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    Created by Philly’s science, cultural, and educational institutions and organized by The Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science and technology. 


    This year’s Festival hosts more than 100 events across the Philadelphia region and in South Jersey for all ages in everyday places – parks, restaurants, bars, libraries and museums from April 21st to 29th.

    Check out our top picks to the 2017 festival below, and share your experiences with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide using the Science Festival's hashtag #GetNerdyPHL.  

    Science in the National Park


    Science in the National Park is a day full of free, hands-on activities in the birthplace of America. Head to Independence National Park this Thursday to learn the connection between history and science in a fun, fresh new way.

    Life on Mars


    Buzz Aldrin thinks that humans will have colonized Mars within the next 25 years. Do you agree? Learn this, and much more about the red planet this Thursday at Life on Mars. The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts will touch on everything from the discovery of water on Mars, what we know about Mars, and what we may come to know in the years ahead.

    Gross Anatomy: Sex


    In this "cabaret-meets-science" program, guests are invited to explore the science of sex and sexual health in this fun, provocative presentation. 

    Star Party


    Don't miss one of the biggest parties that the Festival has to offer with the Star Party! The Franklin Institute has teamed up with local astromoners across 24 different locations to put on the biggest stargazing event in the area. Grab your friends and your telescopes and comtemplate the universe!

    Science Carnival at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing


    Don’t miss the chance to GET NERDY on the Parkway with your friends, family, and science lovers from all over the region! It’s a jamboree of fun featuring more than 150 exhibitors offering family-friendly experiments, games, and a packed line-up of live entertainment. Gaze at the sun (safely!), meet zoo animals, explore the science of sports, interact with robots, try your hand at countless chemistry experiments, grab a bite from your favorite food trucks, and so much more!

    More great Philadelphia Science Festival Events: 

    Citywide Star Party
    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and...
    April 20th, 2018
    Citywide Star Party (A Philadelphia Science Festival Event)
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    April 20th, 2018

    For a complete calendar of events, visit the Science Festival's website

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