August 6, 2012
Kids and adults alike will be smitten with this slimy, oozy, gooey and explosive event on Saturdays and Sundays, August 11 and 12 and August 18 and 19.
Science educators at the Franklin Institute have created some of the biggest and messiest science demonstrations that are guaranteed to astonish and astound. Like using ultra-cold liquid nitrogen and steaming hot water to explode 2,000 colorful balls into the air. Or testing gravity by dropping watermelons to the ground from 42 feet above.
Demonstrations will take place at the top of the hour from noon-4 p.m. each day both in the Atrium and just outside of the museum.
Plus, visitors will have a chance to get their hands grubby with a number of continuous, hands-on activities such as making slime and Alka-Seltzer rockets.
Just a word of advice: you may want to bring a change of clothes.
Franklin Institute Mess Fest
When: August 11 and 12, August 18 and 19; noon-4 p.m.
Where: 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: Free with museum admission
More info: www2.fi.edu