Special Exhibits

Bull from BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Give your students an unforgettable experience by adding one of these limited-time exhibitions to your field trip visit!

  • BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out

    October 4, 2014–April 12, 2015

    Grades 2–12

    Your biology textbook springs to life in this once-in-a-lifetime display of the world’s most spectacular creatures! From goats to giraffes, squids to sharks, and octopuses to ostriches, students will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar and gain a deeper understanding of the concepts of animal adaptations, body systems, anatomy, and physiology.

    See how intricate the blood vessels of animals are, what the muscular system and various organs of different animals look like, and how they compare to other animals, including humans. Learn about the anatomy of animals and how each species, large and small, plays an important role on our planet. Invite your class to discover how living things are more alike anatomically than what can be seen externally.

    It was so amazing to see the creatures and to be able to make the comparisons to humans. That is our 7th grade life science curriculum.”  - Crossroads South Middle School (Monmouth, NJ)

    BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out meets the following standards:

    National Science Education Standards
    K-4 C: Life Science
    5-8 C: Life Science
    9-12 C: Life Science

    Next Generation Science Standards
    Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
    3: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Environmental Impacts on Organisms
    3: Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
    5: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
    MS: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
    MS: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
    MS: Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms
    MS: Natural Selection and Adaptations
    HS: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
    HS: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
    HS: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
    HS: Natural Selection and Evolution

    Benchmarks for Science Literacy
    5. The Living Environment
    5a. Diversity of Life
    5d. Interdependence of Life
    5f. Evolution of Life

    Common Core English Language Arts
    K-5: Reading Informational Text
    6-12: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects

    Common Core Mathematics
    K-12: Measurement & Data

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  • The Art of the Brick

    February 7, 2014–September 6, 2015

    Grade K­–12

    Art and science collide in this display of more than 70 one-of-a-kind LEGO®  sculptures. In this whimsical and awe-inspiring exhibit, your students will see reproductions of world-famous works such as the Venus de Milo and Van Gogh’s Starry Night along with artist Nathan Sawaya’s original works including a 20-foot-long T. Rex dinosaur skeleton and a giant LEGO skull! Inspire your future engineers and artists in this jaw-dropping display of LEGO art.

    The Art of the Brick meets the following standards:

    National Science Education Standards:
    K-12 E: Science & Technology

    Next Generation Science Standards:
    K-2 & 3-5: Engineering Design
    MS & HS: Engineering, Technology, & Applications of Science

    National Core Arts Standards – Visual Arts
    K-12:
    AS7: Perceive & analyze artistic work
    AS8: Interpret intent & meaning in artistic work
    AS10: Synthesize & relate knowledge & personal experiences to make art
    AS11: Relate artistic ideas & works with societal, cultural, & historical context to deepen understanding

  • Genghis Khan
    May 9, 2015–January 3, 2016

    Enter into the greatest empire the world has ever known to discover the amazing genius of the Mongolian conqueror, Genghis Khan. Your students will learn how this illiterate, unsophisticated warrior-nomad had such a profound effect on world politics and discover the story of how this extraordinary man from a remote corner of Asia created an empire that led the world into the modern age.

    Genghis Khan meets the following standards:

    Benchmarks for Science Literacy
    K-12:
    7. Human Society
    7a. Cultural Effects on Behavior
    7b. Group Behavior
    7f. Social Conflict

    Common Core – English Language Arts
    K-5: Reading Informational Text
    6-12: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects

    National Core Arts Standards – Visual Arts
    AS7: Perceive & analyze artistic work
    AS8: Interpret intent & meaning in artistic work
    AS10: Synthesize & relate knowledge & personal experiences to make art
    AS11: Relate artistic ideas & works with societal, cultural, & historical context to deepen understanding

    National Standards for History
    K-4: Topic 4: Standard 7A
    5-12: World Era 5: Standard 3A&B

    National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
    K-12:
    Theme 1: Culture
    Theme 3: People, Places, & Environments