May 14 2018

The Latest from TFI: What’s New and What’s Next at The Franklin Institute

This spring and summer, celebrate the evolution of gaming, with The Franklin Institute’s newest exhibition, Game Masters—housed in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center through September 3
. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, this landmark exhibit is an interactive journey inside the most popular video games of all time—from the trailblazing arcade era through today’s web and console games. Achieve high score on more than 100 playable games and learn how the most beloved characters—from Asteroids to Angry Birds—came to life, plus follow the remarkable transformations that video games have undergone over time through the 100 objects and original artworks featured within the exhibit. The exhibit provides a unique opportunity to play in spectacular multiplayer immersive experiences as well as on classic arcade games from the 1970s and ’80s while discovering the stories of the designers who have pushed the limits of gaming beyond our wildest imaginations.

Of course, a visit to The Franklin Institute isn’t complete without a tour through the 100,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring displays ranging from the wonders of electricity and the human brain to a full-sized fighter jet and the massive Baldwin Locomotive.  

Looking for something different? Ideal for teambuilding and group outings, experience the thrill of the escape and the excitement of adventure in the wildly popular Escape Rooms—a permanent offering now at The Franklin Institute. Using the most advanced cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring immersive design, Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute transports guests to one of two different worlds where a series of clues, codes, puzzles and tasks lead teams to achieve an ultimate goal—all within 60 minutes or less. These games will challenge and amuse guests of all ages, encouraging collaboration and creative problem-solving in a fast-paced, live-action setting.

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