December 6 2016

The Latest from The Franklin Institute

This season, The Franklin Institute features two new and exciting exhibits, Jurassic World: The Exhibition and Robot Revolution, supported by with additional major support from The Boeing Company.

2016 has been an incredible year at The Franklin Institute with the opening of two revolutionary traveling exhibits that will inspire and intrigue the whole family. Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and experience the closest thing to living dinosaurs at Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allows Jurassic World to come to life. This beautiful collaboration between cinematic magic and science creates a once in a lifetime exhibit. Now at The Franklin Institute for a limited time only!

From self-driving cars to surgical assistance, from scientific research to search and rescue missions—robots are here to help ease and improve our lives. Robot Revolution, open through April 2017, features a unique collection of 40 robots from innovative global robotics companies and universities around the world, including local robots RHex and RiSE from the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit features hands-on elements, intriguing videos, engaging activities and thought-provoking questions for all ages that delve into various aspects of robotics. Guests of all ages can go head to head with a tic-tac-toe-playing robot, challenge a robot to a game of 21, test their soccer skills against soccer-playing ‘bots, meet impressive humanoids, and dive into the next generation of technology. The exhibit offers four sections dedicated to teaching visitors about robotic smarts, skills, cooperation and locomotion. Robot Revolution takes visitors into a visionary world where robots are not just a curiosity but a vital asset in our lives, meeting needs from the everyday to the epic
. Witness how these amazing machines change how we live, work and play.

For more information on these exhibitions and the museum, visit!

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The Dish
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