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Jun 10, 2014, 09:20 ET
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Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute Calls for Universal Voluntary National Service

 The Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, has cosponsored a pledge entitled "Enlisting America: A Call to National Service from Those Who...

Jun 09, 2014, 13:20 ET
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National Service Summit at Gettysburg announces action items from Inspirational Lineup of Speakers

The Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute concluded its 2014 Summit at Gettysburg: Our Unfinished Work on national service on Friday, June 6. The...

Mar 27, 2014, 10:29 ET
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The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion Transforms The Franklin Institute

The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, the largest and most significant expansion in The Franklin Institute's  history will open to the...

Jan 10, 2014, 11:42 ET
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The Franklin Institute Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

Larry Dubinski to succeed Dennis M. Wint   The Franklin Institute has announced that Larry Dubinski has been appointed the next...

Nov 08, 2013, 15:00 ET

One Day In Pompeii Opens Tomorrow At The Franklin Institute In Philadelphia

OVER 150 PRICELESS ARTIFACTS INCLUDING BODY CASTS – MANY OF WHICH WILL MAKE THEIR NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE THIS WEEKEND...

Sep 04, 2013, 13:24 ET
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Dennis M. Wint, Esteemed Franklin Institute President and CEO, to Conclude His Nearly 20-Year Tenure

The Franklin Institute has announced today that after nearly 20 years of transformational leadership, President and Chief Executive Officer...

Jun 24, 2013, 14:15 ET
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The Aspen Institute's Franklin Project Announces 21st Century National Service Summit

 Today the Aspen Institute hosts the 21st Century National Service Summit as the first ever signature lead-in event to the Aspen Ideas...

May 02, 2013, 18:55 ET
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Step into the shadowy world of Espionage! SPY: The Secret World of Espionage Opens Saturday at The Franklin Institute

 The Franklin Institute's newest exhibition, SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens to the public on Saturday, May 4, for a limited...

Dec 17, 2012, 16:06 ET
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Philadelphia Science Festival Sets Dates for 2013, Aims to Get Locals Questioning... Well, Everything

Third annual event set for April 18 -28, 2013 with more than 100 thought-provoking events The Dow Chemical Company returns for the third year as...

Oct 08, 2012, 10:13 ET
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The Franklin Institute Recognized For Leadership And Innovation With Awards For A Series Of Highly-Competitive Federal Grants

 The Franklin Institute has been awarded seven highly-competitive federal grants totaling over $9 million, reaffirming the Institute as a...

Jul 19, 2012, 09:19 ET
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The Franklin Institute Receives $2.5 Million Gift From Teva Pharmaceuticals

To Support Development of Signature Neuroscience Exhibit The Franklin Institute has received a $2.5 million contribution from leading global...

May 09, 2012, 17:20 ET
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More than 3,000 Years of History Arrive in Philadelphia with "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times" at The Franklin Institute

Largest collection of ancient artifacts ever to tour outside of Israel includes 600+ historic manuscripts and relics from the Iron Age plus an...

Apr 27, 2012, 11:41 ET
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Ancient Handwritten Genesis and Other 2,000-Year-Old Biblical Texts To Join Relics and Artifacts from the Birth of the Christian Era In Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times

Turbulent and Inspiring Period of History that Determined the Course of Western Culture to Come to Life at The Franklin Institute Unique and...

Mar 08, 2012, 14:42 ET
Jan 10, 2012, 10:36 ET

Philadelphia Announces Dates for 2012 Science Festival: 10 Days of Interactive, Hands-On Events that Explore the Science of Everyday Life

Second year festival will be held April 20-29, 2012 and includes more than 100 events, most free of charge  Last year, the...

Dec 19, 2011, 14:49 ET

The Franklin Institute Announces the 2012 Franklin Institute Laureates

Nine individuals, all pioneers in their fields and largely unknown, until now, to the general public, will be honored for their enormous...

Dec 07, 2011, 14:51 ET
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The Franklin Institute Unearths World Premiere "Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs" Exhibition

Exhibit opens Saturday, December 10 One of the world's largest collections highlighting the biggest dinosaurs ever stampedes into The...

Nov 02, 2011, 13:15 ET

The Franklin Institute Invaded by''Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs''

               Exhibit opens December 10 and will have extended holiday...

Oct 03, 2011, 07:00 ET

The Franklin Institute Receives $10 Million Lead Gift from Nicholas & Athena Karabots

 The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania's most-visited museum, has received a transformative $10 million contribution from Nicholas...

Sep 19, 2011, 12:47 ET
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Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times Exhibition to Come to The Franklin Institute in 2012

New Touring Exhibition Launches in NYC in October and is Co-Produced by The Franklin Institute Exhibition Is Largest Collection of Holy Land...

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