Park for a day full of FREE hands-on activities in the birthplace of America.

    Science in the National Park

    Science in the National Park

    Thu, Apr 27

    10:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence National Historical Park for a day full of FREE hands-on activities in the birthplace of America. Activities are geared to an elementary school audience. Email everykidinapark@nps.gov for more information!
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Independence National Visitors Center

      1 North Independence Mall West

      Philadelphia, PA, 19106

      Directions


    • Speakers

      American Philosophical Society - How'd You Make That Color?
      American Philosophical Society - How'd You Make That Color?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Where in the Parks Can You Find That Bird?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Where in the Parks Can You Find That Bird?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Whose Feather is it?
      Audubon Pennsylvania - Whose Feather is it?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation, 4Youth Productions - How Can We Be Friendlier to the Environment?
      Chemical Heritage Foundation, 4Youth Productions - How Can We Be Friendlier to the Environment?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      Laurel Hill Cemetery - What Is Stronger Than Stone?
      Laurel Hill Cemetery - What Is Stronger Than Stone?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?
      PharmaCadence Analytical Services, LLC - How Do You Weigh a Molecule?
      PharmaCadence Analytical Services, LLC - How Do You Weigh a Molecule?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?
      The Schuylkill Center - Breathe in Nature – Hike with NaturePHL
      The Schuylkill Center - Breathe in Nature – Hike with NaturePHL
      The Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library - How Did Philadelphia’s Most Famous Scientist Spread the News?
      The Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library - How Did Philadelphia’s Most Famous Scientist Spread the News?
      Thomas Jefferson - What Is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson - What Is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Can I Hear the Liberty Bell Ring?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Can I Hear the Liberty Bell Ring?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Red, White, and Blue Shrimp: How Can These Patriotic Colored Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?
      Thomas Jefferson University - Red, White, and Blue Shrimp: How Can These Patriotic Colored Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Do President Thomas Jefferson and the Prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth Have in Common?
      Thomas Jefferson University - What Do President Thomas Jefferson and the Prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth Have in Common?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • 3:30 PM
  • Queen Memorial Library

    Queen Memorial Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Queen Memorial Library

    Queen Memorial Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Queen Memorial Library

      1201 S 23rd Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19146

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?
      The Wistar Institute - What's Inside Our Cells? Discover the Organelles and the "Tasty" Side of Our Genes
      The Wistar Institute - What's Inside Our Cells? Discover the Organelles and the "Tasty" Side of Our Genes
  • Overbrook Park Library

    Overbrook Park Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Overbrook Park Library

    Overbrook Park Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Overbrook Park Library

      7422 Haverford Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19151

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Destination Imagination - How Well Can You Race the Clock and Creatively Solve Instant Challenges?
      Destination Imagination - How Well Can You Race the Clock and Creatively Solve Instant Challenges?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?
      Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make a Circuit?
      Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make a Circuit?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
      University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?
  • Northeast Regional Library

    Northeast Regional Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Northeast Regional Library

    Northeast Regional Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Northeast Regional Library

      2228 Cottman Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19149

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Animalearn - How Can We Make Science Friendly to the Frogs?
      Animalearn - How Can We Make Science Friendly to the Frogs?
      CSTEP Community Science and Technology Education Project - How Can You Invent With Little Bits?
      CSTEP Community Science and Technology Education Project - How Can You Invent With Little Bits?
      NSS Philadelphia Area Space Alliance - Are You Ready to Explore the Space Frontier?
      NSS Philadelphia Area Space Alliance - Are You Ready to Explore the Space Frontier?
      Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - What's So Amazing About Arthropods?
      Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - What's So Amazing About Arthropods?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside a Computer?
      TechGirlz - What's Inside a Computer?
  • Paschalville Library

    Paschalville Library

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands

    Paschalville Library

    Paschalville Library

    Thu, Apr 27

    3:30 pm - 05:30 pm

    Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library to lead FREE after school programs. Spark a passion for STEM learning through exciting experiments, animal encounters, and kid (and scientist) approved hands-on activities, right in your local library.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Paschalville Library

