Science on Tap
Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics.
Located at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. Come join the conversation!
Upcoming Science on Tap Events
- February 9, 2015
Timothy Johnson, “Guano Happens: An Illustrated History of Fertilizer in America”
Presented by the Chemical Heritage Foundation
- March 9, 2015
Presented by the Mütter Museum
- April 13, 2015
Presented by the American Philosophical Society Museum
- April 27, 2015
Science on Tap Quizzo
(part of the Philadelphia Science Festival)
- May 11, 2015
Hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science
- June 8, 2015
Hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Science on Tap is presented by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions:
For more information, follow Science on Tap on Facebook, visit the Science on Tap website, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full program information on past talks can be found on the pages listed below.
Science on Tap partners are in the midst of another busy season. Learn about the year’s past events here.
From catfish to rare earth metals to urban farming, Science on Tap kept our ears to the ground in 2014.
In 2013 Science on Tap presenters discussed topics ranging from the relationships between art and science and technology, to the creation of the first sports-car hybrid.
From plant breeding to prescription drug abuse, Science on Tap in 2012 explored the interaction between society and science.
Science on Tap’s topics in 2011 included the science of demonology, the history of yellow fever in Philadelphia, and stories from the periodic table.
From the frontier of the search for another earth to the grim history of a string of medical murders, the 2010 Science on Tap events uncovered the fascinating history and future of science and technology.
Science on Tap’s topics in 2009 included the cultural impact of Charles Darwin, the “movement” of plant life, and the discovery of fossils in Pennsylvania.