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The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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      Game Masters
    • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    • Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games--from the trailblazing arcade era through today's web and console games. Challenge yourself to achieve a high score on more than 100 playable games as you learn how the most beloved characters--from Sonic to the Sims--came to life, and follow the remarkable transformations that video games have undergone over time through the 100 objects and original artworks featured within the exhibit. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to play in spectacular multi-player immersive experiences as well as on classic arcade games from the 1970s and ‘80s while discovering the stories of the designers who have pushed the limits of gaming beyond our wildest imaginations. Browse rare concept artwork, watch revealing interviews, and beat all the boss levels you can in this landmark exhibition celebrating the names behind the games.
      Community Night
    • The Franklin Institute is pleased to present Community Nights! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas that include The Franklin Institute's famous exhibitions, special programs, and hands-on activities. Admission is free and there is no need to pre-register. Doors open at 5:00 pm.
      Science After Hours: 8-Bit
    • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    • Enter the pixelated landscapes that once inhabited the cabinets of your local arcade. Explore the worlds of your favorite video games and discover how current games are bridging the gap between science and education. Find the details about all the event specifics below at the link. There is much happening ranging from gaming on the Planetarium dome, to Quizzo, to a Silent Disco.Ticket Prices for Science After Hours: 8-Bit: $20 for Individuals, $10 for Game Masters: The Exhibition (purchase tickets onsite at Science After Hours); $15 for Members, +$9 for Game Masters: The Exhibition (purchase tickets onsite at Science After Hours); free for The Innovators, +$9 for Game Masters: The Exhibition (purchase tickets onsite at Science After Hours). All Attendees must be 21+ & IDs are checked at the door. Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.