AUGMENTED REALITY FOR INTERPRETIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
The goal of the ARIEL project is the creation of an exhibit platform that uses scientific visualization techniques to transform modern visitor interaction with traditional hands-on exhibits. The project will ultimately demonstrate an innovative solution to a key problem faced by science centers: the reinvention of the exhibit experience for visitors with changing 21st century learning expectations.
The project has three main goals:Read More 
Girls in STEM 
Cascading Influences: Long-Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for GirlsRead More 
The Franklin Institute was one of the first science centers in the nation to establish a Department of Research and Evaluation and has become known in the museum field as a leader in museum-based learning research. For nearly four decades the department has been studying how people learn science in out-of-school environments, with a particular focus on partnerships between museums and community agencies. The publications posted here are products of this effort.Read More 
A Museum/Community Partnership Conference
Philadelphia/Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative (PISEC)
The Academy of Natural Sciences, The New Jersey Academy of Aquatic Sciences, The Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Zoo
Conference Theme: Museums and communities working together to engage families in informal science activities.
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
June 20-22, 2008
Engineering and Applied MathematicsRead More