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January 10, 2014

Science On Tap Returns To National Mechanics In January With A Discussion On A Nobel Prize-Winning Discovery, Monday, January 13

Every month, National Mechanics hosts Science on Tap, a gathering of the minds to discuss, and learn about, prominent and engaging topics in science. Organized by five Philadelphia institutions — the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Academy of Natural Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Mütter Museum — the casual gathering features [...]

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July 30, 2013

The Franklin Institute’s Mess Fest Invites Families To Get Grubby By Conducting And Watching Science Experiments, August 3-4 and 10-11

Don your most mess-proof outfit this August, The Franklin Institute’s Mess Fest returns for another summer of not so tidy fun. This weekend, August 3 and 4, and next weekend, August 10 and 11, from noon to 4 p.m., The Franklin Institute’s front yard, front steps and atrium turn into a haven for those looking [...]

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June 13, 2013

The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University Charms Museum Goers With Its Serpentine Photo Exhibit, Opening June 15

This summer, slither into the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University to view an unusual display of science and artistry. In Serpentine, fine-arts photographer Mark Laita highlights the natural beauty of some of the world’s deadliest snakes and serpents. The exquisite exhibition will be on display in the Art of Science Gallery from June [...]

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May 10, 2013

Coming Attraction: Glow: Living Lights Illuminates The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University This Summer, Opening June 1

This summer, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will shed light on one of the most fascinating, yet least understood, phenomena in nature. Opening June 1, Glow: Living Lights showcases bioluminescent creatures of both the land and sea. The mysterious chemical process allows for organisms to produce its their own light, and the [...]

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April 17, 2013

Explore The Night Sky At The Philadelphia Science Festival’s Beloved Astronomy Night Event, Friday, April 26

One of the Philadelphia Science Festival’s most epic events is back for the 2013 festival. On Friday, April 26, join stargazers across the Greater Philadelphia area at the annual Astronomy Night. Locations ranging from Fishtown’s Frankford Hall (stein, anyone?) to Swarthmore College on the Main Line will serve as hosts for the exciting event. Each [...]

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January 16, 2013

The Franklin Institute Kicks Off Its 2013 Target Community Night Series Tonight, Which Includes Free Evening Museum Admission Every Third Wednesday Of The Month, Beginning At 5 P.M.

Mark your calendars! Tonight from 5-8 p.m., the Franklin Institute kicks off its 2013 Target Community Nights series with a celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s 307th birthday. Target Community Night events occur at the Institute on the third Wednesday of each month and offer free museum admission and programming. Tonight’s Franklin-themed event is full of family-friendly [...]

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December 31, 2012

Academy Of Natural Sciences To Host A Noted Biologist To Discuss Contemporary Water Safety, Tuesday, January 15

Water is everywhere. But how safe is it? On January 15, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will tackle the issue by hosting a talk called “Our Water, Our Health: Are We in Danger?” The discussion will feature noted biologist, author and environmentalist Sandra Steingraber. Steingraber, who is also a cancer survivor, will [...]

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November 6, 2012

The Wagner Free Institute Of Science To Host “A Sip of Science: Electrifying” Annual Cocktail Party, Friday, November 9

The Wagner Free Institute of Science’s annual benefit cocktail party is back. This Friday, November 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. head to the historic science center for a night of scientific fun while raising money for the Wagner Institute. The theme this year is “Electrifying” and will benefit the institute’s comprehensive upgrade to its electrical system. [...]

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October 19, 2012

Penn Museum Now Giving Visitors A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Artifact Conservation With Its “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies” Program

Penn Museum’s Egyptian collection, home to more than 42,000 ancient artifacts, is now offering visitors an inside look at the work that goes into conserving and maintaining the pieces that give us a glimpse at the ancient human world. Molly Gleeson, the project conservator, and other Penn Museum Conservators will be working on-site periodically and [...]

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August 6, 2012

The Franklin Institute Makes A Mega Mess During Mess Fest, August 11-12 And 18-19

If getting your hands dirty and performing wacky science experiments are your bag, you will not want to miss the Mess Fest at the Franklin Institute during the next two weekends. Kids and adults alike will be smitten with this slimy, oozy, gooey and explosive event on Saturdays and Sundays, August 11 and 12 and [...]

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