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Trump Plaza partners with Franklin Institute for summer-long exhibition

Talk about an odd coupling: Trump Plaza created a summer-long partnership with The Franklin Institute that will bring an exhibit to the gaming hall.

Trump Plaza partners with Franklin Institute for summer-long exhibition

Talk about an odd coupling: Trump Plaza has created a summer-long partnership with The Franklin Institute that will bring an exhibit to the gaming hall.

“Identity: An Exhibition of You” is described as an entertaining and informative look at how science is used to determine the physical, psychological and social elements that make humans who and what they are. It begins May 25 and runs through Sept. 3 (Labor Day). It is the first such collaboration between the venerable Parkway museum and an Atlantic City casino.

“The Franklin Institute has gathered some of the best scientific experts and research on the topic of identity, and transformed it into an experience the entire family can enjoy,” said Dennis M. Wint, President and CEO of The Franklin Institute in a statement released to the media. “This is a very entertaining way to demonstrate the science behind various concepts of the ‘self.’" and we invite everyone to attend.”

Visitors will be able to peruse displays that examine the reasons we look and think as we do, as well as how external forces help shape our personalities.

One interactive station will allow people to see how they would look if their gender and/or ethnicity were different. Another offers a “rapid implicit association test” which can determine an individual’s biases, or if one is better-wired for science or the humanities

“Identity” will be located in the Exhibit Area of Trump Plaza’s East Tower. Admission is $12 (adults) and $8 (kids 12 and younger). For tickets, call 800-736-1420, or go to www.ticketmaster.com

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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

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