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2011 Philadelphia Science Festival

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April 15-28, 2011

April 16
Carnival on the Parkway

This free, open-air carnival is the official kick-off event, featuring hands-on interactive exhibits and family-friendly activities, plus live entertainment.

April 20
Science Day at the Ballpark with the Philadelphia Phillies
It’s Personal: The Fight Against Cancer

This event at the Wistar Institute will feature a panel discussion on the historical fight against cancer and includes University of the Sciences Bin Chen, PhD.

April 21
Science and a Trip to the Cosmos and Astronomy Night

Be fascinated by hearing the first-hand adventures of Dr. Guion Bluford, the first African American in Space and former native of West Philadelphia. Talk will be followed by star-gazing in Clark Park through telescopes provided by local astronomers.

April 25
Capacitor at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Science and art collide with a dazzling display of movement, strength and acrobatics.

April 26
Open Lab Day

Students find out on a day of open lab tours with Biology, Chemistry & Physics faculty.

April 28
Murder Mystery Night

Discover the thrills of forensic science by participating in your own murder mystery.