Thursday, April 19, 2012

LOCAL: The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Science Festival April 20-29


April 20-29, 2012
For ten days, Philadelphia's schools, universities, cultural institutions and research centers will again come together as a single, united voice to put science in the spotlight.
Download a printable version of the 2012 Program Guide here!
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Logan Circle will again become a science wonderland during the Philadelphia Science Festival's Science Carnival on Saturday, April 21, 2011 from 11 AM to 4 PM. The event will feature more than 80 exhibitors offering non-stop family-friendly experiments, activities, games, and a packed line-up of live entertainment on two stages
Explore your taste buds, meet science superheroes, and hear the science behind your favorite music! The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Science Festival will have something to excited every sense. Watch for a complete list of immersive, interactive Signature Programs--coming to this site (and to your inbox if you sign up for our newsletter to the left!) in late February!  This year, we'll be requiring reservations for all of these events (even the free ones), so you'll want to register early.
Tickets on sale on now!
From Drexel Hill to Port Richmond, Kensington to Point Breeze, and everywhere in between, Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods. Scientists, engineers, and other experts will appear in local libraries and community centers on the afternoons of April 25 and April 26 providing over 50 fun and free programs afterschool and into the evenings for all to enjoy. 
A full schedule of Neighborhood Science programs is available now.
Attendees are again invited to take a "guided tour" of the stars in both expected and unexpected locales in Philadelphia. On April 27, stargazing sites will be set up at community centers, parks, charter schools, and even a burial ground in neighborhoods across the city. No telescope, no problem! A bevy of local astronomers will bring both their equipment and their vast knowledge of the night sky to each location. 
Stargazing will run from 8 PM to 10 PM on April 27. 
Philadelphia's bars and restaurants were prime gathering places for dialogue and debate for our Founding Fathers and during the Philadelphia Science Festival our renowned restaurants, bars, and cafes will once again became hot spots for discourse. For all of the food-loving folks out there, enjoy multiple programs at which the science behind beer, chocolate, wine and food pairings, and other delights is explored.

Participants can also kick back with a beer while exploring a myriad of exciting scientific topics. For those not up for conversation, we'll have an epic Quizzo night. Throughout all of these events, participants will have the chance to sample a special 2012 Philadelphia Science Festival ale, brewed by Yards Brewing Company.

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