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Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Viking invasion at the Franklin Institute : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY

A 122-foot Viking ship has been recreated as a steel skeleton with parts from the original, 1,000-year-old hull that was found at the bottom of the Roskilde fjord in Denmark. It now sits within the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It's the centerpiece of the largest exhibition about Vikings to tour North America since ...

Philadelphia Business Journal
Leadership meets science - Philadelphia Business Journal

This year, we chose the Franklin Institute to photograph the 2018 class of Most Admired CEOs. With its vast array of iconic exhibits designed to encapsulate the essence of its namesake Ben Franklin, the institute set a strong and powerful backdrop for this year's honorees.
Franklin Institute award winners include two Nobel laureates

Impatient with the field of chemistry's progress in developing Earth-friendly manufacturing techniques, Frances H. Arnold exploited the power of the best chemist there is: nature. After physicians had largely given up hope of fighting cancer by revving up a patient's immune system, James P. Allison discovered that the key was to take off the brakes.
32-foot-long Viking ship arrives at the Franklin Institute

Vikings is a collection of 600 artifacts on loan from the National Museum of Denmark to provide a more accurate portrayal of Vikings as artisans, farmers, traders, and explorers. The Eik Sande, which represents exploration in Viking history and culture, was reconstructed in the Viking Ship Museum's boatyard using the same techniques as were used during the Viking Age, without a saw.

What to expect at the Franklin Institute's new 'Vikings: Beyond the Legend'

"Vikings: Beyond the Legend" is opening at the Franklin Institute. As the name suggests, the new exhibit will reveal who these explorers really were, beyond the myths. The exhibit includes 600 artifacts, reconstructed ships, interactive elements and an augmented reality experience.
The Franklin Institute's newest exhibition gives insight into the world of Vikings through 600...

On Oct. 13, the Franklin Institute is set to debut Vikings: Beyond the Legend, a new, 16,000-square-foot exhibition that will take visitors on journey back to the Viking Age. An array of multimedia and interactive elements and 600 different artifacts will come together to try and retell the story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago.

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Vikings Sail Into The Franklin Institute Through March 3

One of the oldest and best science museums in the country, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia dives deep into the Viking Age with artifacts, replicas and re-enactments with its new Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibition. Visitors can get a fresh take on Viking culture and the Scandinavian explorers' impact on the modern world during the six-month-long show.

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The "Cool Astronomer" on the Travel Mug Podcast

Prepare to blow your mind, or at least bend it really far! Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, tells us why he's always looking up, updates us on what will be the world's largest land telescope, why he thinks conspiracy theory group

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Why You Should Look Up At The Sky In August

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook Twitter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - August will be a great month to look up at the heavens as stargazers will be able to see planets light up the sky, according to Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Since last spring, there have been many opportunities to see bright planets light up the night sky.

Grab some Reese's Pieces: Franklin Institute to screen documentary on Atari's buried history

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Thursday night at the Franklin Institute, video game fans will have a chance to dig into one of the most embarrassing incidents in the history of Atari. As part of their "Game Masters" exhibition, the Franklin is hosting a screening of "Atari: Game Over," with an introduction and Q&A with archaeogamer Andrew Reinhard.

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This father and son got stranded in Philly overnight. Instead of complaining, they danced.

Favorite of all the spots was the Franklin Institute. “They had a video game exhibition while we were there, which was an awesome bonus,” Flynn said. “But we’re also both into STEM education and hands-on experiments.” As for the cheesesteak question — Pat’s or Geno’s — Flynn’s son could be a Philly local in disguise.

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Eclipse 2017: Relive the American Eclipse 1 year later

One year ago, America looked up to witness the solar eclipse, including our Action News team and viewers. Action News meteorologist Adam Joseph traveled to the town of Saint Joseph, Missouri, one of the many places in the path of totality for the solar eclipse.

Things to Do: Classic whodunit game Clue comes to life with bona fide forensics - July 24, 2018

Was it Mrs. White in the conservatory with the lead pipe (and the tell-tale fingerprints)? Or Professor Plum in the ballroom with the revolver (and the scientifically accurate ballistics report)? Later this month, visitors to the Franklin Institute's popular "Science After Hours" series will try to solve a murder mystery a la the classic game - and camp-tastic film - "Clue."

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Sometimes at Art Break we feel the need to get out of town but not wander too far. We want to keep the conveniences of great food, interesting art, and cool people - you know, everything we have here, but more relaxed. So, when we get in that mood, the only thing to do is go to Philadelphia.

The Franklin Institute: A Gathering Place for Thinkers and Tinkerers Alike

One of the oldest and one of the premier centers of science education and development in the United States, the Franklin Institute was founded in 1824 and designed to inspire a passion for science in the spirit and honor of American scientist Benjamin Franklin. Read more about the ways your student group can explore the Institute.

DNA, Adapted : The Pulse : Science : WHYY

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Listen 48:57 The Pulse explores how the environment shapes biology. Turns out that influence goes deep, down to the molecular level - to the DNA of humans and animals.

Ben Franklin's 8-Bit World

The Franklin Institute currently has a summer exhibition, "Game Masters," about video game design, past and present. Beginning with the arcade era of the early 1980s with addictively simple games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, "Game Masters" includes games that broke the mold by creating complex digital worlds (SimCity) or by reaching out into your analog world (Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution), and features independent designers whose games captured a popular zeitgeist (Angry Birds,...

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Youngsters Give Check Ups to Stuffed Animals as Part of Free Education Clinic

Children in Gloucester County got the chance to become doctors for the day, practicing medicine on some of their favorite stuffed friends. On Sunday, April 22nd, Jefferson Health, in support and sponsorship of the Philadelphia Science Festival, hosted a Teddy Bear Clinic at its surgery center in Washington Township. Gov.

WHYY: Lots of thought for food at '18 Philly Science Festival

People usually stop by Reading Terminal Market for the juicy roast pork sandwiches, the freshly made scrapple, and the gooey apple dumplings. But for the next week, the Philadelphia Science Festival will pull back the curtain and show people how much science takes place at the market every day to make those dishes so delectable.

Essential Guide to the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival, April 20-28

Get ready to #GetNerdyPHL! The Philadelphia Science Festival returns from April 20 to 28 for a super-charged citywide celebration of science, engineering, technology, math and more. Led by The Franklin Institute and presented by The Dow Company Trust, the eighth annual festival features an impressive lineup of more than 80 events over nine action-packed days.

Metro US
7 things you can't miss at the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival

Calling all science nerds: The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off on Friday, April 20, with 83 events over the course of nine days. "This is our eighth year," says Ellen Trappey, managing officer of the Philadelphia Science Festival. "When it originally started, it was intended to be an opportunity for science and technology to come together.

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Kids awed by STEM at Philly Science Festival

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Science Festival came to a close with its day-long finale carnival on the Parkway. The festival featured 80 events over the course of nine days, starting April 9. The Science Festival is run by The Franklin Institute, in collaboration with 200 other regional science, cultural, and educational establishments.

