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The Franklin Institute


Where to Eat Near Philly’s Classic Tourist Destinations

No matter how confused we may feel when we see people standing in line for the Liberty Bell in 88-degree heat (presumably because they watched […]

a banner outside the Franklin Institute advertising the Harry Potter exhibit, which opens in February in Philadelphia
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The Franklin Institute Has Already Sold 39,000 Tickets to Its Harry Potter Exhibit

To say there is great enthusiasm for the upcoming world premiere Harry Potter exhibit at the Franklin Institute is putting it mildly. After a short […]

interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

a lawsuit is brewing over the frank rizzo statue in Philadelphia, seen here just days before it was removed
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The Battle Over the Frank Rizzo Statue Heads to Federal Court

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Frank Rizzo Statue Lawsuit Heads to Federal […]

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This Gatsby-Style Philly Wedding Had the Coolest Selfie Station

Who wouldn’t want their wedding to have Great Gatsby vibes mixed with modern amenities? This elegant wedding, photographed by M2 Photography, began at the stunning […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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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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 […]