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January 21, 2015

Tonight Picks: Center City Restaurant Week, Free Admission To The Franklin Institute, Pizza Week At Pizzeria Stella, Winterfest At Penn’s Landing And More

Winterfest

Scratch your plans to eat dinner at home. Meal deals fill the city as Center City Restaurant Week continues at more than 100 restaurants — and Pizza Week hits Pizzeria Stella while Meat Week hits Percy Street Barbecue. Yum. Another deal: The Franklin Institute offers free admission tonight for its recurring Target Community Night. Watch […]

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January 20, 2015

Deal Feed: Enjoy Free Admission To The Franklin Institute On The Third Wednesday Night Of The Month, Including This Wednesday, January 21

Franklin Institute

Leave your wallet at home this Wednesday night as The Franklin Institute invites guests in for free admission for its monthly Target Community Night. On the third Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise noted), explore the museum for no cost at all. The evening of free admission runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes […]

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January 20, 2015

Coming Attraction: The Franklin Institute To Open The Art Of The Brick, The World’s Largest Display Of LEGO Art, On February 7

The Franklin Institute

LEGO fans, listen up. On Saturday, February 7, The Franklin Institute will unveil the world’s largest display of LEGO art for The Art of The Brick, a never-before-seen exhibition made exclusively for the Franklin Institute exhibition. The exhibition will be made up of more than 100 works created entirely from LEGOs by contemporary artist, Nathan […]

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January 8, 2015

Tonight Picks: Night Skies In The Observatory At The Franklin Institute, RiverRink Winterfest At Penn’s Landing, Motown The Musical At The Kimmel Center And More

The Dandelion

One of the key themes for tonight is staying warm. Luckily, there’s plenty of warming winter fun happening tonight to jump start the weekend. Seek shelter indoors, and head to The Franklin Institute to learn about the stars, moons and galaxies at Night Skies in the Observatory, or dance along to Motown hits at Motown […]

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January 5, 2015

The Franklin Institute Opens Jerusalem, A Never-Before-Seen Look At The Holy Land, In Its IMAX Theater Today, January 5

The Franklin Institute Opens Jerusalem, A Never-Before-Seen Look At The Holy Land, In Its IMAX Theater Today, January 5

National Geographic’s Jerusalem, a film about the Holy Land, opens today at the IMAX theater at The Franklin Institute. The limited-release film, which was filmed for IMAX and is only currently planning in about 30 theaters in the United States, takes viewers on a journey throughout Jerusalem and delves into the history, religious significance, little-known […]

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November 13, 2014

Tonight Picks: Opening Night For The Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Night Skies In The Observatory At The Franklin Institute, First Person Arts Festival And More

Tonight Picks: Opening Night For The Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Night Skies In The Observatory At The Franklin Institute, First Person Arts Festival And More

As mid-November rolls in, the holiday festivities start to fill the city. Tonight, Franklin Square’s Holiday Festival opens for the season with the first lighting of Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show and a peek at what’s to come this holiday season (food trucks! winter beer garden! holiday market!). Also tonight, The Franklin Institute hosts […]

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November 6, 2014

Roundup: A Guide To Commemorating Veterans Day In The Philadelphia Area, Tuesday, November 11

Independence Hall

With historic monuments, influential exhibitions, history-laden sights and major museums, Philadelphia commemorates the country’s past every day of the year. And on Veterans Day, which is this Tuesday, November 11, the city especially honors the Veterans and active military men and women who have served our country through special events, programs at museums, ceremonies and […]

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October 7, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend In Philadelphia: Our Guide To How To Spend The Long Weekend In Philly

Dilworth Park

In typical long weekend form, the Philadelphia area is full of happenings to fill your calendar this Columbus Day, which hits on Monday, October 13. From Bloktoberfest on South Street to Old City Fest in Old City and a County Fair-themed event at The Oval and the RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park, the festivals […]

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October 3, 2014

The Franklin Institute Presents The East Coast Debut Of Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, Opening Saturday, October 4; Plus, Sesame Street Presents: The Body Is Now Open

The Franklin Institute Presents The East Coast Debut Of Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, Opening Saturday, October 4; Plus, Sesame Street Presents: The Body Is Now Open

Brace yourself. The uber-popular Body Worlds exhibition has returned to The Franklin Institute — this time, with animals. Opening this Saturday, October 4, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out gives visitors a rare and unprecedented view of nature through the exhibition of more than 100 plastinated specimens including octopuses, goats, ostriches and even a giraffe. The […]

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September 24, 2014

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

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

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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