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Philadelphia Science Festival

April 9 and April 21-29, 2017

PSF 2017

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Sunday, April 9

Science Night at the Ballpark

Root for the Phillies as they take on the Nationals and explore sports related science activities all throughout the first level concourse prior to and during the game. Keep an eye out for students and faculty from the Physical Therapy Department as they measure the bat swing speed of attendees.

Friday, April 21

Science After Hours

Adults: Put on your prom apparel (if you want!) and join the Franklin Institute for a prom themed night of hands on science! Look out for USciences neurobiology students and faculty from the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department!

Saturday, April 22

Science in the Park

Clark Park is home to some of the world’s leading researchers, medical doctors, and training programs. Join faculty and students from the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, and the Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics Departments for hands-on activities. 

Sunday, April 23

Be a Pharmacist, PT, or OT!

Join us in the IPEX building at University of the Science to learn the roles of a pharmacist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist through interactive activities. 

Fishtown Science Crawl

Adults: Toast science and innovation and take bar hopping to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl! Keep an eye out for the faculty and students from brewing science, neuroscience, and statistics!

Murder at the Mütter®

A museum docent has died suddenly under mysterious circumstances after a gala event at the College of Physicians celebrating a new exhibition on human skin. Jillian Fesolvich from the forensics program will take part.

Monday, April 24

Cocktail Lab: Rum

Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite beverage: rum! The proof is in the pour: this program will make you an expert on anything rum with faulty from the Chemistry Department.

Tuesday, April 25

Neighborhood Science After School (Kingsessing Library)

The Philadelphia Science Festival invades your neighborhood library for a celebration of science fun! Faculty from the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department will take part.

Saturday, April 29

Science Carnival at Penn's Landing

The Carnival at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing features more than 175 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, and a packed line-up of live entertainment. USciences will have booths with faculty and students from physics.