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Philadelphia Science Festival

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


The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival takes place from April 20 to 28. As part of the festival, we are hosting “For the Love of Science: An Evening of Storytelling” at Frankford Hall on April 25.

You can find us at a number of other great science programs throughout the city:

For more information visit the Philadelphia Science Festival website.

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.

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.