First Friday: Shall We Talk about the Weather?

Photo by Nina Matthews

Photo by Nina Matthews.

Date: May 2, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

Ever wonder why days with rainy forecasts turn out to be sunny? How do we respond to both daily shifts in our environment and long-term climate change? Explore CHF’s Sensing Change exhibit, take part in activities, and hear meteorologists, scientists, and artists share their views on the weather and our changing climate.

Guests can also take home a piece of the Sensing Change exhibit! Mark a special date—a birthday, anniversary, or wedding—with an etched bottle from Stacy Levy’s Calendar of Rain. Bottles will be available for museum visitors only during this First Friday event on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your desired date before 7:00 p.m.; then take it home that same evening.  

This event is held in collaboration with the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, CBS3, and WHYY.


Sensing Change

This event is presented in conjunction with CHF’s Sensing Change exhibit, which invites us to explore and respond both to daily shifts in our environment and to long-term climate change. The exhibit features the work of Vaughn BellDiane BurkoRoderick CooverKatie HoltenStacy LevyEve MosherFernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg, and is on display in CHF’s Clifford C. Hach Gallery through May 2, 2014.


Philadelphia Science Festival

This event is also a part of the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration that brings together nine exciting days, April 25 to 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.

About First Fridays

CHF joins over 40 Old City museums, galleries, and shops in opening its doors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for First Friday. Learn more about First Fridays in Philadelphia’s Old City Arts District.

First Fridays at CHF are always free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information about our First Friday programs, call 215.925.2222 or e-mail


First Fridays at CHF are made possible with generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and DuPont.

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Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

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