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At Bat in our Community

Philadelphia Science Festival Night at the Ballpark

Presented by Dow

The Phillies celebrated science, and in particular the science of baseball, with the 5th Annual Philadelphia Science Festival Night presented by Dow, held on April 25, 2015.

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  Event Details

Held during the Saturday, April 25 7:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves, children of all ages explored and took part in fun science activities throughout the concourse.

Children received a map of exhibits and were encouraged to visit as many exhibits as they can to earn a stamp on their map.

Those completing at least five exhibits were able to redeem their map for a Philadelphia Science Festival Night at the Ballpark water bottle (pictured, right)!

  Exhibits

There were more than a dozen fun and interactive Philadelphia Science Festival Night presented by Dow exhibits for science enthusiasts and novices to enjoy! Here is a sampling of exhibits that were on display in 2015. Check back in the spring of 2016 for info on the 2016 Philadelphia Science Festival Night!

The Phillies

Did you ever wonder how the grass at Citizens Bank Park looks so good deep into the baseball season or how the team can play after a storm that dumped inches of rain onto the field? The Phillies groundscrew is ready to share their secrets of turf science with you.

The Franklin Institute

How can we use science to play a better game? This tabletop exhibit examines the science behind baseball. Learn how pitchers take advantage of aerodynamics and why batters dig their feet into the ground. Explore the relationship between a player's eyes and brain. Discover how science can affect the game!

Philadelphia Zoo

Did you know that recycling paper and plastic has an impact on endangered wildlife? The Philadelphia Zoo will explore that connection with you and introduce you to some animals benefiting from recycling efforts and how you can help by recycling when enjoying a game at Citizens Bank Park.

Drexel University- The Center for Integrated Nutrition & Performance

Do you need to rethink your drink? Learn how to stay hydrated and properly fueled for performance!

Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center

How does a concussion affect your vision? Using goofy goggles and cognitive games to simulate the effects of concussion, participants will measure their "impairments" by attempting different activities involving their vision.

University of the Sciences

Students from the Department of Physical Therapy will offer physical activity advice and an activity to encourage exercise.

Little Town Christian Robotics Academy

Can Robots Play Sports? Check out some sport playing robots complete with cheering fans!

Exhibit list is subject to change.