      6942 Woodland Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19142

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?
      Bayshore Center at Bivalve - What's an Oyster?
      Bayshore Center at Bivalve - What's an Oyster?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?
      Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?
      New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium - Sharks vs. Rip Curents: Which is a Bigger Ocean Hazard?
      New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium - Sharks vs. Rip Curents: Which is a Bigger Ocean Hazard?
  • 6:00 PM
  • Life on Mars

    Life on Mars

    Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for one-way missions to the red planet, scheduled to start in 2026. Last year, millions were enthralled by fictional astronaut Mark Watney's not-nearly-as-improbable

    Life on Mars

    Life on Mars

    Thu, Apr 27

    6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for one-way missions to the red planet, scheduled to start in 2026. Last year, millions were enthralled by fictional astronaut Mark Watney's not-nearly-as-improbable-as-you-may-think Mars survival story in The Martian. With recent discoveries of water there, these predictions and fantasies seem like more of a reality than ever before. Will we see the first humans on Mars in our lifetimes? What does all this Mars chatter really mean? Join The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts for a series of fast-paced and engaging flash talks exploring the topic of the mysterious red planet, what we know, and what we may find in the future. Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $5 presale; $10 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Ruba Club Studios

      416 Green Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      David Dinges, PhD
      David Dinges, PhD
      Dr. David Dinges is the Chief for the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and the Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Physiological Psychology from Saint Louis University. His primary focus is on identifying the manner in which sleep need and circadian biology interact to influence wakefulness and neurobehavioral, cognitive, affective and physiological functions (immune, inflammatory, endocrine, metabolic, genetic). David has conducted studies on the International Space Station, as well as different space analog environments, such as Mars 500, NEEMO, and HERA.
      Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD
      Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD
      Dimitri Papanagnou is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Vice Chair for Education, the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, and the Director of In Situ Simulation Program at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dimitri earned his MD from New York University School of Medicine, his MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health, and his EdD from the Teachers College of Columbia University Graduate School of Education. His areas of interest include emergency medicine, medical education, simulation training, patient safety and clinical quality, and bedside point-of-care ultrasound. Dimitri gets to use high-fidelity patient simulators (i.e. robots), the latest technology, and standardized patients (i.e. actors) to create simulated learning environments for real clinical teams to practice their performance and improve the patient care they deliver. “Essentially, it's Hollywood for nerds!”
      Dr. Alexandra Davatzes
      Dr. Alexandra Davatzes
      Dr. Alexandra Davatzes is an Associate Professor at Temple University. She received her undergraduate degree at Pomona College and her PhD at Stanford University. She completed her postdoctoral work at the NASA Ames Research Center. Her interests include early Earth processes and Mars surface processes, specializing in the role of impact cratering on the two planets. Dr. Davatzes has worked in South Africa and Australia, where many of the oldest rocks on Earth reside.
      George Brainard, PhD
      George Brainard, PhD
      Dr. George Brainard is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He earned his PhD in Anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is interested on the effects of light on human circadian, neuroendocrine, and neurobehavioral regulation. He is also conducting research on a subset of the ground crew for the Mars Phoenix Lander mission and in development and testing of solid state lighting for improving sleep in astronauts on the International Space Station. As a teenager, George was interested in how light regulates the pineal gland, and built and launched small rockets. These interests continue to play a role in his career today.
      Mecky Pohlschroder
      Mecky Pohlschroder
      Mecky Pohlschroder is a Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she earned her PhD. Her research focuses on archaea, one of three domains of life. She studies extremophiles, in order to discover how life adapts to extreme conditions. Human bodies have about 40 trillion microbial cells in and on them, which is similar to the number of human cells.
  • 9:00 PM
  • Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program returns! In a provocative presentation, explore the science behind sexual health and reproduction you DIDN’T learn in Sex Ed, and uncover why your brain

    Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Gross Anatomy: Sex

    Thu, Apr 27

    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program returns! In a provocative presentation, explore the science behind sexual health and reproduction you DIDN’T learn in Sex Ed, and uncover why your brain is the biggest sex organ in your body. This event is 21+.
    • Tickets

