Science After Hours

Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8-Bit Night

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public


Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a night devoted to classic video games! Enjoy 60+ interactive activities in this opening night extravaganza and meet the organizations that bring the Festival to life. Discover the science behind Oregon Trail, Frogger, and Dr. Mario, play Galaga in the Fels Planetarium, dissect an arcade machine, and enjoy music from your favorite video games! Be a pinball wizard, see dueling tesla coils, learn how to play music on your old Gameboy, and tap the official Yards Brewing Company’s Science Festival beer, Parallel Brewniverse!

This event is 21+.

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Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.  Purchase tickets online or over the phone. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 215-448-1200 from 9am – 5pm.


Ticket Prices:

$15 Non-Members

$10 for Franklin Institute Members