Franklin Institute

(A space suit is propped up outside a mobile trailer that NASA brought to Philadelphia on a public education mission.  Photo by Dan Wing)

NASA Lands in Philadelphia.   Its 3-Day Mission: Public Education.

The space agency set up shop today at the Franklin Institute, aiming to educate the public about research aboard the International Space Station and how it benefits us back here on Earth.

06/19/2015

(An assembly at McMichael School spotlights the new Exelon Foundation grant to Drexel University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. Schools

The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.

06/09/2015

(Left, a reliquary.  Right, a bronze cast of the hand of St. Pope John II, which the public will be invited to touch while it is on display in Philadelphia.  Images provided)

Vatican Sending Some Notable Items to Philadelphia Ahead of Pope’s Visit

The exhibit, called “Vatican Splendors,” will be on display at the Franklin Institute starting September 19th.

06/05/2015

Zeoli Show Log 5.18.15

Rich discussed President Obama’s trip to Camden, a new Ghenghis Khan exhibit at the Franklin Institute and a proposal to allow drivers in New Jersey to pump their own gas. He also spoke with dinosaur expert Don Lessum, attorney Gail Glick, and New Jersey Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/18/2015

(The visage of Genghis Khan peers from a banner over the entrance of the Franklin Institute, at 20th and The Parkway.  Photo by John McDevitt)

‘Genghis Khan’ Exhibit at Franklin Institute Puts New Spin on Conqueror’s Reputation

This show paints the Mongolian conqueror not as a ruthless barbarian but as a great civilizer of humankind.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(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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