George Washington Carver Science Fair

If you are a student in a Philadelphia public, charter, private or catholic schools; home or cyber-schooled; or enrolled in an OST program, you are welcome to compete in this annual City Fairs for Elementary (grades 4-6) and Secondary (grades 7-12) students. Register by January 12.


Independence Seaport Museum: Citizen Science Lab

Every Saturday & Sunday at 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm

1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145

The Citizen Science Lab at Independence Seaport Museum hosts hands-on, interactive experiences centered around water, with a focus on the Delaware River’s biology, ecology and chemistry, plus language arts, history and basic engineering.



TechGirlz: Infographics – Proving Your Point with Pictures

Saturday, November 18 from 10:30am – 1:30pm

1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Humans are visual creatures. Pictures help us learn, understand, and remember things better. For this reason, more and more businesses are using infographics to persuade their audience, tell a story, and display their data in a graphical way. In this workshop, we’ll be creating our own infographic based on a topic of your choosing. We’ll learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information, then use a free, online tool called Piktochart to make an infographic from the data you collected.


The Academy of Natural Sciences: Wild Wizarding Weekend

Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26 from 10:00am – 5:00pm

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories. Take in a Bunnies and Broomsticks game, make a magic wand, take home your own special blend of tea leaves to read, and much more! Wear a costume and get a $2 discount at the door or save when you purchase online


Wagner Free Institute of Science: The Good, the Bad, and the Chemistry

Wednesday, November 29 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

1700 West Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Is there really coal tar in macaroni and cheese? Should you eat things that you can’t pronounce? If a chemical is used to make yoga mats, is it safe to consume? Questions like these come up because there is a lot of information—and misinformation—about chemicals online and in the media. Chemists have a leg up on the rest of us when it comes to answering these questions. They see molecules in everything from coffee to blood to cheesy sauce, and they understand the way atoms and compounds work, including what makes some beautiful and others dangerous. At this Weeknights at the Wagner lecture, chemist Dr. Michelle Francl will decode the mysteries about chemicals and provide strategies that non-chemists can use to determine whether mainstream recommendations about chemicals are scientifically sound or purely sensationalism.