Philadelphia Science Festival


Created by Philadelphia’s science, cultural, and educational institutions and organized by The Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.


Festival: April 24-May 2

Science Carnival on the Parkway: May 2, 10am - 4pm
In front of The Franklin Institute (20th and the Parkway)

Don’t miss the chance to GET NERDY on the Parkway with your
friends, family, and science lovers from all over the region! It’s
a jamboree of fun featuring more than 150 exhibitors offering
family-friendly experiments, games, and a packed line-up of live
entertainment. Gaze at the sun (safely!), meet zoo animals,
explore the science of sports, interact with robots, try your hand
at countless chemistry experiments, grab a bite from your favorite
food trucks, and so much more!

2015 Program Guide

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