Live Science Shows

A live presentor, Buddy, demonstrates the science of fireworks.

We have fun down to a science!

Carnival of Machines
Explore the concepts of work and the physics of motion in this dynamic live show. Discover that an object does not have to be complicated to be a machine—it just needs to perform work.

Liquid Air Show
Take part in some extreme science at one of The Franklin Institute's longest-running live shows.

CBS3 Weather Show
Experience the science of weather—to the extreme! Where does our weather come from and what factors make it sunny or blustery? Make a cloud, experience the chilling effects of wind and water, and even create a twister on stage!

Science of Fireworks Show
Discover the science behind what makes fireworks sparkle, whistle, and have colors. Uncover the science of pyrotechnic explosions!

Daily schedule varies. Check the Daily Programs Sheet when you arrive for showtimes and locations.

Programs for Sunday, August 30

Ben's Brick House

  • 10:00am to 4:30pm

Papermaking Cart

  • 10:00am to 4:45pm

Telsa Coil

  • 10:00am to 4:00pm

Solar Observing

  • 10:30am to 4:00pm

Liquid Air Show

  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm

Ghengis Training Grounds

  • 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Hot Philly, Cool Science

  • 12:30pm
  • 3:30pm

Science of Fireworks

  • 2:00pm