Philadelphia Science Festival Events! #GetNerdyPHL

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The Philadelphia Science Festival is almost here! For nine days the Philadelphia area celebrates science with hands on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other science education experiences.

The family and I have enjoyed checking out the activities and I am happy to be able to share these upcoming events. My first major in college was science but as I neither had the grades nor the aptitude, I happily defer to those who are most excellent at the -ologies

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What is the Philadelphia Science Festival?

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-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.

Philadelphia Science Festival

April 24-May 2

Discovery is in Your DNA!


Stir, sip, and savor at these tasty Philadelphia Science Festival events! Bring the whole family for Fun with Kitchen Science or have a date night at 21+ events. Check out the highlighted events below and visit for a full list of Festival happenings.


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Culinary Events 
Fun with Kitchen ScienceSunday, April 26
Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor
See how chefs utilize science to bake, emulsify, and whip their dishes into shape, learn which foods keep your body lean and strong, and participate in hands-on activities that you can recreate in your own kitchen.
DIY Brewing: Cider and Mead – Monday, April 27
$15, 21+
Yards Brewing Company
Give your home brew skills a little twist by learning the science behind making the delicious age-old classics, mead and cider.
Cookie LabTuesday, April 28
$20, 21+
Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor
Enter the cookie lab and bake, dissect, and taste how one little recipe adjustment can make a big difference to the quality of your cookie!
Dinner from the WeedsThursday, April 30
$35, 21+
Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor
Join local acclaimed chef Daniel Stern as he whips wild weeds into delicious dishes. Meet professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong and learn about the top ten spring weeds easily foraged in Philadelphia area backyards.
Beer LabFriday, May 1
$15, 21+
Yards Brewing Company
Take a scientific tour of the ingredients behind your favorite sudsy brews, and don’t forget to record your observations in your lab manual!

PSF Core Collaborators include: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Association of Women in Forensic Science, Audubon Pennsylvania, Bartram’s Garden, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, Center for Forensic Science and Research Education, Chemical Heritage Foundation, The City of Philadelphia, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Fairmount Water Works, The Franklin Institute, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Independence Seaport Museum, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, La Salle University, Monell Chemical Senses Center, The Nature Conservancy, Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum, Riverbend Environmental Education Center, The School District of Philadelphia, The Schuylkill Center, Smith Playground, Temple University, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Museum of, Archaeology and Anthropology, University of the Sciences, The Wagner Free Institute of Science


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