The Phillies will celebrate science, and in particular the science of baseball, with the 5th Annual Philadelphia Science Festival Night presented by Dow.
Held during the Saturday, April 25 7:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves, children of all ages can explore and take part in fun science activities throughout the concourse. Children will receive a map of exhibits and are encouraged to visit as many exhibits as they can to earn a stamp on their map. Those completing at least five exhibits can redeem their map for a Philadelphia Science Night at the Ballpark water bottle!
Those interested in attending Philadelphia Science Festival Night at the Ballpark presented by Dow can take advantage of an $8 discount off tickets in locations regularly priced $47 and under.
There will be more than a dozen fun and interactive Philadelphia Science Festival Night exhibits for science enthusiasts and novices to enjoy! A list of exhibits for 2015 is currently being developed. In 2014 featured exhibits included:
The Phillies players use many muscles while playing. This exhibit will show which key muscles are used to throw, field, hit, pitch, and run. Diagrams will show which muscles are primarily used when playing baseball. Representatives will be on hand to demonstrate proper throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching, and running techniques and will point out the muscles being used.
Visit the Dow Racecar - ability to take photos of the racecar. Facts/figures about the racecar.
How does the Phanatic launch the hotdogs high into the stands during games? Explore the technology behind the Phanatic's hotdog launcher and pose with the Phanatic hot dog launcher that was used at Veterans Stadium.
Booth Animals are amazing athletes! Discover how adaptations of various animals enables them to perform outstanding physical feats.
Learn about the effects of concussions on the brain, treatments and the importance of using batting helmets for safety.
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!
Exhibit list is subject to change.