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Looking Forward to the Successful Execution of the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival

(April 29, 2014) Stockton & Partners, Inc., the Philadelphia region’s most creative communication-based event planning, meeting management, and destination management company, has been commissioned to manage, coordinate and execute the Signature event of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Stockton & Partners has produced the Science Carnival since its inception in 2011.

“We were brought on for the inaugural year of the (Philadelphia Science Festival) Carnival in 2011. Our dedication, creativity and collaborative approach helped us to secure the partnership every year since. We are so proud to be here for the fourth year in a row!” said Kate Stockton, CMP, President of Stockton & Partners, Inc. The detail-oriented Stockton & Partners, Inc. team will provide all production services for the carnival, including:

  • Design
  • Layout
  • exhibitor registration
  • exhibitor management
  • permitting coordination
  • signage
  • tenting
  • catering
  • stage setup
  • talent acquisition
  • talent management
  • stage management
  • execution and coordination of load in
  • event scheduling
  • breakdown

Over a three-day period leading up to and including the day of the Carnival, Stockton & Partners, Inc. will manage all sponsorship fulfillment, volunteer management, and exhibitor management.

“(Stockton & Partners) have been instrumental in ensuring that the Science Carnival, the marquee event of the annual celebration, is a huge success!… They have played an incredibly important role in the success and subsequent growth of the Science Carnival and I’m so happy to have them on my team!” said Gerri Trooskin, Philadelphia Science Festival Director.

This year, the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival has an expected attendance of over 30,000 science-lovers and will feature over 150 vendors; 14 food trucks; and 2 stages of entertainment, The Carnival will span throughout Aviator Park, FreePlay Park, 20th street between Winter and Race Streets, Winter Street between 20th and 21st Streets, the outer lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway between 22nd and 20th Streets (see map below).

About the Science Carnival on the Parkway

You’ve never experienced an outdoor carnival like this one! Our carnival features more than 140 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, and a packed line-up of live entertainment. 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!

About the Philadelphia Science Festival

One of the first celebrations of its kind in the country, the Philadelphia Science Festival is a 10-day celebration of science and technology in everyday places – parks, restaurants, bars, libraries and museums. It asks Philadelphians to question the world around them and aims to inspire not only the next generation of scientists and engineers, but also create homegrown citizen scientists. More than 105 partners are working together to produce the Festival, which runs April 18-28, presented by The Dow Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute. To learn more, visit or call 215-448-1128.

About The Franklin Institute

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit

Lauren Amery


Stockton & Partners, Inc. is a full service event planning, meeting management, and destination management company delivering expertise, superior service, qualified resources and personal commitment to every project. Our team has over 20 years of experience producing exciting, successful, high profile events and meetings throughout the Philadelphia and tri-state region.