December 7 2015

Coming Soon to the Franklin Institute

tfi-logoThe Franklin Institute has had a wonderful 2015, welcoming the most visitors since 2007 and introducing new educational experiences, including the reimagined SportsZone. Next year will bring a slate of exciting traveling exhibits, including Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science running from January 30, 2016 through September 2. Ever wonder what it’s like to ride a camel? What if we wrote in hieroglyphics? Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in this interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization. With highlights such as the chance to a mock archaeological excavation site and experimenting with Egyptian engineering and technologies used to maneuver stones that built the great pyramids, Lost Egypt shows how modern science and technology can reveal the mysteries of Egypt, its culture, and its people.

Following Lost Egypt, from March 12 through September 5, The Franklin Institute will host the traveling exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar. Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

Science After Hours, Night Skies, Sensory-Friendly Sunday, and other programs will continue in 2016. To learn more about these events, and about the Institute’s youth education programs, including Discovery Camp, PACTS, and STEM Scholars, please visit