Dino Days Festival
Date/Time: November 28-30, 2014, 10am – 5pm
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway
More Information: ansp.org or 215-299-1000
Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds –with a holiday weekend of family fun at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts. Fun games and crafts are guaranteed to entertain everyone from the wisest to the youngest dinosaur experts in your family. Free with museum admission.
Date/Time: December 3, 2014, 7:30 pm sharp
Location: Frankford Hall 1210 Frankford Ave
More information: http://www.ansp.org/get-involved/programs/adult-programs/nerd-nite/
December 3 features talks on Charles Dickens, the Mutter Museum, Dark Matter and entertainment via the 1984 Sears Wishbook!
Nerd Nite is a monthly café held in more than 75 cities across the globe. For more than three years, Philadelphia has taken part in this monthly lecture event where bookworms, geeks, and gurus gather for drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere. The event strives for a relaxed, nerd-tastic vibe. It’s sometimes about comics or history, architecture or food, movie posters or even science—and that’s where the Academy comes in. You’ll hear from some of our geekiest, most lovable staff and scientists, and you’ll definitely emerge with something remarkable or bizarre to share. The unofficial tagline is, “It’s like the Discovery Channel –with beer!”
Science on Tap
Date/Time: December 8, 2014, 6 pm
Location: National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St
More information: http://www.ansp.org/get-involved/programs/adult-programs/science-on-tap/
December 8 features a talk on “The Physics of the Perfect French Fry” hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science.
Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. It’s held at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, and features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.