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Philadelphia Science Festival

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

Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival returns for its sixth 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 following information is for 2016. Stay tuned for more details about this year’s event!


The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its sixth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, breweries, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces.

In past years, the festival has seen engagement from more than 95,000 people, and with the awesome, 90-plus happenings on tap for 2016, this year’s festival is poised to be bigger, better and brainier than ever before.

From stargazing parties to creative, education-based workshops to lectures and debates, the array of events run the gamut, with many offered 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 30, the date of the massive Science Carnival, the signature, grand closing event of the festival, to be held in a new home this year at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing.

The highly anticipated, free, day-long festival returns with a slew of family-friendly activities, hands-on experiments, live performances, educator opportunities and explosive visuals from more than 150 partnering exhibitors. Highlights include the opportunity to meet live animals from the Philadelphia Zoo, a chance to explore the inner-workings of robots and witness brawling matches between “Sumo Robots” from Rowan University and more.

Schedule of Events and More Information

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