February 16, 2012
The Franklin Institute To Celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend With Extended Hours And Special Events, February 18-20
In town this weekend? The Franklin Institute is celebrating Presidents’ Day with three days’ worth of special events, extended exhibit hours and more.
Activities include: train rides (Saturday-Monday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), papermaking using pulp made from recycled office paper (Saturday-Monday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), eye dissections of a real cow’s eye (Monday, 11:15 a.m. and noon) and sheep’s heart dissection (Monday, 12:45 p.m.).
You can take part in some chilling science with liquid nitrogen at the Liquid Air Show, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Monday at 1:30 p.m, or learn about the ways fossils form and make a fossil rubbing to take home, Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The Dinosaur “Roar-off” is set for Sunday at 3 p.m., when visitors can show off their best dinosaur impersonation, in honor of the Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs exhibition, which is open specially late with last entry at 5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Lastly, you can take a look at the sun through the historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory, Saturday-Monday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
All events are free with admission!
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street