Philadelphia Science Festival

(credit: Stefanie Santo, The Franklin Institute)

The 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival runs from April 24th – May 2nd, 2015.

04/24/2015

Dr. Stephen Tang, President and CEO of the University City Science Center. (Photo courtesy of the Science Center)

​Science Is A 24/7 Pursuit In University City

Apple. Google. Microsoft. Each has roots in a garage: the stuff of legend for innovators from which University City Science Center is drawing inspiration.

04/24/2015

(credit: Stefanie Santo, The Franklin Institute)

Guide To The 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival

Give your inner mad scientist free reign at the 5th annual Philadelphia Science Festival, kicking off on Friday, April 24th.

04/22/2015

(credit: Stefanie Santo, The Franklin Institute)

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Science Festival Celebrates Five Years

For nine days, beginning April 24, budding scientists of all ages will have the chance to discover the science happening across the region at The Franklin Institute’s fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/15/2015

(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

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The Franklin Institute after dark. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Hear Philly: Mixing Science And Cocktails At The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s adults-only monthly events combine scientific learning and happy hour this summer through 2015.

08/04/2014

(Melissa Brickhouse takes a ride on a street luge set up alongside the Franklin Institute.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Zoom! Street Luge Gets a Workout in Center City Philadelphia

As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the Franklin Institute helped passersby experience “The Thrill of the Luge.”

04/28/2014

(The elaborate device needed a few nudges to complete its overly-complex procedure to perform a simple task: raise a "Philadelphia Science Festival" flag.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Drexel University’s Wacky Science Machine Fails To Achieve World Record

More than 40 students of Prof. Adam Fontecchio have been working since December on an elaborate Rube Goldberg-type contraption to open the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/25/2014

(Photo provided by Philadelphia Science Festival)

Guide To The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival

Give your inner mad scientist free reign at the 4th Annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/24/2014

(One of 14 teams of Drexel University students who are working on the world's most complex -- albeit silliest -- mechanical device, with a computer model of their work.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Drexel Students To Usher in 2014 Science Fest With the Ultimate Silly Invention

Forty-four Drexel students will attempt to break the record for the largest “Rube Goldberg”-style device.

03/05/2014

(Gerri Trooskin of the Franklin Institute, director of the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Science Festival Readies For 11 Days of Fun and Learning

The Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off Thursday night, covering everything from astronomy to zombies.

04/18/2013

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Learn more about the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/17/2013

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Philadelphia Science Festival

For more on the Philadelphia Science Festival, visit: http://www.philasciencefestival.org

04/15/2013

(Youngmoo Kim at the ExCITE Center. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Engineers, Students To Take Part In NASA Hackathon In Philadelphia

Philadelphia will be the world headquarters of a two day NASA “hackathon” on April 20th and 21st.

04/14/2013

(Cassandra Boyce of Meals on Wheels Delaware.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Two Food Fundraisers, and The Science of Food

Hadas Kuznits previews two area food-related fundraisers, plus food-related events during the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/11/2013

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