Last Chance to see
A Mirror Maze
|Last Chance to get lost in the maze!|
Get lost in an elaborate mirror maze and explore the mathematical patterns of the natural world. From the nested spirals of a sunflower's seeds to the ridges of a majestic mountain range, this stunning interactive exhibit provides an introduction to patterns and how math surrounds us every day. Lose yourself in an elaborate mirror maze—the stunning centerpiece of the exhibit—and challenge yourself to discover how geometry, tessellations, and repetitions can unlock the secrets of the world around you.
Closing September 4, 2017
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|Opening September 30, 2017|
|Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history, and unearth the enduring mysteries that remain hidden within its depths at Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to explore the story, culture, craft, and science of the legendary Chinese Terracotta Army in a brand new special exhibition at The Franklin Institute, arriving September 30, 2017.|
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|Monday, August 21|
The Great American Solar Eclipse
|On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will witness the moon moving in between the Earth and the Sun to create a total solar eclipse.|
|The Franklin Institute is your place to turn for everything you need to prepare for this historic event:|
|1.||Watch the eclipse at The Franklin Institute|
On the day of the big event, the Institute will be the most comprehensive and safe place in Philadelphia to witness the eclipse. With our team of expert science educators on hand, the museum and our surrounding property will have plenty of FREE chances to experience this monumental event.
|4.||Follow us on social media to stay informed and experience the event from anywhere on the globe|
Follow The Franklin Institute on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and follow Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts on Twitter to get all the most up-to-date eclipse information and to join in the community conversation happening around the event. On the 21st, The Franklin Institute will be broadcasting live from locations of totality to give our followers the most exciting view of the eclipse.
|Tuesday, August 22|
Science After Hours
|Get ready for the most explosive night of the year, as we destroy and demolish everyday items in pursuit of science! Through a series of our biggest, most mind-blowing and beloved demonstrations, this night is sure to blow your socks off! Just remember: leave the explosives to the professionals—and don’t try this at home!|
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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|In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. |