The 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off this weekend, with over 100 events between April 24 and May 2. The Festival is always a blast, bringing science education to the masses in a fun and engaging way. On top of that, it’s a great way for EMPs to network with programs staff from a variety of museums. Below are three events happening this weekend that you don’t want to miss!
Kick Off Party: 8-Bit Night
Friday, April 24 7:00 PM
Part of the Franklin Institute’s monthly Science After Hours adult programs, this year’s festival kick off is 8-Bit Night. This pixelated party will feature Pac-Man in the IMAX theater, Galaga in the Planetarium, the science behind the Oregon Trail, and the first taste of the official Philadelphia Science Festival beer, courtesy of Yards.
Science Night at the Ballpark
Saturday, April 25 7:05 PM
Continuing in what has become a tradition over the past several years, the Philadelphia Science Festival gets sporty when it presents Science Night at the Ballpark. Activities will take place on the first level concourse, and participants who earn a stamp from each station can earn a free prize courtesy of the Phillies. The link above provides you with a code for a special discount on your ticket, allowing you to enjoy some science and (hopefully) a Phils’ victory over the Braves!
Fishtown Science Crawl
Sunday, April 26 2:00 PM
Pub crawls are fun. The Fishtown Science Crawl will be better. With stops at Fette Sau, Frankford Hall, Bottle Bar, La Colombe, and Fishtown Quarters, attendees are already guaranteed a good time. But one you add in activities like painting with coffee or squid ink, home brewing, distillery science, and fire starting techniques, this could be the best pub crawl ever conceived. Attendance is free, but a $5 wristband scores you happy hour specials at each stop.
These are just one example from each of the first three days of the festival. There are scores of events and activities for scientists of all ages and levels. Check out the official Philadelphia Science Festival Calendar to find your ideal event. We look forward to seeing you throughout the next week of festival fun!