Family Fun Days: Philadelphia Science Festival

If you’re looking for fun family activities in Philadelphia, look no further than the Philadelphia Science Festival. Taking place April 21 to 29, 2017, the Philadelphia Science Festival is returning for its seventh year of scientific celebrations. With a focus on science and technology, the event offers nine days of fun events and hands-on activities for the whole family. More than 175 exhibitors will be onsite, so get ready for some slime-making, DNA extraction from a strawberry, a detailed robot exploration, and more.

This scientific celebration will take place at various restaurants, museums, breweries, libraries, parks, and other neighborhood spaces throughout the city. Last year, more than 70,000 people attended , and this year is expected to be even bigger and better. Events include a variety of workshops, debates, exhibitions, and lectures, including:

  • Life on Mars discussion
  • Chocolate chip cookie lab
  • ‘80s prom-themed scientific soiree
  • Tour of a helicopter
  • Test a “crime scene” for forensic evidence

All festivities are designed to spark conversation, curiosity, and passion for the science and technology that play a vital role in our everyday lives. Have we mentioned these unique exhibits are free?

The big finale of this family activity in Philadelphia is the Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing on April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free festival offers activities for every member of the family and includes experiments, educational opportunities, live performances, and explosive visuals. To give you an idea of what type of awesome festivities you can expect, last year’s highlights included some impressive animals from the Philadelphia Zoo and brawling matches between “Sumo Robots”!

Once you’re all “scienced” out, be sure to stop by Geno’s Steaks to fill your stomach and give your brain a break with a Philly cheesesteak original – we have something that every member of your family will enjoy. Keep checking our blog for more family activities in Philadelphia!

Learn more about the event here.