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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 25 - May 3, 2014

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages. Join in on the Twitter conversation with:

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Find us all around Philadelphia:

 


 

Astronomy Night 

April 26, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN/CLOUDY FORECAST
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd & Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 

Astronomers will bring their telescopes to 20+ sites across the region for simultaneous star parties. A Free Astronomy Night will be held at Independence Seaport Museum beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m.

 


 

Explorer Sunday

April 27, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Free rowing rental is included with regular Museum admission.


 

From STEM To Stern Field Trip (Groups Only)

April 28, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

All aboard for adventure as we learn about science on the water! Hop on the oldest steel warship afloat in the world, the Olympia, and explore mechanical advantage and the science of weaponry. Discover the ecology of the surrounding river shore and sharpen your seaman skills with hands-on boat building techniques. $9 per student and chaperone for groups of 10+. 1 complimentary chaperone for every 10 students. Interested parties should contact Tina Yerkes at (215) 413-8626 or email tyerkes@phillyseaport.org.  


Science Night at the Ballpark

Citizen's Bank Park, 7:00 p.m.
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

At Science Day at the Ballpark, cheer on the Phillies as you explore the science of sports! Independence Seaport Museum will have a hands-on activity, "Buoyancy Baseball Challenge," where visitors will see how many baseball weights can their boat can hold before it sinks.

Purchase tickets here.

 


 

Neighborhood Science After School

May 1, 3:30
Richmond Library
2987 Almond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Neighborhood Science programs take place in local libraries, schools, community centers, churches and other community hubs. The Neighborhood Science programs are free and open to the public. Independence Seaport Museum will have the hands-on activity, "What Floats Your Boat?" demonstrating the science behind what keeps a boat afloat.

 

 

 


Science Carnival

May 3, 10:00 a.m.
Ben Franklin Parkway Outer Drive between 20th & 22nd Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Science Carnival is an all-day event featuring more than 100 exhibitors offering nonstop, family-friendly experiments, games and a packed line-up of entertainment. The Science Carnival is free to the public and held rain or shine.

Independence Seaport Museum will have activities for Science Carnival visitors. Independence Seaport Museum will have the hands-on activity, "What Floats Your Boat?" demonstrating the science behind what keeps a boat afloat. Rozalia Project will have a hands-on activity, "Dude, Where's My Trash?" This demonstration includes a 10' x 10' water tank with a submersible robot designed to look at underwater environmental issues. Our Workshop on the Water will also be doing a demonstration on how to make oars.