Date: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Science on Tap -- Science of Cancer

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Mammoths in the Garden

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thomas Jefferson: Birder in Chief

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Date: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Science on Tap -- Dracula, Tequila and Fungus: A Night about Bats

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Against Time: Letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Carnivorous Plants

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Philadelphia Science Festival: Science on Tap Quizzo

What do you get when you combine chemistry, anatomy, Star Trek, natural history, Harry Potter, and beer? Science on Tap Quizzo!

Your favorite pub science wunderkinds invite you back to everyone’s favorite scientific trivia throwdown. Join Quizmaster Jason Richardson of the Black Tribbles (2014 Geeks of the Year) for a night of (un)scholarly-like competition.

This event will be held at National Mechancis Bar & Restaurant, 22 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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Emcee: Jason LeVonn Richardson, artist, community activist and proud nerd, is the founder of both the comic book and multimedia studio haven in South Philly, J1 Studios and J1-Con, the largest anime convention in Philadelphia. The 2014 winner of Philadelphia Geek Award’s “Geek of the Year” can be heard on the 2014 winning “Streaming Media Project of the Year” geek talk radio podcast Black Tribbles (which can be found on Gtown Radio and WHYY’s Newsworks network).

Program Partners: American Philosophical Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Wagner Free Institute of Science, National Mechanics.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Philadelphia Science Festival: Explorer Sunday

Discover the History of Philadelphia Science: A Self-guided Tour

Take yourself on a tour of Philadelphia’s rich scientific history! Hear the tale of Thomas Jefferson’s mastodon. Visit an historic surgical amphitheater. Peek inside one of Lewis & Clark's notebooks from their famous exhibition. Learn about the mysteries of alchemy. Experience the creation of soda pop.

Self-guided tour includes the American Philosophical Society, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Physick House, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Begin at any participating location; maps will be available at all stops on the tour.

This is a free event. Click here for more information. [link to :

Presenting Partners: American Philosophical Society, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks Physick House, Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Medicine

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Science on Tap: The Lost World of Plant Monsters: Animal-Plants, Stone-Plants, and other Categorical Challenges

Stone-Plants. Animal-Plants. Sensitive Plants. Eighteenth-century natural history was populated with categories that we no longer recognize but that at the time presented serious challenges to classification.

This talk revisits a world of plant monsters -- whose ability to walk, to feed, or to feel breached the boundaries between animal and vegetable kingdoms and helped to revise what it means to be a plant, a human, or something in between.

Lynnette Regouby is an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society Museum. She received her PhD in History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA and MA from the University of Oklahoma. Her research investigates analogies between plants and humans in 18th century art, literature, and science. At the APS Museum, she is co-curating the new exhibition, Jefferson, Science, and Exploration, which opens in April 2015.

This free event will be held at National Mechanics Bar & Restaurant, 22 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. For more info on this monthly program, go to

This month’s Science on Tap event is hosted by the American Philosophical Society. Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, American Philosophical Society (APS), Museum Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Wagner Free Institute of Science

Presenter: Dr. Lynnette Regouby