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03/26/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Don’t miss the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Fishtown Science Crawl, which hits all of your favorite taverns on April 23, 2017. Buy your ticket in advance for drink specials at participating locations. [ Bit.ly Link ] #GetNerdyPHL

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03/26/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
It’s your last chance to vote for our museum to be the top museum for families in the United States. Voice your support today. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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03/26/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Don’t miss Robot Revolution. This amazing exhibition, featuring 40 cutting-edge robots, leaves The Franklin Institute in one week on April 2, 2017. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/25/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Join quizmaster (and everyone’s favorite astronomer) Derrick Pitts for the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Geek Out Gameshow at The Franklin Institute on April 26, 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ] #GetNerdyPHL

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day-long celebration of science happening at locations throughout the Philadelphia region from April 21, 2017 through April 29, 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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The Franklin Institute
03/25/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Happy 276th birthday to French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon. Houdon was famous for his statues and portrait busts depicting figures of the Enlightenment period. One of his most recognized pieces is his bust of Benjamin Franklin, completed in 1778. It is debated whether or not Franklin ever sat for Houdon while he molded the portrait. Rather, Houdon may have remembered Franklin’s features from...
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03/25/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Join us on April 13, 2017 for the next edition of Night Skies in the Observatory, our popular astronomy program for stargazers of all ages. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ].

Night Skies in the Observatory

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The Franklin Institute
03/24/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
“Lost Time is never found again.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1748. [ Bit.ly Link ] #FranklinFriday

IMAGE: James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953) | Benjamin Franklin Memorial | 1938 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
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03/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Learn all about everyone’s favorite distillate of sugar at the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Rum Cocktail Lab on April 24 at the Independence Seaport Museum. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #GetNerdyPHL

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The Franklin Institute
03/23/2017 at 19:29. Facebook
Dust off your tuxedos. The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival begins here at The Franklin Institute with a very special Prom Science After Hours on April 21. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #GetNerdyPHL

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The Franklin Institute
03/23/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
Get here before it's gone. Jurassic World: The Exhibition is open at The Franklin Institute through April 23, 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

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03/23/2017 at 13:48. Facebook
The Franklin Institute is a nominee to be declared the best museum for families in United States. Please show your support by voting each day through Monday, March 27 at noon. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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03/23/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Happy birthday to rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. A complicated historical figure, from the 1930s through the 1970s, von Braun was a champion in the field of space exploration and aerospace engineering. During his career, von Braun became the director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in addition to the architect of the Saturn V vehicle, which would later send Americans to the Moon....
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Vote for The Franklin Institute as USAToday's Readers' Choice as the country's Best Museum for Families. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Can you name #5WomenScientists?

Throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month, The Franklin Institute will be highlighting the achievements of women scientists. Be sure to share some of your favorite women scientists using the hashtag #5WomenScientists. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Today, we feature five women of space exploration. Click through the gallery to learn more on each scientist.
This year’s Philadelphia Science Festival features two dance performances designed to synthesize the worlds of art and science. Join us for “Dance Engineered” on April 21 or April 22. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #GetNerdyPHL

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April 21: Dance Engineered / Philadelphia Science Festival

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We are just five months away from the 2017 North American Solar Eclipse. [ Bit.ly Link ]

2017 North American Solar Eclipse

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Researchers in France have discovered that young dogs respond positively to ‘puppy talk.’ They observed that puppies are highly reactive to human’s use of phrases like “Who's a good boy? Come here!” when used in high pitched voices or when said slowly. Contrary to the puppies, researchers found that adult dogs have a tendency to ignore this type of speech as they grow older. Learn more: [...
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The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off in one short month, running this year from April 21 through April 29. For the next nine days, we will be featuring our favorite events in this year’s festival starting with Philadelphia’s biggest science party, the Science Carnival, which returns this year to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing on April 29. This massive city-wide bash is not one...
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Join us tomorrow night, March 21, 2017 for our next Science After Hours event looking at all things space. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Science After Hours: Cosmos - New Date

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Happy Equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the first day of Spring. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

All you need to know: March equinox | EarthSky.org

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