MUSEUM
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-448-1200
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      The Science Behind Pixar
    • Saturday, August 27, 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
    • Saturday, August 27, 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
    • Saturday, August 27, 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
    • Saturday, August 27, 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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      Max Major's Think Again
    • Saturday, August 27, 2016
    • Mentalist magician Max Major returns to The Franklin Institute by popular demand to present his mind-bending experience "Think Again." Major uses a combination of magic, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion to expose the untapped powers of the mind. In addition to stunts like eating a light bulb and assuming the role of a human lie detector, Major will reveal the science behind mind reading, read the thoughts of audience members and even divulge how to predict thoughts through understanding of body language.
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