The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Upcoming events
      Robot Revolution
    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • Explore a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world in "Robot Revolution," a new exhibit supported by with additional major support from The Boeing Company.
      Jurassic World: The Exhibition
    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be hosting "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" beginning November 25, 2016 and running until April 23, 2017, an immersive experience inspired by one of the largest blockbusters in cinematic history. Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements-drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.
      Watson Adventures' Murder at the Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt
    • Saturday, April 8, 2017
    • Someone, or something, has been bumping off Franklin Institute staffers involved in the recent discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin. This "infernal machine" has a murky past: Freemasons supposedly used it as part of a secret ritual. Are the deaths caused by the invention, or part of the fabled "Curse of the Freemasons"? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a secret code and uncover the museum's secrets to solve the mystery and stop the killings. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.
      Science After Hours: 80s Prom
    • Friday, April 21, 2017
    • Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom. Part of The Franklin Institute's popular Science After Hours event series, don't miss the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequined gown.
      Geek Out Game Show
    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • Are you a science whiz with a competitive streak? Put your knowledge to the test in the ultimate geek game show! Fast, funny, and fascinating, this game show style competition will place players alongside science experts in a series of challenges ranging from the wacky to the weird as teams compete to win one of several science prizes.
      You're the Expert
    • Monday, May 1, 2017
    • What do you get when you mix three comedians and one of Philadelphia's top scientists? A scientifically-proven good time. Watch as comedians attempt to guess the scientist's area of expertise and then dig deeper into this topic during this laughter-ridden program. Featuring comedians Jo Firestone, Zhubin Parang, and Wyatt Cenac, former correspondent on The Daily Show. Hosted by Chris Duffy, producer and host of You're the Expert, a live show, podcast, and new public radio program.