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September 24, 2014

Coming Attraction: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Debuts At The Franklin Institute On Saturday, October 4

Opening on Saturday, October 4, The Franklin Institute will soon host Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, a traveling exhibition that teaches guests about the skeletons, muscles, organs and circulatory systems of various animals through actual looks at the preserved insides of 100 plastinated specimens. Plastination, which was invented by the creator of Body Worlds, replaces […]

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September 10, 2014

Save The Date: Campus Philly’s CollegeFest Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway With Music, Games, Free Museum Admission And More, September 27

Calling all college students! To welcome back the city’s students, Campus Philly once again will put on CollegeFest, a free festival largely held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Saturday, September 27. Upon arrival, students are asked to check in at the Campus Philly booth to pick up wristbands that get you free museum entry […]

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August 20, 2014

Labor Day Weekend In Philadelphia: How To Spend The Long Holiday Weekend In Philly

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is nearly here. Before the summer season winds down, a ton of events fill venues across Philadelphia for one last hurrah. Now’s the perfect time to get out there and prolong summer — whether that means hitting up a beer garden, attending a free outdoor concert, sipping […]

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July 16, 2014

Tonight Picks: The Oval’s Summer Season Kicks Off, Summer Concert At The Penn Museum, Free Admission To The Franklin Institute, Movie Screening At NMAJH, Opening Of Fergie’s Beer Garden And More

The Oval kicks off its month-long summer season with a grand kickoff tonight complete with an alfresco beer garden, fare from food trucks, backyard games, first views of an awesome art installation and more. This evening, The Oval, the popular pop-up park on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opens for summer 2014 and brings with it a […]

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July 10, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Outdoor Movie Screenings, Pairings On The Parkway, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Free Beer And Cheese Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros., Fairmount French Fling Bar Crawl And More

Inflatable movie screens pop up all over town this evening as numerous parks across the city play host to free outdoor movie screenings. The Schuylkill Banks screens Finding Nemo, Clark Park plays The Wizard of Oz as Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of the Moon plays over the speakers and Penn’s Landing hosts The Hunger […]

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June 16, 2014

Now Open: The Franklin Institute Debuts Two Temporary Blockbuster Summer Exhibitions, Plus A New Permanent Exhibit, Your Brain

Since 1824, The Franklin Institute has honored inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin with remarkable exhibitions, programs and events made to live up to the Founding Father’s image. On Saturday, June 14, The Franklin Institute opened the doors to its brand-new 53,000-square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, the largest expansion ever in its more than 150-year […]

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June 13, 2014

Weekend Picks: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Frankford Hall, World Cup Watch Parties, Grand Opening Of The Franklin Institute’s Brand New Karabots Pavillion, Stars And Stripes Festival, Penn’s Landing Festivals, The Vendys, Father’s Day Activities And More

Good news, Philadelphia, the rain is clearing just in time for the weekend and all of the awesome alfresco events on tap for the coming days. Look forward to sunny skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s which is a serious treat after the constant rain during the workweek. The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series […]

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June 13, 2014

Our Guide To The Grand Opening Of The Franklin Institute’s New Karabots Pavilion This Saturday, June 14 With Free Admission For The First 500 Visitors, Brand-New Exhibits Including Your Brain And Much More

Get ready for a colossal display of brain power, Philadelphia. This Saturday, June 14, The Franklin Institute will open the doors to its brand-spanking-new 53,000-square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, its largest expansion ever in its more than 150-year history. To truly celebrate what’s sure to be an awesome addition to The Franklin Institute and […]

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June 4, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Summer Exhibitions At Museums In And Around Philadelphia

As the weather warms, a number of Philadelphia area museums swing open their doors and debut new marquee exhibitions. Cool off this summer inside one of the area’s awesome museums while checking out exhibitions ranging from fashion-forward spectacles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and brainy sites at the Franklin Institute to struggles of African […]

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May 16, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Franklin Institute To Debut Your Brain, An Amazing New Permanent Exhibit In The New Karabots Pavilion, Saturday, June 14

Get ready for a colossal display of brain power, Philadelphia. This spring, The Franklin Institute will open the doors to its 53,000-square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, a history-making expansion that has been under construction since 2012. Thanks to a generous gift, Philadelphia’s hands-on science museum will debut its largest expansion in its more than […]

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