Franklin Institute Awards

(Cerf)ing the Internet: meet the man who helped build it

Inside Google Managing Editor, The Keyword Published Apr 19, 2018 Editor's Note: Tonight, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf will accept a Franklin Institute Award (alongside fellow inventor Robert E. Kahn) for enabling the internet by developing TCP/IP, the set of methods that allows effective communication between millions of computer networks.

Duke professor's beautiful law of human progress

It is the most commonly denied undeniable fact: our world just keeps getting better. Even as scholars, pundits and the guy across the bar beat the ancient empty drum of doom, the key measures of life both in body (life expectancy, the quality of food and shelter) and soul (human rights, access to education) continue to flourish at home and abroad.

The 2018 Franklin Institute Awards

On April 19, 2018, The Franklin Institute hosted an awards ceremony and dinner at the museum. The annual black tie gala celebrates the most talented scientists, engineers, inventors, and innovators from across the globe. The evening began with cocktails under the 20-foot-high marble statue of Benjamin Franklin.

SLAC's Helen Quinn Honored with 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

Helen Quinn, a professor emerita at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, will receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics - one of eight prestigious Franklin Institute Awards that will be handed out in Philadelphia next April.

Game Masters: The Exhibition

The Franklin Institute Has Opened An Exhibit On The Evolution Of Video Games

Between the opening of the World Video Game Hall of Fame a few years ago and this upcoming exhibit at the Franklin Institute, it's a great time to be a video game fan. While the former celebrates the greatest games in history, the latter puts the focus on the evolution and history of the industry.
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'Game Masters' at the Franklin Institute celebrates a virtual world

If you grew up during a certain era, the first part of the new Game Masters exhibition at the Franklin Institute will be able to keep you entertained for hours. Remember pumping quarter after quarter into a machine to control a little guy jumping over barrels and climbing ladders to save the girl from big gorilla?

Drink, play video games during Game Night at Franklin Institute

This summer, the Franklin Institute is letting the 21-plus crowd into its new temporary exhibit "Game Masters" after-hours. Adults will have access to the more than 100 playable video games in the exhibit and can enjoy drinks from cash bars during monthly Game Nights.
Play more than 100 video games at the new exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Ready, player one? No quarters are required to play more than 100 video games at The Franklin Institute. They're part of the newest exhibit coming to the Philadelphia science museum. "Game Masters: The Exhibition" explores the history of video games with a series of design storyboards, interactive exhibits and, of course, plenty of chances to play everything from legendary arcade game "Asteroids" to the Kinect's "Fruit Ninja."

CBS Philly
Game Masters Exhibition Opens At The Franklin Institute

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - No need to go to the shore this summer if you want to spend time at the arcade. The Franklin Institute's brand new exhibit takes gaming to a whole new level. Starting on Saturday, more than 100 playable video games will take center stage in the new special exhibition Game Masters.
From 'Pac-Man' to 'Minecraft': What you'll find at Franklin Institute's celebration of video games

Let the games begin! Video games, that is. In "Game Masters: The Exhibition" at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, no quarters are required to play more than 100 video games - from original arcade classics such as "Donkey Kong" and "Pac-Man" to favorite console games such as "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Rock Band" to today's indie hits such as "Angry Birds" and "Fruit Ninja."

Exhibit explores evolution of gaming with 100-plus playable video games

A new temporary exhibit celebrating five decades of innovative video game design is opening at the Franklin Institute in March. Visitors will journey from the arcade era through today, where web and console games reign supreme. There will be more than 100 playable video games in the 14,000-square-foot exhibit.

Players travel from Pac-Man to Warcraft at Game Masters exhibit at Franklin Institute

CLOSE The big red button taunts: "Press start." And away you go, obliterating asteroids into confetti shards, gobbling up candy-colored ghosts, defending the peons from menacing aliens. You're an unstoppable cowboy with a fast draw ("Got Me!," the screen bleeps). You're a fierce jumper sidestepping barrels to rescue your girlfriend from a giant ape.

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor Opening Coverage

The New York Times | Arming China's Terracotta Warriors - With Your Phone

Ms. Poulton said the adoption of technology recognizes that many museumgoers, especially millennials and their children, want to be able to use their phones to enhance the museum experience. "It's not that they think it's a distraction," she said. "They expect to be able to experience this exhibit through their phone.
La Repubblica | Gli antichi guerrieri di terracotta cinesi armati dallo smartphone

DIECI guerrieri dell'Esercito di Terracotta cinese hanno ritrovato le loro antiche armi grazie alla realtà aumentata: succede al Franklin Institute di Filadelfia, dove da sabato è aperta la mostra Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, che durerà fino al 4 marzo 2018 e comprende dieci delle 8.000 celebri statue (costruite 2.200 anni fa per volontà dell'imperatore Qin Shihuangdi ed estratte dagli artigli della terra nel 1974) e 160 oggetti - come le parti in ferro delle armi e utensili vari...
09/27/2017 | Why the Terracotta Warriors are so special, and how to see them in Philly

The Franklin Institute on Saturday unveils Terracotta Warriors of The First Emperor, an ambitious, tremendously inventive exhibit about one of China's richest archaeological treasures, the massive collection of life-size clay soldiers that were crafted some 2,200 years ago and unearthed by farmers in 1974 in eastern China.

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KYW NewsRadio | Franklin Institute Opening Terracotta Warrior Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A local museum gets a new exhibition that's more than two millennia in the making. For the first time in 34 years, the Terracotta Warrior clay statues from China are here in Philadelphia. "Really a unique exhibition, probably one of the greatest archaeological finds of this century," said Larry Dubinski, President of the Franklin Institute.

Uwishunu | The Franklin Institute Debuts Major Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

More than 2,000 years ago, a massive 38-square-mile burial site for the First Qin Emperor of China was constructed by 700,000 workers over the course of around 30 years. Standing watch over the First Emperor's mausoleum were 8,000 clay soldiers and other figures - all of which guarded the tomb and remain undiscovered until 1974.

Philadelphia Style Magazine | Premiere of the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

On September 28, 2017, The Franklin Institute celebrated the opening of the east coast premiere of the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit with a gala at the museum. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a feast fit for an emperor, and live entertainment. Terracotta Warriors wandered around the space posing for selfies with guests.

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor Announcement Coverage

Philadelphia Business Journal
10 Chinese terracotta warriors coming to Franklin Institute - Philadelphia Business Journal

In October, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will present a few of the ancient Chinese terracotta warriors that were discovered in China in the 1970s. Farmers digging a well near the city of Xi'an accidentally discovered one of the great wonders of the ancient world: an entire army of life-size soldiers - about six thousand strong - made of clay.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Fall Arts Preview

Museums this fall take a look at their home territory and far-off parts of the world. The Franklin Institute has its curatorial nose in both realms. The home part of the story for the area's non-art museums encompasses the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city's grand boulevard stretching from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to City Hall.
The Philadelphia Inquirer China's terra-cotta warriors and 24 more great museum shows this fall

Museums this fall take a look at their home territory and far-off parts of the world. The Franklin Institute has its curatorial nose in both realms. The home part of the story for the area's non-art museums encompasses the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city's grand boulevard stretching from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to City Hall.
09/19/2017 | A better life through augmented reality? Really!

