Penn Museum is a founding partner and a core collaborator of the fourth annual Philadelphia Science Festival, participating in festival activities around the city.
The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration that brings together nine exciting days, April 25 through May 3, filled with events that showcase science and technology in everyday life. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, it builds on Philadelphia's rich history of innovation with more than 100 events and 175 partner organizations around the Philadelphia area. Learn more at www.PhilaScienceFestival.org
Find the Penn Museum at this free Science Festival event:
Saturday, April 26, 10 am - 2 pm
Clark Park Science Discovery Day
Discover science in West Philadelphia, at this nine acre community park bordered by 43rd and 45th Streets, Baltimore and Woodland Avenues. Meet local scientists and STEM students and experience the beauty and wonder of this historic city park in a new way.
Tying in with the Museum's new exhibition, Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, Penn Museum offers an interactive station that explores the question "How Was Early Native American Technology Manufactured?" Witness a flint knapping demonstration and learn how early stone tools were and are made. Think like an archaeologist as you categorize and sort arrowheads. Test your deduction skills when you examine Native American artifacts. Can you guess the function of the objects based on the clues?