Franklin Institute

(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Franklin Institute Highlights Women Of Color In Science

The Color of Science is a two-day, two-part event designed to highlight the strong need for diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

03/13/2015

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Top Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Philadelphia

Here are the top places to visit and things to do in honor of Women’s History Month in Philadelphia.

03/02/2015

(This sign, at the corner of 20th and Winter Streets, would be replaced with a digital version under the Franklin Institute's plan.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle

“It’s only six by ten,” the museum’s attorney says. “It’s an accessory sign — it’s not outdoor advertising.” Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Children Make Most Of Day Off After Snow Closes Schools

Whether it was indoors or outside, many children in the region were enjoying their day off from school due to the threat of snow.

01/27/2015

The Franklin Institute after dark. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Dec. 11

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

12/11/2014

(Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Astronomer Helps Understand The Star Of Bethlehem

The star of Bethlehem remains a mystery to many, but astronomers have built a theory.

12/04/2014

(AT THE FEET OF FRANKLIN:  Frederic Bertley, PhD, is photographed in Memorial Hall at the Franklin Institute by Hadas Kuznits)

Expert Discloses What Subfreezing Cold is REALLY Doing To Your Body

Your body uses tricks to manage its heat in ultra-cold situations. But, says Dr. Frederic Bertley, “you can’t shiver forever.”

11/19/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Nov. 11

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

11/11/2014

Inside The Franklin Institute. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Oct. 14

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

10/14/2014

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‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Can Be Seen Wednesday Morning

If you look up this morning and the clouds are cooperating, you just might see a total lunar eclipse.

10/08/2014

(A bull, dissected and "plastinated," is part of the new exhibit at the Franklin Institute.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Coming to Franklin Institute, ‘Body Worlds’ Gives the Animal Kingdom A Deep Look

“Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out” will take visitors on an anatomical safari that provides a unique perspective on animals — ranging from giraffes, to octopuses, to ostriches.

10/02/2014

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For Parkway-Area Museums, ‘Made in America’ Festival Was a Downer

Cultural institutions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway took a hit in the hundreds of thousands of dollars last weekend as the concert festival put a damper on attendance.

09/03/2014

(A Cirque du Soleil acrobat performs at the Franklin Institute.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Franklin Institute’s ‘Circus’ Exhibit Gets a Visit From Its Ultramodern Cousin

With “Science under the Big Top” well under way, and Cirque Du Soliel’s new show, “Varekai,” coming in September, it made perfect promotional sense for these two entertainment entities to get together.

08/05/2014

The Franklin Institute after dark. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Hear Philly: Mixing Science And Cocktails At The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s adults-only monthly events combine scientific learning and happy hour this summer through 2015.

08/04/2014

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