Science on Tap

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

  • January 12, 2015
    Loÿc Vanderkluysen, “The Floor is Lava (Literally): The Dos and Don’ts of Volcanology”
    Presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • February 9, 2015
    Timothy Johnson, “Guano Happens: An Illustrated History of Fertilizer in America”
    Presented by the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • March 9, 2015
  • April 13, 2015

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

Full program information on past talks can be found on the pages listed below.