Philadelphia’s Science Festival is back for a week of all things science. The week-long festival is hosted by the Franklin Institute and offers hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for all ages. The Free Library will host science-based children’s programs in 10 of our neighborhood libraries throughout the week.
Science After School will take place April 29 through May 1. Everyone will have the chance to meet real life scientists and engineers and participate in hands-on STEM activities or meet new animal friends right in the library! Libraries hosting Science After School activities include: Andorra Library, Eastwick Library, Fumo Family Library, Greater Olney Library, Holmesburg Library, Independence Library, Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, Philadelphia City Institute, Whitman Library, and Wynnefield Library.
The week of science fun culminates with the Science Carnival, the city’s biggest science party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on May 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This super-charged, super-fun celebration of science offers a day of dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for all ages. The Free Library will be on the Parkway with science activities where everyone can get nerdy designing catapults, exploring how oobleck responds to force, and moving Ferrofluid through mazes!
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