The Franklin Institute

Things to Do and See

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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Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life

The exhibition features more than 200 stunning artifacts; most never-before-seen and recently gathered from private collectors in Mongolia, Azerbaijan, and the United States.  Jewels, silk robes, ceramics, religious relics and weaponry, including one of the world’s earliest guns, and a sword carried by one of Marco Polo’s guards.

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Neural Climb

Scale the 18-foot-tall neural climb!

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Stargaze in the Planetarium

Travel the vast reaches of the universe in our planetarium. With an advanced projection and surround sound system, you’ll have a truly celestial experience in the awe-inspiring dome which measures 60 feet across and four stories tall.

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Test Newton's Laws of Motion

Play with pulleys, prisms, and pendulums that demonstrate Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. Falling objects, chain reactions, and optical illusions bring his laws to life in interactive and interesting ways.

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Walk Through the Giant Heart

Two-stories high, this heart would be the accurate size for a 220-foot tall person.

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