Science After Hours

Great Inventions: Telephones, Trains & the Root Beer Float

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

3rd Floor

  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Public

Great Inventions: Telephones, Trains & the Root Beer Float

Let your inner inventor out to play! This month’s event is bigger and better—more food, bigger bars, and more exhibits to explore!

See some of The Franklin Institute's prized items from our curatorial collection including original lightening rod fragments and a replica of Benjamin Franklin’s stove. Tinker and toy at activity stations throughout the museum and learn about one of humankind’s oldest thirst quenchers—BEER! Meet a brewer from Colorado's famed AC Golden Brewing Company and taste an experimental brew that’s not available in stores yet!
Discover what brought some iconic inventions like Velcro, LED lights, and Morse code to fruition, and then let your imagination run wild! Get your creative juices flowing as you launch a trebuchet, navigate a submersible, make your own toothpaste, and get your hands dirty creating a special blend of paper. Test your engineering skills at the Build Challenge—can you assemble furniture without the instructions? Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of our 5-story-tall Tuttleman IMAX® theater, learn how an MRI works, and get a firsthand look at the inner workings of an ultrasound machine. Inspired yet? Reward yourself for your hard work with a root beer float from Little Baby’s Ice Cream!

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Ticket Prices:

$15.00 Non-Members

$10.00 for Members

All Attendees must be 21+

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