Humans have been fascinated by the things we cannot fully explain since the beginning of time. Larger than life creatures like the Loch Ness Monster, Kraken, Bigfoot, and the recently discovered “Chinese Dragon” provide a glimpse into how humans have used the knowledge they have to help understand and explain phenomena in their world.

At this special Science on Tap, we explore the myths, legends, and science behind some of our favorite mythical creatures. We’ll take a close look at how our initial interpretations have adapted and changed as our understanding of the world around us has grown.

This event also celebrates 15 years of Science on Tap programming. Come celebrate with us in the City of Brotherly Love with marvelous myths, food, and drinks.

About Science on Tap, Untapped

Science on Tap, Untapped events combine everything you love about the popular Philly science café with new locations, activities, and dates. As always, the goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way while also meeting new people.

Header image: Detail of “In Corpore est Anima & Spiritus” from Musaeum Hermeticum Reformatum et Amplificatum, 1678.

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