Philadelphia Science Festival

Encouraging curiosity and conversation about science: the annual Philadelphia Science Festival inspires Philadelphians to get nerdy!

What Is the Philadelphia Science Festival?

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, communitywide 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. As a member of the Partner Advisory Council, the Science History Institute works to provide quality STEAM engagement opportunities and ensure that the festival is truly a collaborative initiative.

For more information check out our 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival event page or visit the Philadelphia Science Festival website.

Our Programming

We participate in a broad array of festival activities by creating programs that interpret the Science History Institute’s work in a way that is welcoming and fun. Our aim is to deliver facts with the right amount of humor and warmth, translate scholarly work into age-appropriate discussions for students, and create a social experience that makes scientific content memorable. It is an opportunity for us to tell stories that speak to our mission of encouraging dialogue on science and technology in society.