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Franklin Institute to Hold MacGyver Night

What’s better than late 1980s/early 1990s action-adventure TV show MacGyver? What? Stargate SG-1? Hardly. And in a world where you can go to, say, Mad […]

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Martin Luther King Day in Philly

Our daily roundup of what’s happening today in Philly. This go round, we’ve got three of the city’s best MLK Day Celebrations. Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) […]

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Franklin Institute Names New President

Philadelphia Business Journal: “The Franklin Institute said Friday it has promoted its chief operating officer to be its next leader. Larry Dubinski will take over […]

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Edna Tuttleman Dies at 92

Merion Philanthropist Edna Tuttleman died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 92. If that name sounds familiar, peruse this list of buildings on which it […]

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Franklin Institute Expansion News: A Kinetic Shimmer Wall By Ned Kahn

Uwishunu reports that Ned Kahn, an environmental artist from Northern California, will contribute a “kinetic shimmer wall” to the Franklin Institute’s  53,000-square-foot expansion, to open in […]

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Franklin Institute Chief Stepping Down After 2 Decades

The Franklin Institute, home to the beloved giant heart and the worst movie theater in Philadelphia, is losing its leader of two decades, Dennis Wint. […]

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This Is “Your Brain” on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Thanks to a renovation project in 2004, The Franklin Institute’s “The Giant Heart” includes a 5,000 square-foot exhibit with interactive devices and a massive EKG […]

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President Obama to Visit the Franklin Institute

President Obama is set to fly into PHL this afternoon just in time to help mess up your evening commute. Air Force One is set […]

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Dead Sea Scrolls Opens at the Franklin Institute on Saturday

On Saturday, “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times” exhibit will open at the Franklin Institute. The exhibit features some of the oldest […]


Milk & Honey Coming to the Parkway

Mauro Daigle and Annie Baum-Stein of Milk & Honey Market in West Philadelphia are opening an offshoot of their popular spot on the Benjamin Franklin […]

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Mitt Romney at Franklin Institute to Talk Taxes, Probably Not to See the Giant Heart

Romney’s in Philly. The presidential hopeful will be at the Franklin Institute today. Unfortunately for him, it’ll be for the Tri-State Tax Summit, so we’re […]

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HughE Dillon One-Shot: Sela Ward

CSI: NY actress Sela Ward visited the Franklin Institute on Sunday (here with CBS 3’s Anne-Marie Green) to officially open a new exhibit called “CSI: […]

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Phillies Lose Lead, Game Two

Cardinals Win Game Two To Even Series at 1-1. Last night the Phillies blew an early 4-0 lead as St. Louis came from behind to […]

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Machines, Murder, and Mamet

Entering the cavernous space of the Franklin Institute’s Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop, I was not sure what awaited me. Was it going to be some […]