Canceled: Spring Training Day

Close up photo of a baseball.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

This event has been canceled.

Batter up!  It's Spring Training Day at The Franklin Institute—hosted by longtime Phillies PA announcer Dan Baker!  

With the baseball season now in full swing, what better place to learn the physics of pitching and the science of the swing than Spring Training Day 2020, a day dedicated to America's Favorite Pastime and the science behind the sport. 

We’re celebrating the start of spring, the return of baseball, and, of course, our very own hometown heroes, the Philadelphia Phillies. From the aerodynamics of a perfect pitch to the best place to connect on a bat—it’s all things science + baseball, or what we like to call a Grand Slam of a Day! 

The bases are loaded with fun for this one-day celebration. Raffle prizes, giveaways, Dollar Dogs, baseball activities, and ball pit explosions—plus an all-star lineup of special guests that include longtime Philadelphia Phillies announcer Dan Baker and the Philadelphia Phillies Ball girls. 

Little sluggers are encouraged to wear Phillies or other baseball-themed gear. 

Hustle over to The Franklin Institute—it's time to “Play Ball!”

All-Star lineup includes: 

Dollar Dogs!
Phillies announcer Dan Baker
Phillies Ball Girls 
Raffles for official Phillies merchandise
Minor League Mascots 
Hands-on baseball science demos
Ball Pit (soft!) Baseball Explosions!   

Event is included with general museum admission. 

  • Families
  • Members
  • Public


The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103