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March 15, 2013 // By Karen Kreeger // Comments

Spring Fever at the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival

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PSF logoThe Philadelphia Science Festival is a little over a month away. So many activities to choose from in this now annual spring extravaganza of science, technology, and engineering. Penn Medicine will again participate in many events, and this year's theme is Be Curious! The new Festival video says it all. The events calendar is starting to fill out, so take a look at the new 2013 Festival site.


The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair will again participate in Science Day at the Ball Park. At the Mind Your Brain table you will be able to learn how your brain works and how to take simple preventive steps -- like wearing a helmet during any contact sport -- to "mind your brain." Families can view nerve cells under a microscope and find out how Silly Putty mimics your axons.

The Phillies are teaming up with the Festival for the third straight year, with a focus on the science of baseball. Held during the Thursday, April 25 Citizens Bank Business Persons Special game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, children can explore and take part in fun science activities throughout the concourse and complete tasks at each location to earn stamps on their own Citizens Bank Park map. If you earn five stamps or more you can receive a Science Day Water Bottle!

Classrooms are encouraged to attend the game that day and teachers can receive pre- and post-Science Day curriculum.

Tickets are on sale and at a $6 discount for tickets under $30 at the Science Day site. All purchasers just need to type in SCIENCE under the special code to apply the discount. April 25 also happens to be Take Your Child to Work Day so families are also welcome.

Watch this space for more information about other Philadelphia Science Festival events!

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