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2012-07-19 02:25:07

To Support Development of Signature Neuroscience Exhibit PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has received a $2.5 million contribution from leading global pharmaceutical company Teva Pharmaceuticals to develop a signature innovative exhibit at the museum exploring neuroscience and the human brain, entitled Your Brain. This contribution brings The Franklin Institute's Inspire Science fundraising campaign total to $65 million. (Logo:...

2012-05-15 06:27:44

PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Barnes Foundation opens to the public on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (after the collection's relocation from nearby Merion, Pennsylvania), the already-compelling cultural district along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia will become the focus of the art world, and a new interactive website, visitphilly.com/withart, is launching on May 15 to help visitors curate their own plentiful art experiences. (Photo:...

2012-05-09 10:25:41

Largest collection of ancient artifacts ever to tour outside of Israel includes 600+ historic manuscripts and relics from the Iron Age plus an authentic 3-ton stone from the Western Wall Exhibition opens May 12 with four never-before-seen Dead Sea Scroll fragments and the oldest-known handwritten Book of Genesis for the first time in North America PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ancient Israel was always at the epicenter of political, religious and moral change from...

2012-01-10 09:36:00

Second year festival will be held April 20-29, 2012 and includes more than 100 events, most free of charge PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year, the Philadelphia Science Festival brought together more than one hundred partners in an unprecedented collaboration highlighting the region's role as a worldwide leader in science and technology innovation. The result - the inaugural citywide science festival - featured Philadelphia organizations large and...

2011-12-19 13:49:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine individuals, all pioneers in their fields and largely unknown, until now, to the general public, will be honored for their enormous discoveries and achievements in science, technology and business during the annual Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Through their remarkable accomplishments, these individuals have positively impacted the quality of human life and deepened our understanding of the...

2011-12-07 13:51:00

Exhibit opens Saturday, December 10 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of the world's largest collections highlighting the biggest dinosaurs ever stampedes into The Franklin Institute this Saturday, December 10 in the world premiere exhibition Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs. This exclusive exhibition gets visitors up-close-and-personal with GIGANTIC dinosaurs, as long as 70 feet, excavated from such remote regions as Argentina and the Gobi Desert of Inner Mongolia....

2011-11-02 12:15:00

Exhibit opens December 10 and will have extended holiday hours Tickets now on sale PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest and most unusual dinosaurs invade The Franklin Institute Saturday, December 10th in the new exhibition Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs - and tickets go on sale today. This exclusive exhibition allows visitors the chance to get up close-and-personal with gigantic dinosaurs, as long as 70 feet, excavated from such...

2011-10-03 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania's most-visited museum, has received a transformative $10 million contribution from Nicholas and Athena Karabots for an ambitious new building addition. In grateful appreciation of the extraordinary generosity, vision, and leadership shown by Mr. and Mrs. Karabots, the Institute will name the new building addition the "Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion." The gift marks the largest individual...

2011-09-19 11:47:00

New Touring Exhibition Launches in NYC in October and is Co-Produced by The Franklin Institute Exhibition Is Largest Collection of Holy Land Artifacts Ever Seen Outside of Israel Features 10 Dead Sea Scrolls, Over 500 Biblical Era Artifacts and an Authentic Three-Ton Stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute and Discovery Times Square have entered into a unique arrangement with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA)...

2011-09-08 11:33:00

BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Theatrical Release of "Pearl Jam Twenty" Celebrates the Band's 20-Year History PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute is one of six venues nationwide selected for an exclusive one-week run of Pearl Jam Twenty beginning Friday, September 23. In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, Pearl Jam is releasing this definitive portrait of the band as told by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and music...