Ben Franklin Multimedia Show
See a video and light show in the Franklin Memorial.
Blue Angels Flight Simulator
Hold tight as you pitch, roll, and yaw over the Golden Gate Bridge alongside an actual U.S. Navy Blue Angel without leaving our Franklin Air Show exhibit.
Brain Freeze Cart
Learn about how your mind is really playing tricks on you through activities looking at the science of optical illusions and synesthesia.
Carnival of Machines Show
Explore the concepts of work and the physics of motion in this dynamic live show.
CBS 3 Weather Show
Make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, experience the chilling effects of wind and water and even create a twister on stage!
Chemical Reactions Show
Discover the many different forms that chemical reactions can take. Explore the fabrication of polymers, test for acids and bases, and learn how these reactions take place.
Everything in life uses chemistry! In this vibrant and dynamic show, students will experience what it takes to create some of the different chemical reactions that impact their daily life today. This show is sure to end with a BANG!
Current Science Cart
Get an inside look at current events in science with special activities based on what is in the news.
Join us as we learn how your own eyes work as you watch the dissection of a real cow's eye.
Learn how your own heart works as you watch the dissection of a real sheep's heart.
Life in Space Show
Discover what life is like for an astronaut working and living in Earth’s orbit in this cosmic live science show.
Liquid Air Show
Take part in some chilling science with liquid nitrogen to see how ultra-cold temperatures change the ways that familiar materials behave.
Max Flight Simulator
Located inside Franklin Air Show, the Max Flight Simulator takes you into a virtual world of flight training and aerobatic maneuvers!
Paper Making Cart
Try your hand at making a piece of paper to take home using pulp made from recycled materials.
Test your skills with a series of classic puzzles.
Sitting 28-feet above the Bartol Atrium with a 250-pound weight hanging below, the Sky Bike is an interactive way for visitors to learn the about one's center of gravity.
Solar Car Races
Presented by the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association since 1994, the Junior Solar Sprint is a competition where 5th – 8th grade students design, build, and race model electric cars powered by solar panels.
Take a look at the sun through our historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy. (Weather Permitting)
Experience the laws of motion and rotation and discover how they are related.
Stellar Science Cart
Learn all about the science of space with several out-of-this-world activities.
Super Small Science Cart
Discover science at the nano level with activities designed to explain how researchers are developing some seriously small technology.
The Tech Studio is an interactive space where learners of all ages and backgrounds can develop skills in technology, engineering, and design. Through machine demonstrations, interactive workshops, and drop-in activities, the Tech Studio encourages new ways of thinking to all who enter.
The Tech Studio is sponsored by Solid Technologies and Makerbot.
Join us for a demonstration of our very own Tesla Coil to experience the raw power of electricity.
The Brain Bar
Explore the various parts of your brain and learn how it differs from the brains of other animals.
The Heart Bar
Discover the cutting edge research into the human heart and the technologies that scientists are developing to fight heart disease.
The Science of Combustion Show
Discover the science behind the boom thanks to the main ingredients of combustion -- energy, fuel and oxygen. This show is sure to begin and end with a bang!
The Science of Fireworks Show
Learn what gives fireworks their color and what makes them sparkle and whistle. Uncover the chemistry of pyrotechnic explosions through dynamic, vibrant demonstrations.
Take part in a demonstration of the ultrasound machine while learning the basic principles of medical imaging using ultrasound technology. See inside your own body using our ultrasound device.
Van de Graaff Generator Demonstration
Learn about static electricity and what happens when it builds up in this shocking demonstration.
Young Scientists Area
A special programming space for our youngest scientists, under the age of 8, and their families to explore and learn about astronomy and engineering. Activities include space-themed story time, building challenges with LEGO® bricks, and other hands-on learning experiences.