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2014-03-27 12:25:54

Installation of Signature Your Brain Exhibit Underway Grand Opening Celebration Set for June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, the largest and most significant expansion in The Franklin Institute's history will open to the public in grand-scale fashion on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The 53,000 square-foot, $41 million dollar pavilion, named in honor of the lead donors whose commitment to science and technology...

2013-11-08 16:23:39

OVER 150 PRICELESS ARTIFACTS INCLUDING BODY CASTS - MANY OF WHICH WILL MAKE THEIR NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE THIS WEEKEND - EXPLORE THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE THRIVING CITY OF POMPEII PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 24, 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path for more than 1700 years. The same ash and debris from Vesuvius' unpredicted eruption that...

2013-11-04 12:31:02

Edmund Clarke Receives Bower Prize; Mark Kryder Awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has named two Carnegie Mellon University professors recipients of its annual awards honoring leaders in science, engineering, technology and business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) Edmund M. Clarke is the recipient of the 2014 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, and Mark H. Kryder...

2013-09-04 12:37:27

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has announced today that after nearly 20 years of transformational leadership, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis M. Wint will conclude his tenure effective December 31, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/DC74086) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/TFILOGO) Dennis Wint said in a statement this morning, "It has been a tremendous honor to be a part of this...

2013-05-02 20:21:50

Exhibition Unlocks Treasures From The World's Largest Espionage Collections With Artifacts From The CIA, FBI, NRO And Renowned Collector H. Keith Melton PHILADELPHIA, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute's newest exhibition, SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens to the public on Saturday, May 4, for a limited time. Extraordinarily rare treasures drawn from world's leading intelligence agencies -- the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office...

2013-04-02 12:25:42

$100,000 FMC Corporation grant funds free workshops, classroom resources, and Science Festival teachers' lounge PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Philadelphia Science Festival will celebrate teachers with free professional development workshops, resources, and a teachers' lounge at its Science Carnival on the Parkway. FMC Corporation is sponsoring these activities through its $100,000 "Teaching the Science of Curiosity" grant. (Logo:...

2013-03-27 08:30:50

Seasonal Highlights: Spies, Mummies, Kids' Zoo & Plenty Of First-Time Exhibitions PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweet It: There are plenty of new and notable happenings in @VisitPhilly this summer: http://vstphl.ly/XpTnU4 The warm-weather months sizzle with fun, exploration and intrigue in Philadelphia thanks to a slew of new exhibitions, museum openings and special events on tap for summer 2013. Visitors can discover the new and super green Kids ZooU at the...

2012-12-17 16:23:59

Third annual event set for April 18 -28, 2013 with more than 100 thought-provoking events The Dow Chemical Company returns for the third year as presenting sponsor of the Festival PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Science Festival organizers have questions - lots of questions. So as they announce dates for the third annual event and more than 100 programs in April 2013, they decided to explore potential answers. After all, they're not the only ones who...

2012-10-04 14:44:37

The winners of a contest that encourages scientists and students across the globe to explore fundamental, big questions in astronomy and cosmology will present their proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12-13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition, led by Donald G. York, the Horace B. Horton Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will award more than $4...

2012-08-20 06:25:45

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Some spectacular art installations and displays are lighting up the night skies of Philadelphia this fall: The Association for Public Art will illuminate the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with the first-of-its-kind Open Air, a towering visual extravaganza that combines public art with interactive mobile technology; PECO will embark on the third year of its high-in-the-sky Art in the Air digital art initiative; and Longwood Gardens will wind down the run...