Science After Hours: Sci-chella

DRAFT Science After Hours: Sci-chella

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public

Science, art and music combine for an unforgettable summer evening. Join with friends both old and new for a night of musical performances, dancing, art installations, interactive activities and surprising encounters. 

It’s a celebration, so put on your best festival fashion and become part of the party at Science After Hours: SciChella!

Performances by:

Creem Circus

From the streets of Fishtown and the brainchild of Chris DiPinto of DiPinto Guitars comes retro glam sounds that can’t be missed. With glitter suits, and platform boots they are the complete package of power chord rock & roll and lots of boogie down soul. The time has come to party on down and run away…with the Creem Circus.

Keegan Tawa

A Jazz saxophonist, Tawa has been immersed in music his entire life. Tawa combines a powerful and eclectic blend of original songwriting, focused production, real-time analog synthesis and aggressive, live saxophony to deliver a unique, engaging and unforgettable performance.  This evening Keegan Tawa will be performing two unique sets this evening, a live performance as part of his Jazz Quartet and a special Techno DJ set.

The Journeyman

With a snare, cymbal, banjolele and more, this one-man-band has some magic in store! Keep an eye out for them as they rove the museum, bringing this unique experience to you!

Brian Sanders' JUNK

JUNK's mission as a dance-theater company is to inspire with creativity. The company strives to produce work that is both artistic and accessible while maintaining a ceaseless desire to try new things. Enjoy a live performance and learn about Brian Sanders’ 2nd Sanctuary fall production.

Brittany B2B Summer

Local drag performer Summer and Franklin Institute Science Interpreter Brittany, team up to bring you a back-to-back spectacle combining science experiments and performance all on the same stage.

This event is for Adults 21+

Ticket Prices:
Non-Members $25
Members: $20

Science After Hours offers a welcoming environment in which all guests can freely delight in the fanciful, the frightening, and the just plain weird reaches of science.  We maintain that each guest has the right to fully experience and enjoy our programming regardless of their age, background, ethnicity, gender orientation, socioeconomic situation, religion, or abilities.


Participating Partners

  • Boardroom Spirits
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Tesla Science Foundation
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • RhythmetriX
  • Philly Dance Fitness
  • Brian Sanders' Junk
  • Keegan Tawa (DJ)
  • DiPinto Guitars
  • Keeley DeAngelo LLP
  • Matt Garfield - Interactive Musical Light Show
  • Single Prop Rum
  • X-Ray Artistry
  • Softwax Record Pressing
  • World Cafe Live