Science After Hours


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Members

Shake up the night with stars, nebulae, and distant galaxies—served on the rocks. Garnish it with a slice of science fiction and toast to the cosmos. Cheers!

All featured programming runs from 7:00 – 9:45pm unless noted.


Fels Planetarium

Deep Space Cantina 5

Jump into your spacesuit and gravitate to this interstellar crossroads where off-world visitors of all sentient species share refreshments, entertainment and their knowledge of the universe under the dome and survey select wonders of the cosmos that they inhabit and explore. *Droids welcome.

Franklin Foodworks

Cosmos Quizzo!

Games at 7:10, 8:10 and 9:10 pm      Approx. 30 minutes

Put on your thinking caps as our Quizzo Master Bryce Remsburg puts you to the test with this out of this world edition of Science After Hours Quizzo! EachQuizzo features a unique round of questions with winners of each game receiving two passes to the next Science After Hours: Prom.


Silent Disco

Show off your best moves and join in on the fun as Silent Philly brings us the tools for an electrifying dance party. With three stations of music traveling through the space, who knows what you’ll discover when you tune in and dance with friends new and old.

Science Presentations

Theater shows have limited seating capacity. Doors open 10 minutes before each show time and seating is based on a first come, first served basis

Franklin Theater

The Golden Record

Presentations at 7:10, 8:10 and 9:10 pm   Approx. 20 minutes

Over 40 years ago, Voyager I & II  launched from Earth on a mission to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.  Accompanying those spacecraft was a collection of images, sounds, music, and greetings from Earth—otherwise known as The Golden Record.  Join four dynamic performers for an imagining of the alien society that, far in the future, discovers one of the Voyager spacecraft and its deep space traveled Golden Record.

Death Star

Demonstration at 9:50 pm

The schematics were transported and the week spot has been found,  join the nerdiest crew this side of Yavin IV as we provide a cinematic and explosive end to the evening. 

Franklin Air Show

Weird Science

Fuel your curiosity with some sips and hands on tinkering with our friends North Bowl and PBR as we help get those gears turning for the Weird Science: An Adult Science Fair

Key Hall

Let’s Get Meteor

Working out with our Let’s Get Meteor program will exercise both your body and mind to get you buns of iron, hydrogen, helium and everything else that makeup stars, the universe and you! Join our fantastic instructor Anne Dramada as we get the energy pumping during these interpretive demonstrations exploring the life and death of celestial objects with some laughs, kicks and lunges.

Musser Theater

Death by Astronomy

Presentations at 7:30 and 8:30 pm

As beautiful as galaxies and nebulae are, they are still cosmic death traps. Which would you prefer: Black hole spaghettification or being too close to a star that’s about to go ‘nova? Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts looks at the top ten ways the universe can kill you, and some ways to escape!

Joel L. Bloom Observatory

Night Sky Observation

Weather Permitting

Join our knowledgeable astronomers as we look at the night sky through our historic 10” Zeiss refracting telescope.

Roof Deck

Launch Pad

Weather Permitting

Continue your experience of the night sky exploration with additional telescopes and spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline on our 5th floor roof deck. 

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page here

This event is 21+.

Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance, as capacity is limited and may sell out. Event information is subject to change.

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Ticket Prices:

$20 for Non-Members

$15 for Members

FREE for The Innovators

All Attendees must be 21+ & IDs are checked at the door