Local Students Rewarded With STEM Educational Tour Through CaliforniaInspired by its current exhibition "The Science Behind Pixar"-- The Franklin Institute has partnered with T-E Connectivity to send three local students on a STEM education tour in California.
Summer Learning Program Encourages Students To Explore Wonders Of ScienceScience in the Summer is a free, enrichment program for elementary students. It has more than 150,000 alumni to date.
Franklin Institute Charged In Disability Discrimination CaseThe disabilities community is celebrating a court victory that could have a wide-ranging impact, by improving access to movies, sports, arenas, and museums.
Judge Rules Franklin Institute Violated Rights Of Disabled GuestsA federal judge says the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia violated the rights of severely disabled guests by forcing them to pay two entrance fees — one for them and another for their caretakers.
The Planet Mercury Orbits The Earth And Sun TodayFranklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts says first, you must have a telescope with at least 50 power magnification. More importantly, an appropriate filter is required for the front of the telescope to protect your eyes.
Science Festival Urges Philly To Get Its Nerd OnTickets are now available for the dozens of free and paid events that make up the nine-day Philadelphia Science Festival.
Franklin Institute Speaker Series Set To BeginThe Franklin Institute kicks off its Speaker Series tonight.
New Franklin Institute Exhibit Blends Sports And ScienceThe new state of the art features will be on full display starting Saturday.
Area Mom Bloggers, Children Check Out Hottest Toys For Holiday SeasonTwo area mom-bloggers hosted a mixer at the Franklin Institute on Saturday showcasing some of the hottest products of the season.
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.
Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. SchoolsThe 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.
Vatican Sending Some Notable Items to Philadelphia Ahead of Pope's VisitThe exhibit, called "Vatican Splendors," will be on display at the Franklin Institute starting September 19th.