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Apr 19, 2012
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Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

"Ben Franklin" gives a lesson.

The city of brotherly love gets geeky this weekend during the Philadelphia Science Festival. A Science Carnival along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sat., April 21 sets off a series of science demos, experiments and events throughout the city.

The April 21 celebration welcomes exhibitors, including scientists, engineers and mathematicians, who encourage kids to participate in hands-on games and science activities. Don't miss WXPN Kids Corner host and MetroKids music reviewer Kathy O'Connell hosting entertainment in Aviator Park. The Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural Sciences also present special activities that day.

The science fun continues with themed programs at various venues, including agriculture at Bartram's Garden and archaeology at Elfreth's Alley Museum on Sun., April 22. Look for scientists popping up in your community during Neighborhood Science Days on Wed.-Thurs., April 24-25, or study the night sky during star parties at Franklin Square, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum and more than a dozen other area sites on Fri., April 27.

For details and other Science Festival programs, visit PhilaScienceFestival.org

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Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids.

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