Science After Hours


An evening event series exclusively for adults 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging science curated by Philadelphia’s premier science museum in collaboration with organizations across the city.

Each evening showcases a different topic—from cocktail concocting to time traveling—and each includes cash bars and opportunities to explore The Franklin Institute’s hands-on exhibit spaces. Enjoy live performances, surprising challenges, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening's lineup. 

Check back for 2016 dates and themes!

February 10: Speak Easy: A Celebration of All Things Outlawed SOLD OUT
March 10: Survivor SOLD OUT
April 24: Philadelphia Science Festival Kick-Off Party: 8 Bit Night SOLD OUT
May 12: Trek, Wars, & Who: Journeys through Space
June 2: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
July 14: Camp Franklinana: Summer Camp
August 11: Science + Art
September 8: Green: From Eco Friendly to Envy

October 13: Superheroes
November 10: Mr. Franklin’s Gym Class

SAVE on every Science After Hours event, plus:
  • No service fees for advance reservations!
  • FREE entry into Night Skies in the Observatory events!
  • Invitations to exclusive special exhibit premieres!
  • Unlimited general admission AND SkyBike rides!

Individual  $50  |  Dual  $75

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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. To purchase tickets online, click the date of the event you want to attend and choose the print ticket at home option.  To purchase tickets over the phone, call 215-448-1200 from 9am – 5pm.

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Ticket Prices:

$15.00 Non-Members

$10.00 for Members

All Attendees must be 21+