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You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm drinks will be available for purchase. The Museum will stay open an extra hour until 6:00PM, followed by a tree lighting in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden at 6:10PM. This event celebrates all religions and beliefs, and is open to all ages. Admission to this event is complimentary with your Museum Ticket.
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Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take the stress out of your visit to The Franklin Institute with our mobile app. http://bit.ly/tfi-app
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Only one week until we share the beauty of the holidays with all of our friends around The Square!! Please join us Tuesday, November 28th at 5:00 PM in Rittenhouse Square for our annual Holiday Lighting!! Please don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for CBS 3’s annual Toy Fest campaign.
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Police say two separate groups of juveniles became rowdy and violent on the 1700 block of Walnut Street on Saturday around 7 p.m.
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Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the field of astronomy was immense. He is particularly well known for observing and describing the expansion of the universe. He was honored by The Franklin Institute with the 1939 Franklin Medal. http://bit.ly/2foMJ0C IMAGE: Hubble Space Telescope | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Where:Starts at 20th and Market streets and continues along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Where:Dilworth Park, 15th and Market streets
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad StreetThis article has 10 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Where:Various locations including The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street
Where:Various locations including The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut Street
Where:Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Where:Various locations including The Spiral Bookcase, 112 Cotton Street
Where:Canal View Park, 4420 Main Street
Where:Club Mousai, 1227 Walnut Street
Where:Macy's Center City, 1300 Market Street
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Police say the ordeal began Saturday around 7 p.m. on the 1700 block of Walnut Street when two large groups of teens became disorderly. One group exited a club and attacked...
Cleavers Philadelphia, located on the 100 block of S. 18th Street, also closed early Saturday night, claiming there were “riots going on in Rittenhouse.”This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)
The owner of Lazaro’s Pizza, located on the 1700 block of South Street, also told NBC10 a group of teens rushed into his shop shortly before 8 p...
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Today, November 19, is International Men’s Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women. This day aims to highlight health concerns that can affect men, and also aims to highlight certain social pressures that can negatively affect both men and boys. Check out InternationalMensDay.com for more information. This image is from a pop-up exhibit our Historical Medical Library hosted at last month’s Mischief at The Mütter event. This historical (not contemporary) pamphlet was distributed to boys with information about puberty, sexual health and more. How effectively have these issues been communicated to young men throughout history and today?
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Believed to be at least eight millennia old, engravings in Arabia are possibly be the oldest depictions of dogs known to archaeologists. http://bit.ly/2jBmlrj
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The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said police, who provided few details Sunday.
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Enjoy a night among the stars at The Franklin Institute’s next Science After Hours going behind the scenes of your favorite movies and discovering the science of the cinema. http://bit.ly/2xGPEea
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"Oh yarn string, oh yarn string, What is it you sing?" #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.
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"The Maid...very affable, full of humble hypocrisy." #WilmaBloodWedding Sketches and costumes by Oana Botez. Photos by Bill Hebert.
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The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year’s event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904) | Running | 1883
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