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Portfolio│ 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... | Not Your Momma's Microbe Lab, Featuring Jayatri Das

A new genetic engineering machine takes microbial design to the masses.


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...

PhillyVoice│ 'Jurassic World: The Exhibition' coming to The Franklin Institute

The North American premiere of "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" will take place on Nov. 25 at The Franklin Institute. Life-size animatronic dinosaurs (there's a Brachiosaurus...│Dinosaurs to take over the Franklin Institute with 'Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Hold on to your butts. This fall, the Franklin Institute will play host to everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures - dinosaurs - for the U.S. debut of Jurassic World: The...

2016 Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Yikes! Philly Science Fest Explores Biology of Fear

The most gut-clenching, psyche-rattling moment of Margee Kerr's 36 years on this planet came when she was 116 stories in the air above it, strapped in a harness so she could...

Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia Magazine | Interview with Derrick Pitts by Victor Fiorillo

On the eve of this month's Philadelphia Science Festival, the Franklin Institute's chief astronomer talks alien life, presidential politics, and the best pasta in town. | The Interview: People-person geek Gerri Trooskin, spark of the Science Festival

IF SHE COULD slip back in time and talk to her 16-year-old self, Philadelphia Science Festival Director Gerri Trooskin, 35, knows what she would say: "You have no idea how cool...

95.7 BEN FM

95.7 BEN FM | Senior VP of Science and Education Frederic Bertley Talks Philadelphia Science...

On this week's episode... Lori Litchman's Philadelphia Book , South Street Spring Festival, and the Philadelphia Science Carnival Author, teacher and Philadelphia Lori Litchman...


WIRED | A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons

Ready to get really really meta? A new installation at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, open June 25, displays what happens in your brain-while you're looking at it. The...

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post | Giant Artwork Reflects The Gorgeous Complexity of The Human Brain

A new work of art that was recently installed at The Franklin Institute is based on actual scientific data that provides a glimpse into the brain's complexity. | Illuminating look at the brain now on display at Franklin Institute

The human brain contains a lot of neurons. As in, more than 80 billion. The Franklin Institute is attempting to illuminate that, literally, through a new piece of intricate,...