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Philly Science Spotlight

Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that the Delaware Valley boasts a diverse array of scientific researchers who are breaking ground in their fields and unlocking the mysteries of our world? Join us for a series of flash talks hosted by The Fra... read more

Patent Pending: Making Your Way to the Top

Philadelphia, PA
Let your imagination take the driver’s seat in this evening encouraging adults 21+ to make, build, and design. Presented by the American Philosophical Society and NextFab, this program will help you to unlock your inner in... read more

Beer Brunch: Fizzics Class

Philadelphia, PA
It’s a fizzy, fun, and fascinating day with our friends at Yards Brewing Company as we explore the fundamentals of foam. In this hands-on day of testing and tasting, learn the science behind the foam in our foods and bever... read more

Fishtown Science Crawl

Philadelphia, PA
Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations, and awe-inspiring activities at many of Fishtown’s most popular venues, this is the nerdie... read more

The Future of Food

Philadelphia, PA
From culturing algae to cultivating insect proteins to recycling food waste, technology offers inventive ways to sustainably nourish a global population expected to grow nearly 40% by 2050. However, a multidisciplinary app... read more

From the Delaware River’s Heart I Stab at Thee: STEAM and the Conservation of a Fragment from Revolutionary War Fortifications

Philadelphia, PA
After 240+ years at the bottom of the Delaware River and ten years deep within The Independence Seaport Museum, the cheval-de-frise is presented for the first time to the public. From the Revolutionary War fortifications o... read more

Science of Distilling

Monroeville, NJ
We’re serving science straight up in this program exclusively for adults 21+. Pine Tavern Distillery, Rowan University and The Franklin Institute invite you to explore the chemistry of cocktails—from malt to maturation. Wh... read more

Brain Food: Science Night at the Market

Philadelphia, PA
For one night only, the Philadelphia Science Festival takes over the Reading Terminal Market to create an epic celebration of science, food, and everything Philadelphia! Browse select merchants in the beloved 125-year-old ... read more
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Past Events

2017 Carnival Exhibitor Parking

2017 Carnival Exhibitor Parking

Philadelphia, PA
REMINDER: You must follow the directions outlined in the Exhibitor Packet You will NOT be able to access this lot traveling north on Columbus Blvd, but instead must follow the PSF signage and directions.
Saturday, April 29 2017 7:00 AM 7:00 PM

Gross Anatomy: Sex

Gross Anatomy: Sex

Philadelphia, PA
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.
Thursday, April 27 2017 9:00 PM 11:00 PM

Life on Mars

Life on Mars

Philadelphia, PA
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 T...
Thursday, April 27 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Geek Out Game Show!

Geek Out Game Show!

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for the funniest and most fascinating quiz show around, as the Philadelphia Science Festival tests YOU on the world’s most recent and relevant scientific discoveries. With the help from local scientists, see if you can break down the breaking news in this wacky game show-style setting!
Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

Philadelphia, PA
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...
Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:30 PM 10:30 PM

Fake Out: The Science of Deception

Fake Out: The Science of Deception

Philadelphia, PA
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!
Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Cocktail Lab: Rum

Cocktail Lab: Rum

Philadelphia, PA
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 m...
Monday, April 24 2017 6:30 PM 9:30 PM

Fishtown Science Crawl

Fishtown Science Crawl

Philadelphia, PA
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 ...
Sunday, April 23 2017 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

Dance Engineered: Science and Art Intersect

Philadelphia, PA
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. Blurring the line between art...
Fri, Apr 21 2017 7:00 PM Sat, Apr 22 2017 9:30 PM
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