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Philly’s Top Chefs Are Throwing a Party to Turn Pennsylvania Blue

A group of Philly’s top chefs and Democratic state house and senate candidates are teaming up to help turn Pennsylvania blue in the next few […]

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Lawsuit: More Than Half of Franklin Institute’s Terracotta Warriors Were Fake

My family loved the Franklin Institute’s Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which recently closed after a five-month run. The Inquirer called it “ambitious” and “tremendously inventive.” But […]


Cheapskates Outraged by the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute ran a little social media scavenger hunt promotion on Thursday morning with a prize that seemingly the entire city was clamoring to […]


The Franklin Institute Is Getting In On the Escape Room Craze

In a first for science museums nationwide, the Franklin Institute is launching two unique escape rooms this summer that will challenge players with distinctly different […]


Franklin Institute’s Virtual Reality Exhibit Is Much More Than an Exhibit

On Tuesday evening, I traveled to Tanzania and spent some time at a refugee camp. There, I experienced what it was like to fall asleep […]


10 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Guilty Pleasures at the Franklin Institute, Anjelica Huston at the Free Library, Asian American Film Festival and More


TONIGHT: Monster Mash Up at The Franklin Institute

Ghostly meets geeky at The Franklin Institute tonight, and you’re invited. The monthly adults-only series, Science After Hours, always delivers clever programming for Philly’s brainiest […]


9 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Body Worlds Animal Exhibit Opens, Boulevard Brewing Comes to Memphis Taproom, GLOW in the Park, and More


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 […]


The Philadelphia Science Festival Starts Tonight

The Philadelphia Science Festival starts tonight, a nine-day shindig featuring more than 100 events — some more highbrow than others — to showcase the city’s […]


Mommy, Where Does Beer Come From? Franklin Institute Teaches Kitchen Science to Kids

If the thought of keeping your kids entertained all winter is making you nervous, you may want to consider writing a thank-you note to the […]