Out the window, through a microscope, or in the mirror - patterns are everywhere. They form the veins of a leaf, the spiral of a nautilus, and the spots on a giraffe. Patterns inspire people as they create or build things, and they teach how to predict the unknown. In "A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature," learn how math is used to unlock the mysteries and majesty of the patterns of the world through a series of engaging interactive elements and immersive experiences. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an elaborate 1700-square-foot mirror maze that guests can venture through. The exhibit is designed by Luci Creative.
On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1979, the sun, the moon, and the earth will line up in a row, causing a total solar eclipse to occur. Prepare for this spectacular event in a special astronomy workshop exploring the electromagnetic spectrum, the stars, and the moon. Build your own spectroscope and learn how to break apart light using this fascinating tool; assemble a personal solar viewer to help you safely view the eclipse on the 21st; and answer your burning questions about eclipses, stars, light, and more! To purchase tickets call 215.448.1200.
Get ready for the most explosive night of the year, as everday items are destroyed and demolished in pursuit of science. Through a series of the Franklin Institute's biggest, most mind-blowing and beloved demonstrations, this night is sure to blow your socks off! Just remember: leave the explosives to the professionals--and don't try this at home.