Philadelphia Science Festival

Large Public Street Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival on the Parkway is a large public event celebrating science, math and engineering.

“Stockton & Partners exceeds our expectations in managing the production of the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway each spring. They are organized, creative, enthusiastic, and consistently professional. Not only are they a genuine pleasure to work with, but they can also be trusted to execute any event with an unmatched attention to detail and customer service.” - Gerri Trooskin, Director, Philadelphia Science Festival

“Bravo! On behalf of the Dow team, thank you very much for making the Philadelphia Science Festival a success! As always, your team was wonderful to work with and we appreciate the collaboration throughout the planning process. It was amazing for us to highlight all of our activities and hands-on demonstrations, and your partnership was critical in making our Where Can Science Take You? exhibit come to life. We truly appreciate the effort and we look forward to working with you in the future. Congrats on a tremendous Festival!” Justin Land, Northeast Public Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company (lead sponsor)

Click Here to see Stockton & Partners Plan the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival.

Challenge: Create an interactive, engaging public event that excites people of all ages about science, math and engineering.  Work with partners, sponsors and vendors to move efficiently in the event footprint. Coordinate with city, police and other municipal services to assure ease of use, safety and cost containment.

Solution: This free public event was designed to engage and create a day of family and community fun, centered around science! Guests meandered through over 150 exhibitor tents lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Intriguing interactive science demonstrations and games brought out guests’ inner scientist. Continuous performances along three stages, strolling entertainers, and local food truck favorites topped off this event creating an unforgettable experience that has attracted growing numbers of exhibitors, community partners, sponsors, and attendees since its inaugural year in 2011.

Services Provided:

  • Budgeting: From Proposal to Final Reconciliation
  • Committee and Volunteer Management
  • Contract Negotiation: Venue, Vendors and Talent
  • Décor: Room, Stage, Table
  • Entertainment: Local, Regional and Headline
  • Event Conceptualization and Design
  • Logistics Planning and Execution
  • Menu Design/Food and Beverage Management
  • Permitting and Municipal, State and Local Licenses
  • Production and Design
  • Security
  • Sponsor Management and Fulfillment
  • Staffing
Produced annually from 2011-2016