The Franklin Institute To Celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend With Extended Hours And Special Events, February 18-20

Check out the Franklin Institute's Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs exhibition this weekend, open with special late entry until 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. (Photo by Darryl Moran courtesy Franklin Institute)

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

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