Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Philly Materials Day poster

FREE and open to the public!  Fun for all ages!

Pre-register here.

School/community groups, please contact us directly to register your group.

Join us for Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day and explore the materials the impact your world!

When: Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Drexel University, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

View the list of demos.

Register for a high school student session.

To learn more about materials science and engineering and try out some hands-on activities at home, visit the Philly Materials Online site.

Everyone is invited to Philly Materials Day featuring new hands-on activities related to how materials impact your world. It's free and open to the public!
Age-specific hands-on workshops give participants the opportunity to work in small groups to explore how materials science and engineering is applied to solving some of today's pressing problems.
Visitors will have the chance to taste ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, which quickly brings the temperature down to -321°F (-196°C or 77K) and into waiting cups as fast as it can be mixed!
Kids of all ages will learn about materials from Drexel and University of Pennsylvania faculty and students and our collaborating partners, including the Science History Institute and North Penn N.E.A.R., through hands-on demos and workshops.
Everyone is invited to Philly Materials Day featuring new hands-on activities related to how materials impact your world. It's free and open to the public!
Age-specific hands-on workshops give participants the opportunity to work in small groups to explore how materials science and engineering is applied to solving some of today's pressing problems.
Visitors will have the chance to taste ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, which quickly brings the temperature down to -321°F (-196°C or 77K) and into waiting cups as fast as it can be mixed!
Kids of all ages will learn about materials from Drexel and University of Pennsylvania faculty and students and our collaborating partners, including the Science History Institute and North Penn N.E.A.R., through hands-on demos and workshops.

Everything around us - the clothes we wear, the computers we use, the vehicles that transport us, the hip implants and artificial heart valves that improve our health - is made of stuff. Materials science and engineering is the study of that stuff: what it's made of, why it behaves the way it does, and what we can do with it. Materials scientists and engineers make our daily lives better by developing materials for health and medicine, improved energy efficiency and advanced manufacturing, among other areas.

2024 marks the 12th year of Philly Materials Day, focusing on hands-on activities for all ages. Check out photos of past events and join us for this year's fun!

2024 Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Verder Scientific logo
Verder Scientific

Bronze Sponsor

Arkema, Inc.

2024 Participating Organizations

Materials Science department logo
Drexel Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Penn Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter
Penn Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter
Penn Engineering
Penn SEAS Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Drexel College of Engineering
Science History Institute logo
Science History Institute
North Penn NEAR logo
North Penn High School Nanotechnology Education and Research