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The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-448-1200
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    Upcoming events
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      The Science Behind Pixar
    • Thursday, June 30, 2016
    • This interactive exhibition highlights the science, technology, engineering, and math used in creating Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and other Pixar hits. Visitors will even be able to manipulate digital animation tools and "meet" Pixar faves like Buzz Lightyear, Dory, and WALL-E.
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      Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science
    • Thursday, June 30, 2016
    • An interactive exhibit demonstrates how archaeologists use science and technology to uncover and understand ancient Egypt. On display: a human mummy, animal mummies, scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and a life-size prototype of a mummy in a stage of unwrapping.
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      Lost Egypt
    • Thursday, June 30, 2016
    • This family-friendly exhibit takes viewers on an immersive quest for knowledge revealing how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. Visitors will see a recreation of an Egyptian tomb, a real mummy, and authentic art and artifacts from ancient Egypt.
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      The Science Behind Pixar
    • Thursday, June 30, 2016
    • Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with "The Science Behind Pixar." This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar's award-winning films to the big screen. With more than 40 interactive elements, the exhibition's eight sections focus on steps in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios' production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALLoE.
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      3D Printing Workshop
    • Thursday, June 30, 2016
    • Ready to dive into 3D printing, but don't know where to start? Join The Franklin Institute for an innovative 3D printing workshop and learn how to turn those designs you've imagined into physical formations with just the click of a button. Bring your own laptop or rent one from the Franklin Institute for $20.
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      Kitchen Science
    • Saturday, July 9, 2016
    • This monthly hands-on event introduces visitors to various aspects of food science.
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      Sensory Friendly Sunday
    • Sunday, July 17, 2016
    • FI's "Sensory Friendly Sundays" are designed to allow children and adults on the autism spectrum to explore the Museum in comfort, without all the noise and bright lighting one might generally encounter. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and, if necessary, direct visitors to a quiet "cool down" space where they can take a break.
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      Community Night: Science of Sport
    • Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    • In honor of the Olympics, come learn about the science behind your favorite sports. Participate in hands-on activities and workshops, and explore the new "SportsZone" exhibit.
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