Sunday, November 29, 2015

Franklin Institute, The

On January 1st, 1934, The Franklin Institute Science Museum opened to the public. The Museum's hands-on approach to science and technology, combined with the Fels Planetarium, soon made the Institute a popular spot. As the end of the twentieth century drew near, major changes were beginning at the Institute. In May of 1990, The Mandell Center, Tuttleman Omniverse Theater (now known as the Tuttleman IMAX Theater), and Musser Theater opened, adding dramatically to the size and appeal of The Franklin Institute. The new exhibits, exciting Omnimax films, and interactive presentations continued the Institute's long tradition of making science and technology fun. Today, 175 years after the Institute's founding, The Franklin Institute Science Museum continues to offer new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would both amaze and delight Mr. Benjamin Franklin.

The Franklin Institute
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    • Sunday, November 29, 2015
    • Visitors can explore the properties of electricity through a series of hands-on experiments. Use a cell phone to illuminate LED artwork on the Cell Phone Disco Wall, visit the Sustainable Dance Floor, which generates its own power as people walk on it, see sparks fly from a giant tesla coil and more. Visitors will also be able to view an assortment of Benjamin Franklin's experiments.
      Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life
    • Sunday, November 29, 2015
    • Uncover the amazing story of one of the world's greatest leaders and most misunderstood conquerors, Genghis Khan. Learn how his empire forever changed the face of the world, and discover his legacy as both a ruthless warrior and a revered statesman. Experience the exotic atmosphere of ancient Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds, and marketplaces of a vanished world. Examine the saddles and armor used by the Mongol Warriors and see different styles of bows and arrows, including flaming arrows used to spread fire on the battlefield. See hundreds of historical treasures including weapons, jewels, monuments, and documents up to 1,000 years old.