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Learn About “Sisters of the Stars” Under the Stars at the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s Night Skies in the Observatory series is always a good bet. Every month, chief astronomer/author Derrick Pitts leads a program that includes […]


Max Major Can Read Your Mind

Max Major’s job is to read your mind, whether that’s accurately guessing your phone passcode or knowing exactly what long-ago memory is in your head […]


Six Historical Exhibits to See This Week

Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System @ The Constitution Center | Through July 10th, 2016 It’s basically the Broadway hit without the singing, dancing, […]


10 Things You Might Not Know Are at the Franklin Institute

All this week, the city has been celebrating its long love affair with science via the Philadelphia Science Festival, organized by the Franklin Institute. The […]


PHOTOS: A Priest Made a Lego Vatican for the Pope Visit

A priest is really toying around with the Pope’s visit. Literally. Rev. Bob Simon, the pastor of St. Catherine of Siena in Moscow, Pennsylvania — […]


TONIGHT: Catch a Live Concert Under the Stars at the Franklin Institute’s Planetarium

Here’s a cool, spontaneous way to spend your Tuesday evening: Philly eight-piece string group The Divine Hand Ensemble will perform two shows tonight under the planets, moons […]


9 Things Derrick Pitts Says You Need to Know About Those Pluto Pics

Last week, when NASA’s New Horizons mission sent over the first high-resolution images of Pluto, the world got very interested in what they meant, and why […]


Franklin Institute to Display Vatican Artworks During Pope’s Visit

When Pope Francis is in town in September for the World Meeting of Families, he’ll have a little piece of home at the Franklin Institute to make […]


7 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Out of Your Hair This Summer

Yay Clay! Philadelphia Throw on a smock and fire up the kiln! Yay Clay! is a ceramic art/pottery day camp program that offers a fun […]


11 Things to Do in Philly This Week


Sixers Finally Introduce New Mascot, Franklin the Dog

It looked like he was going to miss. Franklin, the new Sixers mascot, had shown off his dance moves, and now he was preparing for his […]


3 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Philly in February

If your kid likes Legos: “The Art of the Brick” exhibit opens February 7th at the Franklin Institute with a Lego T-rex, an Easter Island […]

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Children’s Crisis Treatment Center’s 14th Annual Roundup

You might have thought the rodeo was in town had you passed the Franklin Institute on Friday night. The Children’s Crisis Treatment Center held its 14th […]

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Tie-the-Knot Tuesday: Melissa Cooper and Lauren Schmucker

Every Tuesday, we are featuring a recently wed Philadelphia-area LGBT couple. Today: Melissa Cooper and Lauren Schmucker, who took over The Franklin Institute for their special day.  […]


3 Unique Film Festivals To Look Out For in October

Found Footage Festival The Found Footage Festival (FFF), currently in its 10th year, is coming to Johnny Brenda’s Thursday, October 2nd for two showings at […]