Stay connected and feed your curiosity with Franklin@Home, all-new digital science offerings from The Franklin Institute. Take a virtual tour of the Giant Heart, explore NightSkies@Home, and get your daily dose of live science, experiments and recipes—because science never stops. Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our email list.
Go Live With Our Experts!
Mondays, 3pm: COVID-19 Updates with Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das.
Wednesdays, 3pm: #FranklinOutside with Environmental Scientist Dr. Rachel Valletta.
Thursdays, 7:45pm: Night Skies @ Home with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts.
Wednesday, June 3: Way Past Mad
This live virtual program will show families how to use storybooks and simple household materials for fun and engaging science explorations that make you feel like you’re at The Franklin Institute!
Explore, create, and learn together—from home! Kid-friendly with a dash of fun and a dollop of laughter, each recipe is custom-made for families using everyday household ingredients.
Head outside and observe the world around you! Join TFI’s Environmental Scientist Rachel Valletta in a nature scavenger hunt!
Your brain is always changing. Find out how and why through these interactive activities from our award-winning exhibit Your Brain. Whether you’re connecting brain cells or playing with faces, what you learn will literally change your mind!
We're here to break down a few examples of what we like to call "B.S." That's...Bad Science!
Materials science is the study of stuff! Your mission? To learn how materials science and engineering is at work all around you.
Become an ISS spotting expert! All you need is your phone and a place to view from – your backyard, your front step, a nearby intersection – but no telescope.