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2011-07-26 11:29:00

Team Has Met Shuttle Crew Last Friday Including Philadelphia Native & Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has sent an engineering teacher from its partnership public high school, the Science Leadership Academy, as well as a Franklin Institute staff scientist to be part of a Philadelphia team of educators that are currently at NASA Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston.

2011-07-25 10:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute announced today that visitors from every state in the nation and more than 20 other countries have attended Mummies of the World - The Exhibition.

2011-07-18 12:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute (TFI), Pennsylvania's most-visited museum, announces today that it has received a $250,000 contribution from US Airways Community Foundation for its Inspire Science! fundraising effort.

2011-07-14 15:17:00

10 Sites Chosen For National Expansion PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute and The Free Library of Philadelphia announced today that its successful LEAP into Science museum/library partnership will expand to 10 new sites in urban centers nationwide.

2011-06-07 16:48:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40 priceless mummies arrived in Philadelphia today under heavy security detail as part of the upcoming Mummies of the World exhibition at The Franklin Institute.

2011-05-11 14:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition, making its East Coast debut at The Franklin Institute on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

2011-01-05 11:02:00

Firstrust Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of this exhibit PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has announced that Firstrust Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of its newest exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.