Eat. Drink. Science! Join this monthly Philadelphia Science Café for your mind and your stomach.
What Is Science on Tap?
Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics.
Located at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. Come join the conversation!
Know Before You Go
All events take place at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to arrive early to get seats! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Ages 21+ or accompanied by a chaperone 25 years or older.
Who’s on Tap?
Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of six Philadelphia institutions. That means Science on Tap speakers come from a multitude of different perspectives and share knowledge on everything from the history of medicine and science to nature and ecology—even dinosaurs!
Academy of Natural Sciences
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.
American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum
Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, among others, the American Philosophical Society Museum promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research.
Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting.
Penn Museum is a world-renowned museum containing amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and more.
Science History Institute
The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of scientific discoveries that shape our lives.
Wagner Free Institute of Science
The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a Victorian natural science and history museum and educational institution that is dedicated to providing free public education in the sciences since 1855.