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At Bat in our Community

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Science Day at the Ballpark

Presented by Dow

The Phillies will celebrate SCIENCE during the 4th annual Philadelphia Science Festival Night presented by Dow.

Held during the Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Mets, children can explore and take part in fun science activities throughout the concourse and complete tasks at each location to earn stamps on their own Citizens Bank Park map.

If you earn five stamps or more you can receive your very own Science Festival Night and Phillies prize!

Buy Tickets

Classrooms are encouraged to attend the game that day and teachers can receive Science Festival Night curriculum to utilize in their classroom. You can purchase tickets as low as $9 in the Pavilion Deck (301-305) and Terrace Deck (430-434). That's an $8 discount of the regular price of tickets!

Buy Tickets

For more information on the day and how to receive your curriculum email fandev@phillies.com.

Exhibits

There will be more than a dozen fun and interactive Philadelphia Science Festival Night exhibits for science enthusiasts and novices to enjoy! Exhibits include:

The Phillies

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.

Philadelphia Zoo

Booth Animals are amazing athletes! Discover how adaptations of various animals enables them to perform outstanding physical feats.

Thomas Jefferson University

Learn about the effects of concussions on the brain, treatments and the importance of using batting helmets for safety.

The Franklin Institute

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!

University of the Sciences

Have your shoulder strength evaluated and get tips on exercises that can improve your strength. Physical therapy faculty from University of the Sciences will evaluate participants with regard to shoulder range of motion and strength needed for throwing.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Wild Animals are some of the world's greatest athletes and are able to perform amazing physical feats. Are you ready to exercise with the animals of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge? This table will show you how different animals move and how their amazing abilities help them survive in their habitat.

Penn Museum

Visitors will explore touchable objects associated with sports and the Olympics of ancient Greece, the ancient Maya ballgame, and more.

Temple University

Attendees will build a conductivity tester and will test various sports drinks including Powerade.

Temple University TU Teach

Using a stand built from simple materials that may be obtained from a hardware store, participants will view various specimens from plant cells to appreciate microscopic structures not visible to the unaided eye. How quickly or slowly you react is called your reaction time. Test your reaction time by catching a ruler to see how fast your reflexes are.

Drexel University College of Engineering

The ability of balls to bounce, known to scientists and engineers as the coefficient of restitution determines how far it will fly, bounce, or respond when a force is applied. In baseball, this is dependent upon both the bat material and ball material. In this demonstration, fans will look at variations in the "bounce" of baseballs with different bat materials and at different temperatures.

Independence Seaport Museum

How does a giant ship stay afloat? How many baseballs would it take to sink a ship? Learn about the physical principals involved in keeping a boat afloat with Baseball!! Participants will design and build their own boats then place "mini baseballs" in them to see how well they float.

Free Library of Philadelphia

Create a baseball puppet and give it a voice!

University of the Sciences

How Well Can You Throw A Ball? - Have your shoulder strength evaluated, and get tips on exercises that can improve your shoulder strength. Physical therapy faculty from University of the Sciences will evaluate participants with regard to shoulder range of motion and strength needed for throwing. They will provide simple exercises that participants can do at home to improve shoulder strength.

Exhibit list is subject to change.