Thursday, March 13 & Friday, March 14
Free with Museum Admission
Your brain is always changing. Find out how and why at The Franklin Institute during our annual celebration of Brain Awareness Week. Two days of fun and informative programs presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will help you think about thinking. Scientists from local hospitals and universities will present hands-on activities where you can touch a real brain, put your five senses to the test, and learn ways to keep your brain safe.
This year, we're extra excited to celebrate Brain Awareness Week because we're just a few months away from our grand opening in June of our brand-new brain science exhibit called Your Brain which is presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals in the Frank Baldino, Jr. Gallery in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion.
Friday, March 14 & Saturday, March 15
Free with Museum Admission
Growing out of the clear need to promote and showcase the diversity within the scientific arena, the Color of Science program highlights traditionally underrepresented groups (e.g., African American, Latino, and female), showcasing their contributions to important scientific and technological innovations.
The Color of Science program has several parts.
Friday, March 14 - 6:00PM - Evening Program in Franklin Theater
This is a free event, but registration is required. Please call 215.448.1200 and select option 4 to register.
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Join us for an intellectual evening with distinguished scientists. Following the panel presentation and moderated discussion, you'll have a chance to meet the panelists:
Dr. Frederic Bertley - The Franklin Institute
Dr. James Tarver - University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Christine P. Hendon - Columbia University
Dr. Idris Stovall - The Franklin Institute
Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts - The Franklin Institute
Saturday, March 15 - Your Passport to the Color of Science
Students will enjoy this all-day interactive program designed to engage middle school students with an exploration of the diversity of the scientific enterprise. Older and younger students are welcome to participate, but should be aware that the content targets middle grade students.
Throughout the Weekend - Visit the Pop-Up Exhibit
Throughout the museum, you'll find exhibit panels featuring profiles of scientists of color.
Throughout the Year - The Color of Science on WURD 900AM
Listen to this monthly one-hour talk show hosted by The Franklin Institute's own Dr. Frederic Bertley. The program features topics that highlight science and related matters of interest to the community.
Cost: $15 Non-Members; $10 Members, 21+
Tired of the bar scene? Explore, imbibe, and feed your curiosity at an evening event series exclusively for adults featuring experiments, demonstrations, conversations, cocktails, and innovative and engaging science!
Each evening showcases a different topic and each includes cash bars and opportunities to play in some of our hands-on exhibit spaces. Enjoy live performances, surprising challenges, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening's lineup.
Science Carnival After Hours
Kick-off the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival!
Friday, April 25 - 6:30PM-9:30PM
Details Coming Soon
Science After Hours is Sponsored by:
Mark your calendar!
Tuesday, May 13 - Forensics
Tuesday, July 8 - Brains
Tuesday, August 12 - Circus
Tuesday, September 9 - Inventions
Tuesday, October 14 - Monsters
Tuesday, November 11 - Guilty Pleasures
Nerd Nite at Frankford Hall - The Franklin Institute edition
Tickets: $5 cash at the door, 21+
Show starts at 7:30PM
Local scientists and other experts team up with Franklin Institute science explainers! Don't miss these special editions of Nerd Nite at Frankford Hall in Fishtown.
Wednesday, March 12 - Pompeii
Wednesday, June 11 - Brains
Thursday, March 13 - 7:00PM-10:00PM
Presentation at 8:00PM: TBA
Cost: $5.00 per person, Free for Members
Join us for an evening of stargazing during our monthly Night Skies in the Observatory event.
This month's topic: TBA
About Night Skies in the Observatory
Hosted by Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts, the Joel N. Bloom Observatory is open late to the public and offers 5 different telescopes for you to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two. The evening includes a Fels Planetarium show and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for ages 8 and up) on an astronomical or space science topic. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided. Meet some BIG STARS on the second Thursday of each month at The Franklin Institute! Admission is $5.00. Members are free. Advance reservations are not needed. Tickets are sold on-site when you arrive.
To learn more about the Joel N. Bloom Observatory, CLICK HERE.
Sunday, March 23 - 11:00AM-3:00PM
Jordan Lobby near Franklin Foodworks
Free with Museum Admission
Join The Franklin Institute Educators and Executive Chefs from Frog Commissary once a month as we examine topics in Kitchen Science. These fun- and flavor-filled events will engage you in an exploration of food science through hands-on, tastebud-activating activities that help you understand the science behind food and cooking.
Sunday, March 23 - Microbes in the Kitchen
We all know germs are bad for us, but did you know there are some good bacteria? Come learn how these tiny creatures can help us in the kitchen. Stop by from 11:00AM-3:00PM in Jordan Lobby.
CLICK HERE for Kitchen Science information and activities to try at home.
Kitchen Science programs are made possible by a grant from the Don Falconio Memorial Fund.
Additional support provided by:
Rittenhouse Astronomical Society Monthly Meetings!
Bring all of your out-of-this-world questions!
Join The Rittenhouse Astronomical Society on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in the Fels Planetarium. The society offers all persons an opportunity to participate in the activities of an astronomical group at the layman's level. They aim to spread knowledge, awareness, and enjoyment of astronomy and astronomical issues. It is a popular science club that keeps its members up-to-date on the latest developments. No experience is necessary to attend the FREE meetings. Come with your astronomy questions! www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org