Throughout the year, Spells partners with organizations such as the Philadelphia Science Festival and Plain Talk Philadelphia to bring our writing activities to events around the city. We also host our own events to subsidize our fundraising efforts and celebrate our supporters.

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, May 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Free event for all ages!

1544477_10152343592658617_4185340527999229694_n (1)The 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, we’ll be helping young scientists solve the mystery of the stolen yeti poop. Children will take their own fingerprints to eliminate them as suspects, then they’ll learn how to examine the forensic evidence to determine the real culprit. Once they’ve made their accusation, they’ll write the end to the mystery!