      Reservation required

      Price: $10 presale; $15 at the door

      Reserve your tickets

    • Location

      Ruba Club Studios

      416 Green Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19123

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Craig Bruns
      Craig Bruns
      Craig Bruns is the Chief Curator at the Independence Seaport Museum. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art. He has become well versed in the history and maritime traditions of the port of Philadelphia and how they have influenced the life of the city. Craig finds it interesting that the 19th century sailor would often carve buttons from the discarded rinds of cheese.
      Dr. Timaree Schmit
      Dr. Timaree Schmit
      Dr. Timaree Schmit is a sexuality educator, who has a sex podcast called “Sex with Timaree”. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Dr. Schmit says that people she meets in elevators tell her things they won’t tell their partner of 30 years.
      Emily C. Stasko
      Emily C. Stasko
      Emily Stasko is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. She earned her Master in Public Health from Yale University and her Masters in Science from Drexel University. She has been working in reproductive and sexual health for more than a decade. Emily’s dissertation looks at the utility of a “Sext Ed” intervention to improve sexual satisfaction for women during fertility treatment.
      Marc Schmidt
      Marc Schmidt
      Marc Schmidt is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned is Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD from Colorado State University. His postdoctoral studies were completed at the California Institute of Technology. His interests include the neurobiology of vocal production and the perception on songbirds. He has recently begun study in neural circuitry underlying mate preference and copulatory display in the brown-headed cowbird. Marc finds it interesting that birds seem to use the same circuits in the brain for singing as they do to control sex.
      Marina Haynes
      Marina Haynes
      Marina Haynes is the curator of KidZooU, primates and smalls mammals, at the Philadelphia Zoo. She earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science at the University of Delaware and her Masters in Animal Behavior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies the animals and humans, observing and interpreting their behavior. Marina has taken teenagers from the Zoo's youth program to Africa to see wild animals 7 times and she thinks the real wild animals were the teens!
      Michael Platt
      Michael Platt
      Michael Platt is the James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. There is a plaque in the Museum of Sex in New York City commemorating the University of Pennsylvania's work on "monkey pay per view".
      Paul Taylor
      Paul Taylor
      Paul Taylor is a member of the Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Show and the Community Outreach Manager. He earned his Bachelor's from Temple University and his Masters of Theater from Villanova University. Paul has performed in China, Singapore, Germany, and Trinidad.
      The Amazing Brettzo
      The Amazing Brettzo
      Philadelphia's Premier Fanboylesquer. He started in 2010 with Bravissimo Burlesque, as their Man at the Door. Shortly thereafter he twirled his moustache, tassels and assels onto the stage. Founder and co-producer of TBA Con, the Television Burlesque Art Convention, host of Brettzo's Brouhaha and cast member of the Too Tease Traveling Theater Troupe. Currently, he is the #SelfDescibed President of Philadelphia Burlesque. He is the Man, the Myth, the Moustache, the Amazing Brettzo!
    • Partners

      Independence Seaport Museum
      Independence Seaport Museum
      Philadelphia Zoo
      Philadelphia Zoo
      The Franklin Institute
      The Franklin Institute
      University of Pennsylvania
      University of Pennsylvania
      Sex with Timaree
      Sex with Timaree
      Ruba Club Studios
      Ruba Club Studios
  • 7:30 PM
  • Esperanza Star Party

    Esperanza Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Esperanza Star Party

    Esperanza Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Esperanza College

      4261 North 5th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Partners

      Esperanza College
      Esperanza College
  • Haverford College Star Party

    Haverford College Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Haverford College Star Party

    Haverford College Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Haverford College, Strawbridge Observatory

      370 Lancaster Avenue

      Haverford, PA, 19041

      Directions


    • Partners

      Haverford College
      Haverford College
  • Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences

      8301 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia , PA, 19118

      Directions


    • Partners

      Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
      Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
  • Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Glen Foerd on the Delaware

      5001 Grant Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19114

      Directions


    • Partners

      Glen Foerd on the Delaware
      Glen Foerd on the Delaware
  • USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      USFWS John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

      8601 Lindbergh Boulevard

      Philadelphia, PA, 19153

      Directions


    • Partners

      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
  • Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Rowan College at Burlington County Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan College at Burlington County

      900 College Circle

      Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan College at Burlington County
      Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Rowan University Star Party

