Saturday Speaker Series

Dive into fascinating stories of science with our Saturday Speaker Series!

Once a month, from September to May, a speaker will offer a short talk on an intriguing scientific topic, followed by a Q&A or discussion over complimentary tea and coffee. Afterward, feel free to mingle with other guests and the speaker, or spend time visiting our free museum.

This year we'll be discussing everything from quilting to help communicate science, to the effects of sleep deprivation, to modern technologies imagined by ancient cultures.

Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary.

Please note: The Saturday Speaker Series time slot on October 12 is reserved for the Women in STEM Wiki-a-Thon, a special Wikipedia edit-a-thon co-hosted with 500 Women in Science Philly Pod that will focus on articles about women in the fields of ecology and environmental science.

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Early civilizations had some advanced ideas about technology, but what happened to that knowledge?


How does sleep deprivation affect our brain’s ability to function?