What do the Franklin Institute, Ikea North America Services, QVC, and the Fringe Fest have in common? They're betting on augmented reality - a commingling of the real world we live in with computer-generated imagery that makes the scene better (or weirder) for consumers.

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Lonely Planet | China's Terracotta Army is coming to Philadelphia

This fall, Philadelphia 's Franklin Institute Science Museum will be the only East Coast US venue to host Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, showcasing ten life-sized clay figures from China's legendary Terracotta Army, in addition to over 170 other ancient artefacts.

Uwishunu | The Franklin Institute To Open A Huge Terracotta Warriors Exhibition This Fall

Opening this fall, The Franklin Institute's dramatic Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibition reveals the secrets behind the 2,000-year-old army of clay statues that guarded the tomb of China's first emperor until their discovery in 1974. FAST FACTS Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor runs from September 30, 2017 to March 4, 2018.

CBS Philly
KYW NewsRadio | China's Terracotta Warriors Returning To Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - For the first time in 30 years, China's famed Terracotta Warriors are returning to Philadelphia. Franklin Institute CEO Larry Dubinski visited China three times to arrange for the upcoming Philadelphia exhibit of ten ancient life-sized sculptures known as the terracotta warriors. "The Chinese hold these very close to the vest.
WHYY Newsworks | 10 Chinese terracotta warriors coming to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

In October, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will present a few of the ancient Chinese terracotta warriors that were discovered in China in the 1970s. Farmers digging a well near the city of Xi'an accidentally discovered one of the great wonders of the ancient world: an entire army of life-size soldiers - about six thousand strong - made of clay.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Chinese terra-cotta warriors returning to Philly for first time in 30...

The Chinese warriors of the dead, crisp in their terra-cotta finery, are coming to Philadelphia, their first visit to the city in 30 years. Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, put together by the Franklin Institute and the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, will feature 10 full-size clay warriors more than 20 centuries old from the burial complex of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 B.C.

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CBS This Morning | What scientists hope to learn from total eclipse (Click to Play)

Scientists will be studying Monday's total solar eclipse to learn more about some of the mysteries of the Sun and Moon. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and his team will observe the eclipse from St. Joseph, Missouri, within a 70-mile-wide path of totality.

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Uwishunu | The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival Kicks Off Friday, April 21

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Science Festival Geek out at dozens of awesome events citywide for nine straight days... Ready to get your nerd on? The science-sational Philadelphia Science Festival returns Friday, April 21, kicking off nine days of events citywide.

Philadelphia Magazine
Philly Mag | Now You Can Go to Beer College in Philly

The crews from Yards, Saint Benjamin and the USciences brewing program are getting together to chat and drink with you at Clarkville. Until recently, getting into the beer business in college meant being the guy with the best fake ID or an understanding cousin who worked at the local liquor store.
04/07/2017 | At Penn, student teachers fight anti-science fake news

Confronted with vaccine skeptics and global-warming deniers in the public forum, what's a science teacher to do? A Penn professor tells rookies: Teach children to evaluate data and don't shy away from current events. - Tom Avril, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News


Philadelphia Business Journal
Philadelphia Business Journal | How millennials can become the next generation of givers

Perhaps nothing is more symbolic of old, monied Philadelphia than the Franklin Institute, established in 1824. Its stately, columned 83-year-old home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a monument in itself. But like its namesake, the Franklin has always defied age and stayed relevant and popular because of its mission to push science education and research forward.

NBC 10 Philadelphia
NBC10 | Photos: Día del Niño 2017

The following is a recap, through pictures, of the 9th celebration of Día del Niño 2017 at the Franklin Institute, held Saturday April 1st.

Popular Science
Popular Science | The 10 best science images, videos, and visualizations of the year

We are all too aware of how hard it can be to explain science. Describing concepts, theories, processes, and phenomena use up a lot of words-and even after careful consideration those words can fall short. That's why for the last three years Popular Science has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to honor the best science visualizations out there.

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Jewish Exponent | The Big Splurge Some Ideas for Making an Event Splash

By Peter Key Outdoor weddings can be beautiful. But they also can be at the mercy of the weather. If you're willing to shell out a few shekels, however, you can get married under the stars and still be inside. In fact, you can choose the stars you get married under.

Philadelphia Magazine
03/13/2017 | You Can Now View Philly on a Virtual Reality Headset

Visit Philadelphia just launched a virtual tour of the city's top destinations. There's now a new way to view Philly's top destinations, and it involves bleeding-edge technology. On Friday, Visit Philadelphia announced that Philly visitors, before coming to the city, can get a peek at its most popular destinations through online virtual reality tours.
IN FOCUS: STEM Programs and Initiatives in Philadelphia

Students in Philadelphia are learning to become more proficient in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - with the help of various nonprofits, city organizations, and federal law enforcement. Jennifer's guest include three people affiliated with the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to talk about their STEM Scholars program.

NBC 10 Philadelphia
03/03/2017 | Franklin Inst. Astronomer Pitts Named 'Philadelphia Hero'

Mayor Jim Kenney is honoring a Philadelphia astronomer with an out-of-this-world recognition Friday evening. Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts has been declared as a "Philadelphia Hero" at the Franklin Institute for his contribution to educating and exposing children to the sciences.

Metro Philly | Mingle with dinosaurs at Jurassic World at the Franklin Institute

Welcome to "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" at the Franklin Institute. Created by Universal Studios, Imagine Exhibition and Creature Technology Co., the dinosaurs from the big screen have invaded the City of Brotherly Love. Since making its North American debut at the Franklin Institute in November, "Jurassic World" is quickly becoming one of their most successful traveling exhibitions in the last 10 years.

Courier-Post | 12 museums kids will love this winter!

Gray winter days seem cozier when spent inside a great museum. Have you taken your kids to the must-see institutions, as well as to the little-known charmers? No better time than now. When cabin fever strikes, go visit a dinosaur. Or gaze upon an oil painting of a summer day.

Courier-Post | 'Robot Revolution' at The Franklin Institute

Robots have made the leap from sci-fi to real life. Why not see some of them up close and learn how they are changing the way humans live? At The Franklin Institute, you can experience a simulated trip in a self-driving Google Car, watch a Rubik's Cube-solving robot and program a robotic arm.
09/14/2016 | Celebrate One Book, One Philadelphia with these 8 events

One Book, One Philadelphia celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The program, featuring literary works that will promote library usage, literacy, and proactive concepts of citywide engagement and communion, strives to be inclusive and allows everyone - readers and nonreaders, theater heads, foodies - access to discuss and engage with a particular book, regardless of their backgrounds.

01/09/2017 | Name that beer: Yards Brewing, Philadelphia Science Festival seek moniker for...

