Do you like to have fun? Do you have even more fun when it’s also raising money for a good cause? So do we! Throughout the year, Spells hosts a diverse mix of special events to subsidize our fundraising efforts and celebrate our supporters. From upscale programs with best-selling authors like Elizabeth Gilbert to the lower-key Quizzo for Cheaters, there’s something for everyone.

As a non-profit, we rely heavily on sponsorships and the donation of goods to raise money during our fundraisers. If you or your company would like to sponsor one of our upcoming events, donate products or services to a silent auction or raffle, or buy an ad in an event program, please contact us at


Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Clark Park, 4398 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Free event for all ages!

DiscoveryDay2012How does science make superheroes super? Learn the answer to this and other exciting scientific questions at the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Discovery Day event in Clark Park, which features more than 20 interactive, hands on activities throughout the park from the neighborhood’s universities, research centers, and others. Spells volunteers will give kids the opportunity to test the science behind popular superpowers and create their own science-inspired heroes or villains!

The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration that brings together nine exciting days, April 25-May 3, filled with events that showcase science and technology in everyday life. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, it builds on Philadelphia’s rich history of innovation with more than 100 events and 175 partner organizations around the Philadelphia area. Learn more at


Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Free event for all ages!

PSF Carnival on the ParkwayThe ultimate one-day science carnival will close this year’s Philadelphia Science Festival with 150 exhibitors presenting a packed line-up of live entertainment, interactive activities, games, and family-friendly experiments. You can enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, make gak, meet live zoo animals, check out the inner-workings of robots, take a tour of a helicopter, extract DNA from a strawberry, test a “crime scene” for forensic evidence, and so much more!

At the Spells booth on Winter St., adjacent to the Franklin Institute, we’ll be helping young scientists answer the question “How does science make superheroes super?” Families will have the opportunity to test the science behind extraordinary powers such as Spider-Man’s sticky fingers and Magneto’s ability to control electromagnetic fields before inventing their own science-inspired heroes or villains to add to our database!