The Phillies are teaming up with the Philadelphia Science Festival for the fourth straight year to celebrate SCIENCE with a focus on the science of baseball.
Held during the Tuesday, April 29, 2014 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 Day at the Ballpark prize!
Classrooms are encouraged to attend the game that day and teachers can receive Science Day curriculum to utilize in their classroom. Starting on December 12 you can purchase tickets as low as $9 tickets in the Pavilion Deck (301-305) and Terrace Deck (430-434). That's an $8 discount of the regular price of tickets!
For more information on the day and how to receive your curriculum email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Science Day at the Ballpark list is currently being complied and will be updated soon. Past exhibits included:
Booth Animals are amazing athletes! Discover how adaptations of various animals enables them to perform outstanding physical feats.
Think Fast - Has anyone ever said, "Think fast!" and then thrown something at you? How quickly or slowly you react is called your reaction time. Your reaction time will be measured by how long it takes for your eyes to tell your brain that the ruler is falling and then for your brain to tell your fingers to catch it.
Baseball Science - This special table presented by the Franklin Institute Traveling Scientists will explore our favorite demonstrations with a sports twist. What do Newton Laws of Motion have to do with the game of baseball? What happens to a baseball if we freeze it in liquid nitrogen? What are the physics of a curve ball? How does the weather affect a batted ball? What do sumo wrestlers and baseball players have in common? Join us and find out the answers to these and other baseball related science conundrums.
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.