Beginning last week, the public is invited to vote on the name for this year's special-edition, "scientifically inspired concoction" for the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival, a collaboration between the event's organizers and Yards Brewing Co. This is the seventh year the Philadelphia Science Festival and Yards have worked together on a beer, but it is the first time the public is helping choose the name.

CBS Philly | What's Cooking on 1060: 'Science After Hours'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Franklin Institute kicks off a new year of their cocktail series at the museum this month called "Science After Hours." In this week's segment of What's Cooking on 1060, KYW's Hadas Kuznits learns about cocktails from nearly a century ago.

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01/05/2017 | Beets Used To Help Melt Snow

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Beets aren't just for eating anymore. They're being used to help melt snow. Rock salt is corrosive. It can tear up concrete and asphalt, cause problems for your dog's paws, and, experts say, the sodium can make its way to streams and could change the chemistry of fresh water which could impact aquatic life.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

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Bucks Local News | MASTERS OF EARTH: 'Jurassic World' exhibit in Philadelphia might be the...

PHILADELPHIA >> In case you missed the big announcement this summer, "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" is now open to the public. After the educational blockbuster exhibit thrilled Australian audiences, its debut in North America happens in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Magazine
11/30/2016 | The Franklin Institute Celebrates "Jurassic World: The Exhibition"

Attendees had a chance to explore the Isla Nublar park, complete with informational exhibits, guides and life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Last week "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" opened at the Franklin Institute. Based on the blockbuster movie, the exhibition immerses its audience in scenes inspired by the beloved film.

Courier-Post Online | 'Jurassic World' stomps into Franklin Institute

If you're planning to visit the "Jurassic World'' exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, dig out your fastest shoes. Even though you'll keep telling yourself the robotic dinosaurs and raptors are just that - fake - it will be hard to keep your heart rate at a normal level the first time they stare at you.

NBC 10 Philadelphia
11/26/2016 | 'Jurassic World' Comes Alive at The Franklin Institute

Dinosaurs in museums tend to be of the fossilized variety, but a new exhibit in Philadelphia is bringing the creatures and their world to life. "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" opened at the Franklin Institute on Friday. Based on the blockbuster dinosaur movie franchise, the experience mixes the vibe of a theme park with the backstory of science.

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Temple Update Online | Jurassic World Exhibit Comes to the Franklin Institute

The Jurassic World Exhibit has come roaring into Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute is now home to the exhibit's North American debut after its successful run at the Melbourne Museum in Australia earlier this year. Inspired by the 2015 blockbuster hit, Jurassic World takes visitors to the island of Isla Nublar to see some of their favorite extinct creatures.
The Morning Call Online | 'Jurassic World' roars into Philadelphia

See what it would be like to go to a real-life Jurassic Park, like in the hit movie, at "Jurassic World: The Exhibition." It makes its North American premiere Friday at the Franklin Institute. The experience is a simulation of a visit to the park from the 2015 film "Jurassic World."

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11/30/2016 | MASTERS OF EARTH: 'Jurassic World' exhibit in Philadelphia might be the...

PHILADELPHIA >> In case you missed the big announcement this summer, "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" is now open to the public. After the educational blockbuster exhibit thrilled Australian audiences, its debut in North America happens in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

11/24/2016 | 'Jurassic World' comes alive at Philly exhibit

PHILADELPHIA - Dinosaurs in museums tend to be of the fossilized variety, but a new exhibit in Philadelphia is bringing the creatures and their world to life. " Jurassic World: The Exhibition" opens at the Franklin Institute on Friday.

Philadelphia Family Magazine | Enter 'Jurassic World' at the Franklin Institute

Editor Get ready to set sail for Isla Nublar: "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" is open at the Franklin Institute, the blockbuster exhibit's first stop in North America. Based on the massively popular movie, the exhibit takes a page from theme parks and tries to immerse visitors in the experience of standing beside dinosaurs brought back to life.

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Uwishunu | Blockbuster Jurassic World Exhibition Now Open

Get ready for Jurassic times. The U.S. debut of Jurassic World: The Exhibition hits The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia this winter and spring. Opening Friday, November 25 and continuing through April 2017, the huge exhibition immerses visitors in the world created by the blockbuster movie franchise and delivers thousands of square feet of dinosaur-inhabited galleries and incredibly life-like animatronic creatures.
11/10/2016 | Franklin Institute leader lands a new job

Frederic Bertley, the Franklin Institute's highly regarded senior vice president of science and education, has been named the new president and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio. He starts Jan. 1. "It really is the sweetest, most strychnine-laced elixir that I've made for myself to drink - it's bittersweet," Bertley said.

Metro Online | Robot Revolution rolls into The Franklin Institute

The future isn't coming. It's already here, and it has arrived at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute with the Robot Revolution exhibit. The visionary collection features a wide assortment of robots, curated from universities and global robotics companies. Many of them are available for interaction with the museum's guests.

TIME For Kids | Robots Rule!

Bionic robots! Furry robots! Robots that can play soccer, ride a bike, and climb walls! You can see them all at a new exhibit called Robot Revolution, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The exhibit, which opened October 8, explores the capabilities of 40 amazing robots.

NBC 10 Philadelphia | Franklin Institute Showcases New Virtual Reality Exhibit

A new virtual reality initiative from the Franklin Institute - including a permanent exhibit and a mobile app - will bring the latest in technology to thousands of museum visitors and countless others around the world, while creating a spark within the industry to drive innovation forward.

CBS Philly | New Virtual Reality Exhibit At Franklin Institute

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE (CBS) - Virtual Reality has arrived in Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute opened a new exhibit Tuesday night called the 'holodeck,' which uses VR technology to let visitors experience science in a whole new way.

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10/26/2016 | VR: New way to experience Franklin Institute

Be prepared to step into another world next time you enter the Franklin Institute. The museum just unveiled its latest technology that will virtually transport you just about anywhere imaginable. While it may look like - and sound like - the ocean floor, you're actually standing in the Franklin Institute's latest piece of virtual reality called the Holodeck.

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10/24/2016 | The Franklin Institute Debuts First-Of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experience

This week, The Franklin Institute will become the first cultural organization in Philly to incorporate virtual reality (VR) into its exhibit space. On Tuesday night, the museum unveils the world's most comprehensive, multi-tiered virtual reality initiative at a museum. Fast Facts The Franklin Institute debuts a virtual-reality experience on Tuesday night, October 25.
10/20/2016 | That time dinosaurs crashed Chio in the Morning's wedding

If you saw a 17-by-18-foot velociraptor roaming Philly on Wednesday, you were not hallucinating. And if you were Chio in the Morning, the morning-show host at Mix 106.1, that raptor crashed your wedding. The dinosaur is on a two-day tour of the city and will be a part of Jurassic World: The Exhibition that opens at the Franklin Institute on Nov.

