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Nicholas and Athena Karabots help break through the wall of Franklin Institute, revealing expansion  named in their honor. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Addition To Franklin Institute Will Help Educate Children

The Franklin Institute celebrated a milestone Tuesday in the construction of the new state-of-the art Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion.

09/04/2013

(The 20-foot-tall statue of Benjamin Franklin is covered in plastic in preparation for demolition and construction work nearby.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Franklin’s Likeness Goes Under Wraps As Franklin Institute Expands

Workers have pulled a huge sheet of plastic over the 20-foot-tall, white marble statue of Ben Franklin, in preparation of removal of a portion of the south wall of the Franklin Institute’s central great hall.

08/20/2013

(franklin institute's red-tail hawk) (credit: the franklin institute)

‘Stepdad’ Steps In To Take Care Of Franklin Institute’s Red-Tailed Hawk Babies

Bird-watchers keeping tabs on the nest of Red-tailed Hawks at the Franklin Institute have reason to rejoice: The mother hawk has allowed an unattached male to bring food to her babies.

05/09/2012

CBS 3 And The Franklin Institute Announce Forecasting, Science Education Partnership

CBS 3, Philadelphia’s first television station, and The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, announced a long-term partnership today that will make Channel 3 the official weather station of The Institute

01/31/2012

(Image captured from the Franklin Institute's "Hawk Cam.")

Franklin Institute’s Red-Tailed Hawks Return For More Nesting In Center City Philadelphia

Two eggs are now being scrutinized by nature experts — and by thousands of nature fans via the Internet — as a pair of red-tailed hawks settle in for a third straight nesting season at the Franklin Institute, just off Logan Circle in Philadelphia.

03/21/2011

(da Vinci's Mechanical Lion which was used to dispense lilies / Credit: Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio)

Franklin Institute Exhibit Brings da Vinci’s Inventions To Life

A new exhibition at The Franklin Institute gives visitors a truly hands-on examination of the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.

02/04/2011

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