Explore the Winter Season - Virtually!
We celebrated the beginning of winter by creating a flurry of festive virtual programming.
Check out our video playlists below to play with science with us! *All links open in a new window.*
Snow Globe Science 360° Videos
Let it Snow! The best seat in the house is yours for this immersive, 360-degree video of our most iconic and beloved live science shows from the Ben Franklin National Memorial. Pan, scroll, and rotate as the video plays and see science from all angles—it’s like looking out from the inside of a snow globe! View it now on Facebook and YouTube.
From glittery jingle bell slime to fizzy ornaments, each Tuesday in December our science educators demonstrated how to add a sparkle of science to your projects. View the videos on Facebook and YouTube.
Ollie Bot Video: On A Museum Roll
While the guests are away, our robot is at play. Meet Ollie Bot—built for speed, tricks, and fun. With the run of the museum where will it go? What will it do? We’ve got robots, and they roll. View it now on Facebook and YouTube.
“The Polar Express” Virtual Reading by Derrick Pitts at the Baldwin 60,000
Derrick Pitts brings the beloved holiday tale “The Polar Express” to life with a magical reading from the iconic Baldwin 60,000 in the Train Factory at The Franklin Institute. This program was generously presented by PNC Grow Up Great. View it now on Facebook and YouTube.
Fire-Snake “Yule Log” Video
Classic science experiment meets classic holiday tradition. Set to holiday music and using a few simple ingredients to produce a chemical reaction, we create a “fire snake” that burns like the Yule Log. View it now on Facebook and YouTube.
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Frozen Fun: LIVE Ice Sculpting & Artist Q&A
World-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin of Ice Sculpture Philly is a master at manipulating ice and carving cool sculptures—mesmerizing fans of all ages. He’s traveled the world performing and competing, including at the Winter Olympics, and he was the perfect way to close out our Franklin Frost programming! Peter sculpted a surprise frosty creation and answered questions about the science of the sculpt. View it now on Facebook and YouTube.