Robot Revolution

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Temple Update | New Robot Revolution Exhibit at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute Science Museum, home to 12 permanent exhibits, has opened up a new interactive exhibit dedicated to Robots called The Robot Revolution. Different than other featured exhibits in the past, The Robot Revolution includes 40 different robots from companies and universities all over the world.

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10/07/2016 | The Robots Are Coming! Inside the Franklin Institute's "Robot Revolution"

The new exhibit on our future overlords opens Saturday. Watch out for the red one - he cheats. Robots are like those creepy clowns that have been popping up everywhere, only more scientific. They're at once attractive and repulsive: sort of human, clearly not really human, with an undercurrent of someday-we'll-take-over-your-world.

CBS Philly │ Robots Take Over Franklin Institute

CENTER CITY (CBS) - For decades robots have dominated television and movie screens. Now an exhibit shows people how robots work, and what they can actually do has come to the Franklin Institute. Larry Dubinski with the Franklin Institute said it brings different aspects together.

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Philadelphia Magazine | 40 Fall Arts Events in Philadelphia You Absolutely Can't Miss

It's hard to believe it was just five years ago that the British gal with the soaring voice became a household name. These days, at 28, she's the second-highest-paid female celebrity in the world (so says Forbes, which puts pride-of-Berks-County Taylor Swift in the top spot), and her two Philly shows this month are easily the hottest ticket in town.

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Visit Philadelphia | 25 Must-See Exhibitions In Philadelphia For Fall 2016

As the trees begin to burst with vibrant colors this fall, so do the museums throughout Philadelphia. At venues citywide, there are tons of blockbuster exhibitions to catch this season. Debuting in September, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now brings a sweeping black arts exhibition to the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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09/27/2016 | The Franklin Institute To Debut Awesome Immersive Robot Exhibition

Get ready for a Robot Revolution, Philadelphia. Learn about the immense impact robots have on our day-to-day life at an exciting new exhibition at The Franklin Institute. Exhibition Fast Facts Robot Revolution runs October 8 through April 2, 2017. More than 40 robots fill the exhibition. Tickets are available online.

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Travel+Leisure Online | Walk With Dinosaurs in New Jurassic World Experience

Lovers of dinosaurs and admirers of all things Jurassic Park will be in for a treat when a Jurassic World themed exhibit makes its first North American stop at Philadelphia's The Franklin Institute, starting this November. The interactive exhibit, entitled simply "Jurassic World: The Exhibition!" is set to run Nov 25-April 17.

09/09/2016 | Five for Friday: Mentalist Max Major

Max Major's origins as a mentalist began humbly: He just wanted to outsmart his older brother. "I wanted to know something he didn't know how to do," Major told PhillyVoice, recalling a moment when his brother tried to impress him with a magic trick.

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09/21/2016 | 'jurassic Park' Comes To Life In Realistic Dinosaur Experience

Lovers of dinosaurs and admirers of all things Jurassic Park will be in for a treat when a Jurassic World themed exhibit makes its first North American stop at Philadelphia's The Franklin Institute, starting this November. The interactive exhibit, entitled simply "Jurassic World: The Exhibition!" is set to run Nov 25-April 17.

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PhillyVoice│Historic plane removed from Franklin Institute for restoration

A familiar sight outside the Franklin Institute will be missing for a significant period of time, museum officials announced. The Budd BB1 Pioneer Aircraft was removed on Wednesday from its moorings along 20th Street for a full restoration. The 1,750-pound plane has been displayed along the building's facade since 1935, making it the second longest-running exhibit at the museum.

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09/07/2016│Franklin Institute to Remove, Restore Outdoor Aircraft

The Franklin Institute will be saying goodbye to the aircraft situated in front of the educational institute, at least temporarily. The Franklin Institute on Wednesday morning will begin removing the Budd BB1 Pioneer aircraft for maintenance. The Pioneer has been a fixture at the institution since 1935. Created by Edward G.

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The Hollywood│Soon You Can Visit an (Almost) Real 'Jurassic World'

Last year's T Rex-size smash was just the latest in a franchise of movies dedicated to demonstrating the inherent dangers of dinosaur-themed parks and exhibits - which makes the announcement of a real life Jurassic World exhibition opening in Philadelphia this November such a surprise ...

Entertainment Weekly's│'Jurassic World Fans Can See Life-Size, Animatronic Dinosaurs at New Exhibit

A new exhibit is letting Jurassic World fans get up close and personal with dinosaurs - animatronic dinosaurs, that is. Jurassic World: The Exhibition, which is coming to The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in November, will simulate a visit to the titular theme park from the 2015 blockbuster film starring Chris Pratt, NBCUniversal and Imagine Exhibitions announced Tuesday.

08/31/2016│A 'Jurassic World' Exhibit Is Opening In Philadelphia

Created by a team who has apparently never seen the franchise, Jurassic World: The Exhibition is opening to the public this fall at the Franklin Institute, and the world as we know it is ending. OK, obviously, there will be a slight difference between this in-real-life Jurassic World and the that the life-size dinosaurs will be animatronic thanks to Creature Technology Co.

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08/30/2016│Epic New Jurassic World Exhibition Coming To The Franklin Institute This Fall

Get ready, Philadelphia - dinosaurs are coming. This fall, visitors to The Franklin Institute will be able to explore thousands of square feet of dinosaur-inhabited galleries when the museum opens a groundbreaking new exhibit that brings life-like animatronic creatures to town.
08/18/2016│ Commentary: Summer program nurtures students' passion for science

By Bill Sigmund and Frederic Bertley This summer, Pokémon Go wasn't the only thing engaging the minds and imaginations of youngsters across the Philadelphia region. Anyone within earshot of a local library would have encountered the joyful sounds of children having a raucous good time, all the while building essential educational skills.

6ABC | Exploring STEM in California Announcement

3 lucky students from our area are the winners of a special 4 day education tour Tuesday night. Students came to the Franklin Institute for a special look at the Science Behind Pixar exhibit. Afterwards, 3 students were chosen to go on a whirlwind 4 day STEM tour of San Francisco to see some of the world's leading technology centers.

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Uwishunu | 15+ Excellent Events Happening In Philly This Week, April 18-24

It's an awesome week to be in Philadelphia. Spring festival season hits in a major way this week with four blockbuster city fests coming and going in neighborhoods all around town. Major Festivals This Week Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival opens April 22 in Franklin Square.

Philadelphia Weekly | Geek Invasion: Science Fest; Tech Week; Free Comic Book Day & more

The Sci­ence Fest­iv­al is nine in­tense days of know­ledge, in­clud­ing lec­tures, de­bates, hands-on activ­it­ies, spe­cial ex­hib­i­tions The Sci­ence Fest­iv­al is nine in­tense days of know­ledge, in­clud­ing lec­tures, de­bates, hands-on activ­it­ies, spe­cial ex­hib­i­tions-and did we men­tion drink­ing activ­it­ies, phew!

