The Franklin Institute

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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...


The Franklin Institute made a Ben Franklin computer game, and you've got to try it

The Franklin Institute just launched a new retro-style computer game where you can collect lightning rods, climb Independence Hall and collect electricity with a kite - all as...


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...


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...

How Philly's art and cultural institutions are using booze to attract wider and younger audiences

While a stormy summer night would seem to make for the perfect setting to explore the macabre Mütter Museum, most wouldn't consider it ideal for hanging around outside in the...

Philadelphia Science Festival

SNJ Today

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...

CBS Local

Philadelphia Science Festival Wraps Up With Young Scientists

Young Scientists put their knowledge to the test Jan Carabeo reports.

Philadelphia Inquirer

DO THIS: Science is Golden at this Festival

Checking out this year's Science Festival


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...

The Intelligencer

Video: Philadelphia Science Festival begins with a bang

Starting Friday, the Philadelphia Science Festival will offer hands on experiments with more than 80 events around the region. Video by Andy Vineberg


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...

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...

CBS Local

CBS3 atJefferson: Teddy Bear Clinic Feature

CBS features PSF's Teddy Bear Clinic and Science Carnival Activities

Metro US

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,...

Science festival comes to an end, posing lots of questions with Parkway party

Most of the questions at the Philadelphia Science Festival's carnival Saturday were perplexing, a few downright gross, and while some discussed salad dressing and slime, others...

Franklin Institute Awards

Main Line Media News

Franklin Institute presents annual awards for achievements in scientific research, development

The Franklin Institute was founded in 1824 by two men who wanted to teach and preach on just what Benjamin Franklin had been promoting throughout his life. It would be a place...

Franklin Institute to honor John Goodenough for work on battery used in cell phones

More than 260 years ago, Benjamin Franklin wired together a series of lead-lined glass panes to store electrical charge. He called his contraption a battery, and he coined two...