Tonight: The Franklin Institute is Free!

Head over for Target Community Night and a boatload of free activities

Enter the Giant Heart to get a hands-on look at this vital organ

Cancel your date with the TV tonight: From 5 to 8 p.m., the Franklin Institute is hosting a Target Community Night, sponsored by the superstore, where you can enjoy the museum’s many interactive activities for free. Check out Sports Challenge, the Giant Heart, Tuttleman IMAX Theater, Fels Planetarium and the Joel N. Bloom Observatory—all fun and educational and perfect for kids (and, of course, the science geek in us all). Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more free community nights coming throughout the fall!

Free, August 17, 5 to 8 p.m., The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, 215-448-1200.