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Super Solar Saturday: Family, Friends & Art Day

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The Mann Center

5201 Parkside Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

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-Doors Open: 12:30PM
-Performances begin at 1:00PM
-Hidden Figures screening: 7:00PM
-Re-entry is permitted throughout the day!
-Rain Date: August 20

Don’t miss this FREE community and family day at the Mann Center! For one day, The Mann campus will be transformed into a space-themed park with space-inspired face painting, hands on science experiments, global performances roving life-sized Star Wars characters and more!

The Space Shuttle/Please Touch Museum Traveling Exhibition

The Please Touch Museum will be on site to provide a hands-on experience centered around their very own permanent exhibit, “The Space Station”. Learn about flight, height and movement through creative, imaginative and physical play such as pretending they are a space shuttle orbiting through space or launching their very own paper rocket through interactive craft activities. Participants will be exposed to and learn dramatic play, collaboration, exploration, and basic STEM tenets through these engaging activities!

Science 2 the Max Audience Engagement Presentations

This is your chance to participate in interactive science experiments related to matter, static electricity, Newton’s three laws of motion, chemical reactions and forensic science. Led by Science 2 the Max, an educational organization that specializes in teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) through exciting interactive play, science experiments and child friendly entertainment.

The Science 2 the Max presentations are all aligned with Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Live Global Performances

Local artists will be presented on three performance stages throughout the Mann’s campus, continuing the Mann’s commitment to identifying and providing performance opportunities for burgeoning young talent!

Garrison Carida® is a chapter of the 501st Legion serving Pennsylvania and Delaware that participates in a wide array of charity and non-profit events throughout the community. The 501st Legion consists of Star Wars re-enactors who freely volunteer their time to help others while celebrating the exciting world of Star Wars. Attendees to our festival will be able to interact directly with their favorite iconic figure from the popular film series, as ten fully costumed characters will be moving about the Mann Center campus throughout the festival day!

The day will conclude with a FREE community screening of HIDDEN FIGURES.

This Golden Globe®-winner and Academy Award®-nominated film reveals the untold story of NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, three ingenious African American women who worked behind the scenes to help launch astronaut John Glenn into outer space.

Super Solar Saturday is a prelude to the Great American Eclipse scheduled for Monday, August 21.

Super Solar Saturday is presented in partnership with The Franklin Institute and NEWorks Productions.

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