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The Philadelphia Inquirer Weekend | Sciences of Food, Fear, and Fun

The Philadelphia Science Festival is back for its sixth year, starting today, with almost 100 events planned all over the city over nine days. That's a lot of sciency fun to tackle, but to make it easier, we've combed through the calendar and picked out some of the coolest workshops, demonstrations, parties, lectures, and tours. Get ready to get nerdy.
04/21/2016 | The 8 coolest events at the Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival is back for its sixth year, starting today, with almost 100 events planned all over the city over nine days. That's a lot of sciencey fun to tackle, but to make it easier, we've combed through the calendar and picked out some of the coolest workshops, demonstrations, parties, lectures, and tours.
04/29/2016 | In North Philadelphia, A museum is no longer a hidden gem

SUSAN GLASSMAN, executive director of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, went to work at the museum two decades ago and met a man who recalled visiting it in the late 1930s or early 1940s, when the technology on display was a tube for a new invention: the television.

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Philadelphia Magazine | 10 Things You Might Not Know Are at the Franklin Institute

All this week, the city has been celebrating its long love affair with science via the Philadelphia Science Festival, organized by the Franklin Institute. The event, now in its sixth year, has gotten so big - in 2015, 95,000 of us attended - that its signature Science Carnival has moved from the Institute to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

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04/29/2016 | The Philadelphia Science Festival Wraps With Two Huge Events

The brainy fun of the annual Science Festival culminates in an epic Science After Hours and a waterfront carnival... The brainy bonanza that is the Philadelphia Science Festival wraps up its 2016 celebration this weekend in grand fashion.

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The Atlantic | The Many Ways to Map the Brain

It takes both science and art to make sense of the organ's complexities. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Brain mapping has come a long way since the days of Korbinian Brodmann.
07/12/2016 | NASA's Trip to Jupiter: Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a discussion about Jupiter with guest host Jeff Glor of CBS News. Last Tuesday, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully made the 1.8 billion mile journey to Jupiter's atmosphere. The mission will give us the first glimpse below the dense clouds of the planet.
07/24/2016 | Celebrities DNC'n around Philadelphia

The Democrats may not have any more unity than the Republicans did at their convention, but they are going to have a lot more celebrity bold-faced names. - Howard Gensler, Philadelphia Daily News

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CBS This Morning | ​Mo Rocca tours Philadelphia, a city of firsts

After correspondent Mo Rocca conquered Cleveland last week, it's only fitting that he show us the sights and sounds of the City of Brotherly Love. A historic convention like this requires a city with some real gravitas. As for Philadelphia? Let's just say it's in the history-making business.

Thrillist | 19 Philly Date Ideas to Try Before Summer Ends

Remember the "heat dome?" Haha, man, that was crazy, right guys? It was so hot. Try to forget it ever happened by distracting yourself at the Franklin Institute’s behind-the-scenes Pixar exhibit before it closes up September 5th. Not only can you feel like a kid again (in central air, no less), but afterward, you can hop over to Assembly's rooftop bar for a drink with a view.

PhillyVoice | Here's the most complex, detailed depiction of the brain in the world

The newest art addition to the Franklin Institute at first appears as a giant image of the brain etched onto a shimmering gold panel - simple yet beautiful, with the organ's squiggly silhouette instantly recognizable from afar. But as you step closer to the artwork, the ornate intricacy of the piece reveals itself in breathtaking fashion.

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08/09/2016 | Franklin Institute Hosts 'Science After Hours'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Franklin Institute hosted an event Tuesday night, aimed at getting adults interested in the sciences. Sparklers, hydrogen balloons, liquid nitrogen, and soap are just a few of the tools used during the Science After Hours program at the Franklin Institute. "This is our 'don't try this at home' Science After Hours.

Trentonian│ Bilo, Channel 3 mixing science and weather

Kate Bilo says she is excited that Channel 3, working with Einstein Healthcare and the Franklin Institute, dedicated an entire studio to science stories. Not only for weather stories although Kate and her fellow Channel 3 meteorologists - Justin Drabick, Katie Fehlinger and Lauren Casey - will make constant use of the Einstein Healthcare Science Center, but for all science-related reports.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer | Summer program nurtures children's passion for science

This summer, Pokémon Go wasn't the only thing engaging the minds and imaginations of youngsters across the Philadelphia region. Anyone within earshot of a local library would have encountered the joyful sounds of children having a raucous good time, all the while building essential educational skills.

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08/22/2016 | Max Major Can Read Your Mind

The mentalist is an expert at unlocking cell phones by guessing the code. He brings his show back to the Franklin Institute this weekend. Max Major's job is to read your mind, whether that's accurately guessing your phone passcode or knowing exactly what long-ago memory is in your head right now.

NBC 10 Philadelphia │ 'Jurassic World' Roars Into Franklin Institute

A new exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute promises to be "the closest you will ever come to living dinosaurs." The science museum at N 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway revealed details Tuesday of "Jurassic World: The Exhibition." The exhibit - set to run from Nov.

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WHERE Philadelphia | Hot Dates: April 22-30 Philadelphia Science Festival

Dive into everything science, engineering, and tech at the annual Science Festival. Hands-on projects, live debates, and special exhibits will be on display throughout the nine days. The festival is geared towards all ages and scientific interests. 215-448-1346,

Courier-Post | Test your 'Expert' Skills at the Franklin

You ever encounter the insane, mind-numbing moment when you realize someone very important in your life has absolutely no idea what you do professionally? Like you're at a party and your best friend forever has to introduce you and he says, "This is John. We go way back. John works ...

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04/23/2016 | Stargazers Get In Their Element Throughout The Region

PHILADELHIA (CBS) - The weather conditions were ideal for the Philadelphia Science Festival's Astronomy Night Saturday, taking place at dozens of locations throughout Center City and the suburbs. One of those spots was the Independence Seaport Museum, where Al Bruno helped stargazers see what's happening in the night sky.
04/20/2016 | Science of Suds: Aspiring Philly Brewers are Getting Schooled

Matt Farber is a biologist who delights in identifying strains of yeast and studying enzymes. He's also an avid home brewer. So perhaps it was inevitable that Farber, a tall figure in a crisp white lab coat, would combine those passions to launch the region's first brewing-science certificate program, now in its first year at the University of the Sciences.

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Uwishunu | The 2016 Philadelphia Science Festival Arrives Citywide April 22

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Science Festival Ready to get nerdy, Philly? The Philadelphia Science Festiva returns April 22-30 for its sixth year of brainy fun... Did you know Plexiglas, the first polio vaccine and the X-ray were all invented in Philadelphia?
Penn Current | Old Favorites and New Twists at Philadelphia Science Festival

Science lovers, rejoice. The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) is making a return from Friday, April 22, to Saturday, April 30, and Penn, a sponsor and core collaborator of the event, will be well represented in the festivities. This year marks the sixth annual PSF and includes more than 90 events citywide.

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Mommy Poppins | 25 Things We Are Excited To Do With Philly Kids this Spring

Spring has sprung in Philly and it's the perfect time to get outdoors and find some new adventures with your littles. If you're feeling the winter blues, the good news is that spring is finally here (let's hope it sticks around this time), and there's plenty for Philly families to do.

