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222 N. 20th Street Philadelphia PA 19103

The Franklin is known for blockbuster exhibits, one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences, and a growing roster of evening events for adults. Founded in honor of America's first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin is to create a passion for learning about science and technology. The walk-through Giant Heart, Sports Challenge and Amazing Machine exhibits are favorites. Admission includes a show in the famous Fels Planetarium! For more information, please visit The Franklin's website.

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The Franklin Institute offers a military discount! Veterans and active military personnel who show their ID can get $1 off general museum admission, admission + The Franklin Theater, admission + the IMAX Theater, and admission + both the Franklin and IMAX Theaters.

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MUSEUMS
One Day in Pompeii
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November 9th, 2013 - April 26th, 2014
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OUTDOORS
Philadelphia Science Festival
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April 25th, 2014 - May 3rd, 2014
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PSF KICK-OFF PARTY: SCIENCE CARNIVAL AFTER HOURS
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April 25th, 2014
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Philadelphia Science Festival - Astronomy Night
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April 25th, 2014
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Discover Day - Science in Clark Park
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April 26th, 2014
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Discovery Day - Naturepalooza
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April 26th, 2014
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Discovery Day
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April 26th, 2014
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Discovery Day - Hunting Park
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April 26th, 2014
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Naturepalooza
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April 26th, 2014
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Discovery Day at Fox Chase Farm
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April 26th, 2014
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Discovery Day - Fox Chase Farm
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April 26th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Birding Smackdown at The Woodlands!
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April 27th, 2014
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OUTDOORS
Explorer Sunday: Birding Smackdown at Bartram's Garden!
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April 27th, 2014
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OUTDOORS
PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Life in the Graveyard
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April 27th, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Making Medicine: Temple Pharmacy Lab
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Chicks, Bees, and Farm Fun
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Clothes of the Future: Wearable Technology
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April 27th, 2014
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CULINARY
PSF 2014 - Nerd Nite Brunch: Body vs. Booze
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Mess Fest
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: HighWaterLine: A Walking Art Experience
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Barefoot Running Clinic
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April 27th, 2014
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MUSIC
PSF 2014 - Remix Interactive
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Science of Skateboarding
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Explorer Sunday: Water Lab: What Lives in our Rivers?
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Murder at the Mütter™: Serial Killer
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Science Storytime: What's the Matter with Pluto?
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Science Crawl: Brain Games
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Sounds Made Up: (True) Tales From the History of Science
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April 27th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Haverford Avenue Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Field Trip: From STEM to Stern at the Independence Seaport Museum
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Ramonita de Rodriguez Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Eastwick Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Charles L. Durham Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Cecil B. Moore Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Haverford Avenue Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Falls of Schuylkill Library Neighborhood Science After School
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree
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April 28th, 2014
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SPORTS
PSF 2014 - Phanatics: Philadelphia's Love/Hate Relationship with Sports
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Science on Tap Quizzo
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Feathered Friends
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April 28th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Educator Workshop:The Science of Helicopters
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April 29th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Perspectives on Public Health
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April 29th, 2014
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PSF 14 - West Philly Science Showcase
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April 29th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Science Happy Hour: Misunderstood Monsters
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April 29th, 2014
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SPORTS
PSF 14 - Science Night at The Ballpark
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April 29th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Science After School at Charles Santore Library
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Science After School at Katherine Drexel Library
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Science After School at Fumo Family Library
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Science After School at Fox Chase Library
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 14 - Science After School at Wyoming Library
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - I Love My Science Job
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - To Veg or Not to Veg? The Science Behind Vegetarianism
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Love, Lust and Loathing: The Science Behind Our Strongest Emotions
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Playing With Numbers: How Math Can Help You Win
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Sleep: A Bedtime Story
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April 30th, 2014
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PSF 2014 - DIY Science: Fermentation
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May 1st, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science & Quackery
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May 1st, 2014
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LECTURES & LITERATURE
PSF 2014 - Science Storytelling: Higher Planes
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May 1st, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
PSF 2014 - The Magical Mushroom: How a Little SPore Can Save the World
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May 2nd, 2014
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Beer Chemistry
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May 2nd, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Science Carnival on the Parkway
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May 3rd, 2014
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PSF 2014 - Great Gigs
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May 3rd, 2014
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Science After Hours - Forensics
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May 13th, 2014
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MUSEUMS
Your Brain - New Permanent Exhibit
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February 3rd, 2014 - June 14th, 2014
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Science After Hours - Brains
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June 11th, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
Center City District
June 18th, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
Center City District
June 25th, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
Center City District
July 9th, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
Center City District
July 23rd, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
Center City District
August 6th, 2014
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Science After Hours - Circus
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August 12th, 2014
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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
Center City District
August 20th, 2014
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Science After Hours - Inventions
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September 9th, 2014
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Science After Hours - Monsters
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October 14th, 2014
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Science After Hours - Guilty Pleasures
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November 11th, 2014

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