Penn Medicine will play a starring role in the Philadelphia Science Festival again this year. The Festival is a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every April.
This year it runs from April 20-29 -- 10 days to celebrate the region’s strengths in science and technology, bringing together more than 105 partners from academia to museums to restaurants. The Festival will include an extensive line-up of programs and exhibitions designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and spark discussion among young and old.
Penn Medicine students, staff, and faculty will be participating in a free public outdoor carnival on the Parkway, Science Night at the Ballpark with the Phillies, and a Science Film Fest throughout the entire week.
Penn Med folks will also be part of discussing lively topics during “science cafes” at local restaurants; educating visitors about our medical history during a scavenger hunt in Old City; and discovering science in our own back yard at Science Day in Clark Park.
Building on Philadelphia’s rich history of innovation with dozens of events at museums, universities and neighborhood libraries, the Festival offers something for everyone. Learn more about about all of the festival activities, how to register for free events, buy tickets for other events, or volunteer to be part of the action.
Check out the highlights from the inaugural Festival in 2011. We will be highlighting Penn Med at the 2012 Festival throughout the next month and on Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned!