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Philadelphia Science Festival

Proving the theory that science is fun for seven years in a row!

Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival returns for its seventh year of scientific celebrations with nine days of fun events focused on science and technology. Credit: Photo courtesy of the Franklin Institute


April 21-29, 2017


The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its seventh year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, breweries, museums, libraries, parks and other neighborhood spaces.

Last year, more than 70,000 people flocked to festival events, and with the awesome, 80-plus happenings on tap for 2017, this year’s festivities are expected to be bigger, better and brainier than ever before.

From a life on Mars discussion to a chocolate chip cookie lab to a stargazing party to an ’80s prom-themed scientific soiree, the array of events run the gamut, with many of the workshops, lectures and happenings unfolding free of charge. All are designed to help spark conversation, curiosity and passion for the topics of science and technology that play a vital role in our everyday lives.

Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing

Be sure to mark your calendar for April 29, the date of the massive Science Carnival, the signature closing event of the festival that’ll take over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing.

The free, highly anticipated festival returns with a slew of activities, hands-on experiments, live performances, educator opportunities and explosive visuals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year, highlights included the opportunities to meet live animals from the Philadelphia Zoo, explore the inner-workings of robots and witness brawling matches between “Sumo Robots”.

Stay up-to-date on the details of this year’s Science Carnival as they’re released by clicking here.

Schedule of Events and More Information

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets to select events, click the button below.

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101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

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