The Franklin Institute

Things to Do and See

Circle, Triangle, and Square

Representing the “masters of creativity,” they embody the three primary colors that all other colors are created from and the three shapes that are used to make up everything in the universe.

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Climb a Rock Wall

Can you make it all the way across? Learn how friction shapes the experience of a rock-climber!

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Compare Animal and Human Anatomy

Learn how animals compare to  other animals as well as human bodies.

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Contribute to a Social Chain Reaction

Set your dominoes in a unique design, set it off and watch as it is added to the long chain reaction of those visitors who came before you.

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Crawl Through an Artery

Pretend you're a blood cell navigating through 8-foot long clear and clogged arteries.

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Crawl Through Magma

Become the forces under our feet that move our Earth.

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Deliver a Weather Forecast on TV

Driving rains, heavy snow, extreme heat—step "on camera" and deliver a live TV weather report that impacts people's lives.

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Design a Train

Get creative and choose a train style to decorate, add power, and decide where you want it to go. Watch your train in action and then email your creation home!

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