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Aug 10, 2017, 14:36 ET Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, an immersive new adaptation of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in modern time, is...


May 19, 2017, 10:04 ET Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute

Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute debuts this summer as the city's largest and most technologically advanced escape game experience—and a...


Feb 21, 2017, 11:36 ET GSK Science in the Summer Expands Nationally in 2017

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has been selected as the national educational partner for GSK Science in the Summer™, a free summer program...


Oct 21, 2016, 10:42 ET The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia Launches Expansive Virtual Reality Experience

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is transforming the way museums use digital technology to engage audiences with the launch of the most...


Oct 17, 2016, 10:28 ET The Franklin Institute Announces The 2017 Franklin Institute Awards Laureates

The Franklin Institute announced today the names of eight extraordinary visionaries who will be recognized and honored in Philadelphia next...


Mar 27, 2014, 10:29 ET 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 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 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...


May 02, 2013, 18:55 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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 "In the Beginning…" 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: The Exhibition Life and Faith in Ancient Times

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


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 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...


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...


Jul 14, 2011, 16:17 ET Philadelphia Model for Museum/Library Collaborations Grows by Leaps and Bounds

10 Sites Chosen For National Expansion The Franklin Institute and The Free Library of Philadelphia announced today that its successful LEAP into...


May 05, 2010, 11:07 ET Tickets Now Available for World Premiere of Cleopatra Exhibition at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5   Tickets are now on...


Jan 13, 2010, 15:06 ET The Franklin Institute Extends Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain Through April 2010

Due to popular demand, The Franklin Institute announced earlier today that Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain, will continue its run...


Apr 16, 2009, 09:00 ET STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION to Open at The Franklin in Philadelphia on May 16

Interactive Exhibition Showcases the Star Trek Legacy, 40 Years in the Making TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 17! Tickets go on sale...


Feb 18, 2009, 05:00 ET Video: The Franklin Institute Honors the 'Best of the Best' in Science and Technology

Trailblazers in Science, Business and Technology Participate in Week-Long Series of Educational Activities for Students and Community NBC's...