08 April 2011

April is for Science

In just one week the City of Philadelphia will be immersed in Science discussion, ideas, shows, and activities. From the universities and community centers to pubs and your street corner, Science will be everywhere, and you're invited!

This is the first annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

The festival will run from April 15 - 28 and kicks off with The Big Jump, at 11:00am on April 15. All around the city, Phiadelphians will be jumping to kick off the festival and may trigger a seismic event! Later that evening, at Kite and Key, will be the unveiling of the yet to be named festival beer brewed by Yards Brewing Company. To cast your vote for the name of the beer go to - PSF Name That Science Festival Beer. You have until Monday to cast your vote.

Come April 16, the Ben Franklin Parkway will be transformed into a celebration of science at the first ever Science Festival Carnival. There will be over 100 presenters all with activities to excite your interest in science. The event is free, and be on the look out for yours truly in a tie dye lab coat as part of the roving Random Acts of Science!

Some notable events to put on your calendar:
  • "Flavor Tripping" On April 18 at Continental Restaurant in Old City, experience some of your favorite foods in a whole new way. This berry will make lemons taste sweet!
  • April 21 will be Astronomy Night at observatories throughout the city and Delaware Valley. Perhaps even on street corners!
  • Science Quizzo! April 18 at National Mechanics starting at 6:00pm
  • Science Day at the Ballpark - April 20 at 1:05. Come cheer on the Fightin Phils as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers and learn about how physics impacts baseball.
  • Murder at the Mutter - work with forensics experts to solve a murder mystery is one of the craziest museums in the city! The event takes place on April 28 starting at 6:00pm.
  • Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now - Artists and Software engineers working at the intersection of art and science give us a glimpse of the future. This will be at the Philadelphia Museum of Art starting at 6:00 pm on April 25.
  • Laureate's Laboratory - April 26 at 10:00am. The 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal Award winners will be on hand at The Franklin Institute with interactive experiments and demonstrations.
There are even more events going on. For a full listing of events go to PSF - Calendar of Events. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to rediscover the Scientist in all of us.

So, what are you doing next week?

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