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The Franklin Institute Science Museum

An innovator in designing hands-on exhibits before “interactive” became a buzzword, the Franklin Institute is as clever as its namesake. Its eminently touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space. Highlights include The Sports Challenge, which uses virtual-reality technology to illustrate the physics of sports; The Train Factory’s climb-aboard steam engine; Space Command’s simulated earth-orbit research station; a fully equipped weather station; and exhibits on electricity.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-1200
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      The Science Behind Pixar
    • Saturday, March 12, 2016
    • Making marvelous movies such as "Toy Story", "Finding Nemo", "The Incredibles", and "Inside Out" takes some technical savvy, as you may imagine. This interactive exhibit looks at the technology behind the animated films, with eight sections focusing on the steps in the filmmaking process, from story development to modeling to computer realizations. Don’t be surprised if you bump into Buzz Lightyear, Dory, or WALL-E along the way.