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04/01/2016 | Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) returns for its sixth year of scientific celebrations with nine days of events at restaurants, breweries, museums, libraries, galleries and outdoor spaces. In past years, the festival has seen engagement from more than 95,000 people, and with the awesome, 90-plus happenings on tap for 2016, this year's festival is poised to be bigger, better and brainier than ever before.
Mommy Poppins | Springtime Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals for Philly Families

It may be cold outside, but spring is here and so is festival season. Philly families look forward to a springtime season filled with festivals, fairs, and carnivals. Whether you're in the city or the 'burbs, it is definitely worthwhile to put some of these events on your family's calendar.

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03/30/2016 | The 12 Biggest Festivals Hitting Philly In April

Now in its sixth year, the Philadelphia Science Festival aims to inspire the next generation of scientists with a plethora of events over a nine-day span. Highlighting how science and technology impact our daily lives, the festival features a number of hands-on, interactive events and exhibitions for all ages, including the annual massive street Science Carnival to take place at a new location this year, Penn's Landing. Best of all, most events are completely free.

Philly Voice | Get ready for the Philadelphia Science Festival 2016

The Philadelphia Science Festival returns for its sixth year, but this time with a new carnival location. Due to construction projects at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Penns Landing will host the outdoor event April 30 featuring more than 150 exhibitors. The carnival is only one part of the massive, citywide festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math.
03/16/2016 | Science Festival set for another run, a relocated carnival

Ben Franklin Parkway and I-676 bridge construction has forced the Philadelphia Science Festival to move its signature Science Carnival to the Delaware waterfront. And nobody knows whether the festival's longtime lead sponsor, Dow Chemical, will still be so generous if its merger with DuPont goes through.

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit 2016

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Look What Mom & Dad Found | The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute Ticket Giveaway

For so many years our family has been enjoying The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It isn't just one of the oldest museums in the country, it's the leading museum for innovation, science and technology. Known for it's interactive learning and entertaining exhibits their newest, The Science Behind Pixar might be their best yet.

USA TODAY | 12 can't-miss U.S. museum exhibits this spring

Pop culture and pot culture. Megacities and dollhouses. Van Gogh's bedroom and El Chapo's prison cell. Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney's unlikely friendship. U.S. museums are getting creative this spring. These new and special exhibits take interactivity to a new level with museum mini golf, virtual reality tours through famous paintings, life-size Pixar characters, and a cloud of plastic bags meant to evoke Mumbai.

03/10/2016 | The Science Behind Pixar at the Franklin Institute

Ever wonder what it takes to make your favorite movies? Philly's Franklin Institute brings families behind the scenes in its newest offering, The Science Behind Pixar, a traveling exhibit that makes its first run in Philly March 12-Sept. 5.

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Uwishunu | Blockbuster Pixar Exhibition Coming To The Franklin Institute In March

Woody and Nemo took shape in the imaginations of the creative teams at Pixar, and they sprang onto the screen through science, technology, engineering and math. This spring at The Franklin Institute, Pixar's famous on-screen characters hit the gallery floor for a six-month exhibition pulling back the curtain on the fascinating world of the animated movie universe.
03/12/2016 | At Franklin Insitute: Science goes to the movies

Mikey Krause had waited practically his whole life for this. The 3-year-old can recite every line spoken by Toy Story character Woody and he reenacts the movie with his toys. Now, wearing a yellow Woody T-shirt and a brown fabric holster on one hip, he stood awestruck, face-to-face with a Buzz Lightyear, several times taller than him at a Franklin Institute exhibit.

KYW NewsRadio: New Franklin Institute Exhibit Blends Sports And Science

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Calling all sports fans! The interactive sports exhibit upstairs at the Franklin Institute has been overhauled. The new state of the art features will be on full display starting Saturday. "You'll be able to compete in everything from running to softball to biking," Franklin institute President and CEO Larry Dubinski tells CBS 3 Eyewitness News.

Courier-Post: SportsZone satisfies kids' need for speed

Larry Dubinski, president and CEO of The Franklin Institute, had barely gotten through his "ready, set, go" speech to open the newest permanent exhibit at the museum when mascots of three of Philadelphia's professional teams burst through a plastic sheet. "Rocky'' music blared and children rushed the podium, to high-five the Phanatic, Swoop and Franklin the Dog.

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Bucks County Courier Times: Pitching the science of sports at the Franklin Institute

The museum opens SportsZone, a permanent exhibit that allows visitors to engage in virtual competition with skaters, football and baseball players "to discover how sports connect the science of the human body, technical innovation and laws of motion." The story is told in terms every fan and player understand, "Ready?

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Courier-Post | Franklin uses Pixar friends to teach STEM

The Franklin Institute's newest exhibit "The Science Behind Pixar'' has plenty of WOW! for adults. The Institute's special exhibits have long been popular with children because of hands-on stations that offer a peek into ancient lives, architecture and disasters (Pompeii, the Titanic, and the like).

PhillyVoice | The Color of Science: Franklin Institute to highlight African American STEM role...

The Franklin institute will host "The Color of Science" for two days beginning April 1. Each year The Franklin Institute hopes the program will "increase awareness of the significant contributions that women and persons of color have made in science and technology, and illuminate the need for diversity within the scientific and engineering arenas," as stated in a press release.

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04/02/2016 | At FI, students learn science is a diverse field

James West, a bonafide rock star of science and technology, explained to the rapt group of young students assembled around his table that African drum communication was a model for the cell phone. Just as voices are transmitted from tower to tower before they reach their destinations, drum messages traveled from drummer to drummer, said West, 85, a professor of engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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Uwishunu | Weekend Picks: March Madness, Pixar At The Franklin Institute, Questlove At The...

Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia Spring is coming, Philly! Sunday is the first day of Spring and the city celebrates its arrival with free water ice, live music, basketball, cool exhibitions and more. There may be a chill in the air this weekend as the first day of spring (Sunday!)

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visit Franklin Institute's new SportsZone exhibit Philadelphia Eagles wide reciever Jordan Matthews and students from the Steppingstone Scholars' Middle Grades Academy (MGA) program visited The Franklin Institute's new SportsZone exhibit last month as a way to learn concepts around the science of sports. The event was part of the Philadelphia Eagles "Community Monday" initiative.

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The Daily Journal | Love Pixar animation?

PHILADELPHIA - The Franklin Institute will host the "Science Behind Pixar," an interactive exhibit that takes a unique inside look into the award-winning films of Pixar Animation Studios through the lens of the STEM concepts used by the artists and scientists who help bring the films and their unforgettable characters to the big screen, from March 12 through Sept.

