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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 26–May 4, 2019

crowd enjoying the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival

philadelphia science festival 

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a 10-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in the spring. It features a science carnival, as well as lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions, and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.

The Academy is a Core Collaborator and Partner Advisory Council Member of the Philadelphia Science Festival. We will be participating in the following activities:

Find the Academy at the 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival:

Friday, April 26th 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Philadelphia Science Festival Citywide Star Party

In honor of the Philadelphia Science Festival, we are hosting a Star Party during our Dinos After Dark pay-what- you-wish event! Turn your eyes to the skies and gaze through a telescope with a Drexel scientist. Make starry crafts to take home and enjoy glow-in-the-dark games and activities!

Sunday April 28th, 2 pm – 5 pm - Fishtown Science Crawl
What's the Buzz About Honey Bees?

Learn about the importance of pollinators, honey bee biology and current threats to the honey bee population. Attendees will handle real beekeeping equipment, sample different honeys, and chat with real beekeepers

Monday, April 29th, 6 pm – 8 pm at National Mechanics
Science on Tap Untapped: My Love Affair with Science

Oh science, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! For the last 10 years, Science on Tap has been in love with science. Join us for a special PSF edition that will get at the heart of why we care so deeply about this wide and varied field. Six speakers will share stories of how they fell for their research hook, line, and sinker. Between these flash-talks, we’ll get to the bottom of the greatest mystery of them all: just what is science’s love language?

Wednesday, May 1st, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Holmesburg Library 7810 Frankford Ave.
Science After School: “Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?”

This touch table will connect avian and non-avian dinosaurs.

Saturday, May 4th: Science Carnival 10 am – 4 pm
What can you sense at the beach?

Explore the beach by using your five senses! We will see seashell spirals, sample salty seaweed, experience the sounds of the sea, and construct castles out of sand. This booth will be in the Carnival’s Tot Lot, which is perfect for young children and their families.