Science After Hours

Love and Lust

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Members

Join us for an evening of taboo topics and salacious science. Education and entertainment so steamy, it will warm even the coldest heart.

All featured programming runs from 7:00 – 9:45pm unless noted. 


Live in the Fels Planetarium!

The Chamber of Venus

Join us in our planetary lounge for bawdy entertainment and slow dancing under the stars with your illustrious host, Blake Evan Sherman.

In Franklin Foodworks

Love and Lust Quizzo!

Rounds at 7:10, 8:10 and 9:10 pm      Approx. 30 minutes

Put on your thinking caps as our Quizzo Master Bryce Remsburg puts you to the test with this lovely edition of Science After Hours Quizzo! Each game features a unique round of questions with winners of each game receiving a free pair of tickets to the next Science After Hours.

In Electricity

Show off your best moves join in on the fun as Silent Philly brings us the tools for an electrifying dance party. Weather you prefer 90’s slow jams, or fast paced dance music; you will be sure to find the right stuff to get your heart racing.


Science Presentations

Theater shows have limited seating capacity. Doors open 10 minutes before each show time, and seating will be based on a first come, first served basis.

Pepper Hall

The Fantastic Voyage

Join us on this journey during the most interactive and interesting sex education class of your life.

Franklin Theater

The Science of Love and Attraction

Presentations at 7:40 and 8:40 pm   Approx. 20 minutes

What draws us to one person and not another? What accounts for the crazy roller coaster of feelings associated with romance? What do we know about human sexuality? This lecture by sexologist Dr. Timaree Schmit will provide a survey of what we know from science and some ideas for how to use this information in your own love life.

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

The Big Climax

Demonstration at 9:50 pm

The evening’s finale will be an explosive conclusion to an already magical night. Join us! 

Key Hall

Safety First

Do you think you know the safest way to “do” things? Put your knowledge to the test during our safe sex game show extravaganza. Bring a friend, a partner…or just yourself and join our educators delve into all things “protective” in this timed safety demonstration.

Joel L. Bloom Observatory

Night Sky Observation

Weather Permitting

Join our knowledgeable astronomers as we look at the night sky through our historic 10” Zeiss refracting telescope.

In Franklin Airshow

Animal Mating Habits

From birds of prey to mammals that like to roll around and get dirty, join our friends from the Lehigh Valley Zoo (both human and non-human) as we discuss the mating habits of some of your favorite animals. 

In the Members lounge

Cooking Demonstrations

CT Caster of Thyme Bandit Personal Chef Services demonstrates unique cooking techniques that bring science into the kitchen, and offers samples of delectable treats that will get the blood flowing.

Franklin Institute members and Innovators enjoy a complimentary drink ticket and private bar. Visit our Members page to learn more about benefits so you are not missing out on any of the action.

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page here

This event is 21+.

Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.

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Ticket Prices:

$20 for Non-Members

$15 for Members

FREE for The Innovators

All Attendees must be 21+ & IDs are checked at the door