What a year in space means for Scott Kelly's health

Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth on Tuesday night after his record-setting mission, but have you ever wondered what almost a year in space does to a person's body, and how astronauts reacclimate to terrestrial life? Kelly will first touch down in Kazakhstan, then fly back to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

03/14/2016 | The Franklin Institute Presents The Science Behind Pixar

Editorial & Marketing Assistant It is never too early to cultivate STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) in your children, and what better way to inspire those interests than through their favorite movies, like Pixar's Finding Nemo, Inside Out, and Toy Story, to mention a few.

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6ABC Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets

We've seen them in horror movies, and even adventure flicks featuring Indiana Jones, but the real thing has arrived in Philadelphia. An authentic human mummy is on loan to the Franklin Institute. Action news got a sneak peek Tuesday at the 23 hundred year old mummy, whose nick-name is Annie, short for anonymous.
WHYY Newsworks | The science of realistic animated hair, Pixar at the Franklin

Last week, the animation company PIXAR won an Academy Award for its film "Inside Out," it's eighth Oscar for best animated film. Still, the guy involved with all those winning films has a hard time explaining to his mother what he does for a living. "My mother says, 'Explain again what it is you do?

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PhillyVoice | The Franklin Institute unveils new exhibit: 'The Science Behind Pixar'

Tickets are now on sale for the newest exhibit at the Franklin Institute, which will open on Saturday, March 12. "The Science Behind Pixar" gives visitors an inside look into Pixar Animation Studios filmmaking, using activities inspired from beloved films like "Toy Story," "Monsters Inc.," "A Bug's Life" and "Inside Out."

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UWISHUNU | The Franklin Institute Unveils 65+ Artifacts, A Real-Life Mummy And More In A New...

This past weekend, The Franklin Institute opened its doors to Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science , an exhibition that brings together discoveries of ancient Egpyt and the important roles that modern technology and modern-day science play in furthering knowledge of ancient artifacts.

02/27/2016 | See 'National Parks Adventure' at the Franklin Institute's IMAX theater

Through April, the Tuttleman IMAX Theater at the Franklin Institute is showing a 45-minute film on the beauty and history of America's National Parks. The movie gives audience members wide, sweeping views of the nation's natural wonders while Academy Award-winner Robert Redford narrates throughout. It's a fitting time for the movie screening in Philly.

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04/21/2016 | Franklin Institute Celebrates the Luminaries and Potential of Science

Until the Kepler space telescope was launched in 2009, planets beyond our solar system seemed to be few and far between. But since then, Kepler has disproved that belief in spectacular fashion, confirming over a thousand new worlds orbiting other stars in our galaxy - some of which may even be Earth-like planets harboring life.

PhillyVoice | Rock out at the Franklin Institute's Science After Hours

On Tuesday, March 8, the Franklin Institute will host the next Science After Hours event. The theme for the night is "Party Like a Rock Star." During the 21-plus event, guests can grab beer or wine from several cash bars within the museum and learn science that relates to rock n' roll.
04/20/2016 | High-tech Drug Delivery Pioneer Honored by Franklin Institute

The field of medicine has tried all manner of techniques to ensure that patients take their daily pills, from issuing gentle reminders to checking whether prescriptions have been refilled. Robert S. Langer wants to tackle the problem with technology: loading a computer chip with medicine and embedding it in the patient's body.

03/12/2016 | The science of ... Pixar: New exhibit is a homage to STEM

In 1995, Pixar Animation Studios made its production debut on the big screen with "Toy Story," marking the very first feature-length, fully computer-animated film in history. Audiences and critics everywhere adored the dynamic between Woody and Buzz, who became household names, and the movie grossed $362 million at the box office.

Times Herald Online| Live Blog Replay: How do they do it? Find out about Pixar's filmmaking...

"The Science Behind Pixar" runs March 12-Sept. 5. Get hands-on while exploring the technology behind beloved animated films and their characters. With more than 40 interactive elements, the exhibition's eight sections focus on steps in the Pixar filmmaking process. You can even come face-to-face with re-creations of Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and Wall-E.

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CBS Philly | Franklin Institute Speaker Series Set To Begin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Franklin Institute kicks off its Speaker Series tonight. Dr. Frederick Bertley, senior vice president of science and education at the Institute explains how the museum's speaker series came to be: "A lot of people don't know some basic things around science, and so we decided to do a panel search out there and get some ideas as to what people are really interested in."

Philly Bite | Philly's Best Known Weird and Wacky Places to Visit

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Just Beneath the surface of the city's historic, hip, eternally proud Philadelphia region, a treasure trove of wacky weirdness emerges. It's here the visitors can satisfy a craving for quirky, nerdy, creepy and otherwise out-there interests such as the country's largest pizza memorabilia collection, the ldest hospital (replete with surgical amphitheater), a picnic-friendly urban cemetery, the oldest ginkgo tree and only brick-and-mortar homage to the one and only...

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6ABC | Franklin Institute Laureates award

It was an impressive meeting of the minds at the Franklin Institute in Center City Tuesday. Some of the world's most accomplished scientists arrived, as recipients of the prestigious Franklin Institute Laureates award. Many of them met with students and museum visitors and demonstrated their groundbreaking innovations, from creating a new understanding of cardiovascular disease to uncovering some of the earth's mysteries underground.

Courier-Post |Teenage mummy at heart of new Franklin Institute exhibit

Annie, a mysterious Egyptian teenager, returned to Philadelphia in mid-January after a five-year cross-county journey with stops in major cities. Checking on her well-being shortly after her arrival was Mimi Leveque, who has been overseeing Annie's state for those five years, following her to every stop on her journey.

02/18/2016 | Byko: Why the attack on Ben Franklin?

AS IF TO PROVE my longtime contention that academics have too much time on their hands, a study from Harvard's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government suggests getting rid of our $100 bill. They don't want to see the C-note. The last sensible thing to come out of Harvard was JFK.

General Franklin Institute Coverage | Janurary 2016

01/29/2016 | Spring into Philly family fun

Now is the season of short days (so dark, so soon!), spending more time inside (so warm!), trying not to step on that toy on the floor (so sharp!), reminding the kids to use inside voices (so loud!), and doing that 400-piece Frozen puzzle for the thousandth time (so much blue!).

PhillyVoice: Franklin Institute opening new sports science exhibit

Visitors to the Franklin Institute will soon be able to race against virtual versions of accomplished athletes in a new exhibit opening this fall. The museum announced their new SportZone exhibit on Monday, which will replace the Sports Challenge exhibit and be all about the science behind sports.

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CBS News This Morning | Astronomer Derrick Pitts explains evidence behind ninth planet

Scientists have discovered a possible new planet in our solar system for the first time in 170 years. Evidence of this ninth planet was found on the far edge of the system. Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology have not directly seen it yet, but they think it is up to 10 times bigger than Earth and 20 times farther away than Neptune.

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The Philadelphia Tribune: Jordan Matthews guides students on Franklin Institute's SportsZone Exhibit

The MGA program includes students from the Duckery, Dunbar and McMichael schools. Lincoln football players earn all-conference honors The Lincoln University has placed three football players on the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's all-conference teams. The CIAA, in conjunction with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, announced their selection.

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