Science on Tap
Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. It is held the second Monday of (most) every month.
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
- September 8, 2014
Phil Forsyth, “Permaculture Food Forests in the City”
Presented by the Wagner Free Institute of Science
- October 13, 2014
Topic and speaker TBA
Presented by the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
- November 10, 2014
Topic and speaker TBA
Presented by the American Philosophical Society Museum
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 past events here and see “Upcoming Science on Tap Events,” above, to learn more.
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.