    Rowan University Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Rowan University Star Party

    Rowan University Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Rowan University

      201 Mullica Hill Road

      Glassboro, NJ, 08028

      Directions


    • Partners

      Rowan University
      Rowan University
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial  Star Party

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial  Star Party

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

      100 Clinton Street

      Camden, NJ, 08103

      Directions


    • Partners

      Battleship New Jersey
      Battleship New Jersey
  • Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School  Star Party

    Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School  Star Party

    Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

      1600 Vine Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19102

      Directions


    • Partners

      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
      Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
  • Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Jay Cooke Middle School Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Jay Cooke Middle School

      1300 W Loudon Street

      Philadelphia, PA,

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Indochinese American Council - Citywide Star Party
      Indochinese American Council - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Indochinese American Council
      Indochinese American Council
      Jay Cooke Middle School
      Jay Cooke Middle School
  • Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Timber Creek Dog Park Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Timber Creek Park

      Chews Landing Road & Summerdale Road

      Blackwood, NJ, 08012

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Wow Science - Star Party
      Wow Science - Star Party
    • Partners

      Wow! Science Camp
      Wow! Science Camp
  • South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Di Silvestro Playground

      1701 S 15th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19145

      Directions


    • Speakers

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
      South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center
      South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center
  • Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Grumblethorpe Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Grumblethorpe Historic House & Garden

      5267 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Partners

      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
  • Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Historic Fair Hill Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Historic Fair Hill

      2901 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19133

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Historic Fair Hill - Citywide Star Party
      Historic Fair Hill - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Historic Fair Hill
      Historic Fair Hill
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Laurel Hill Cemetery Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Laurel Hill Cemetery

      3822 Ridge Avenue - Depart from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance

      Philadelphia, PA, 19132

      Directions


    • Partners

      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      Laurel Hill Cemetery
      St. James School
      St. James School
  • MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    MaST Community Charter School Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      MaST Community Charter School

      1800 Byberry Rd.

      Philadelphia, PA , 19116

      Directions


    • Speakers

      MaST Community Charter School - Citywide Star Party
      MaST Community Charter School - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      MaST Charter School
      MaST Charter School
  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center

      1950 Spring Mill Road

      Gladwyne, PA, 19035

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Citywide Star Party
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
      Riverbend Environmental Education Center
  • Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm

      6026 Germantown Avenue

      Philadelphia, PA, 19144

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm - Citywide Star Party
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
  • Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Thomas Jefferson University Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Thomas Jefferson University, Lubert Plaza

      At the corner of 10th and Locust Streets

      Philadelphia, PA, 19107

      Directions


    • Speakers

      Starr Garden / McCall School - Citywide Star Party
      Starr Garden / McCall School - Citywide Star Party
      Thomas Jefferson University - Citywide Star Party
      Thomas Jefferson University - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Thomas Jefferson University
      Thomas Jefferson University
      Starr Garden
      Starr Garden
  • The Lenfest Center Star Party

    The Lenfest Center Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    The Lenfest Center Star Party

    The Lenfest Center Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will be cancelled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      The Lenfest Center

      3890 N. 10th Street

      Philadelphia, PA, 19140

      Directions


    • Speakers

      The Lenfest Center - Citywide Star Party
      The Lenfest Center - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Lenfest
      Lenfest
  • West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    West Oak Lane Library Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      West Oak Lane Branch Library

      2000 E. Washington Lane

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Speakers

      West Oak Lane Library - Free Library of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party
      West Oak Lane Library - Free Library of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party
    • Partners

      Free Library of Philadelphia
      Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Awbury Arboretum Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Awbury Arboretum

      901 East Washington Lane

      Philadelphia, PA, 19138

      Directions


    • Partners

      Awbury Arboretum
      Awbury Arboretum
      Falomi Club/Camp Fire
      Falomi Club/Camp Fire
  • Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Philadelphians look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos–right in you

    Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Global Leadership Academy Star Party

    Fri, Apr 28

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night sky that will unlock the wonders of the universe. In the event of rain or clouds, this star party will continue as scheduled.
    • Tickets

      No reservation required

      Price: Free

    • Location

      Global Leadership Academy

      4601 West Girard Avenue