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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 […]

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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 […]

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11 Things to Do in Philly This Week

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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PHOTOS: Entrepreneur Peter Thiel at Franklin Institute

On Monday, the Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia hosted Zero to One with Peter Thiel at the Franklin Institute. Thiel is best known as the co-founder […]


Next Week: Brewers Unleashed Unleashes Itself On Philly

Ok, so it’s not often that we’d bother talking to you about an event being thrown by MillerCoors (the people who brought the world Mickey’s […]

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8 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Free Concert in Rittenhouse, Cruise With Yards Brewing, Dîner en Sweatpants, and More

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Body Worlds Animals Exhibit Coming to Franklin Institute

Remember Body Worlds, the creepy but cool and utterly fascinating exhibit of “plastinated” human bodies and organs that packed the Franklin Institute from October 2005 […]

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to the Debut of Franklin Institute’s New Wing and the “Your Brain” Exhibit

This Saturday, The Franklin Institute will host the grand opening of its newest wing, the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, and debut the much-anticipated “Your Brain” exhibit, […]

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Franklin Institute Explains How “Your Brain” Ticks in New Exhibit

The newest addition to the Franklin Institute aims to challenge and explain the way we experience the world around us. Set to open in June, […]

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9 Things to Do This Week in Philly: Clue at the Franklin Institute, Rad Girls Quizzo, Night Market in Old City and More

We recommend doing each and every one of these things this week: