6 hours ago

Staying in town this weekend? Visit the boar...

Staying in town this weekend? Visit the boardwalk arcade without going down the shore with "Game Masters: The Exhibition" open at The Franklin Institute now through September 3, 2018. http://bit.ly/2GzEw7u

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    Staying in town this weekend? Visit the boardwalk arcade without going down the shore with "Game Masters: The Exhibition" open at The Franklin Institute now through September 3, 2018....
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8 hours ago

“At least one species of cyanobacteria, calle...

“At least one species of cyanobacteria, called Chroococcidiopsis thermalis—which lives in some of the world's most extreme environments—can absorb redder (less energetic) wavelengths of light, thus allowing it to thrive in dark conditions, such as deep underwater in hot springs.” http://bit.ly/2yoqBRU

    Weird Low-Light Bacteria Could Potentially Thrive on Mars
    An international team of scientists has found that a strange type of bacteria can turn light into fuel in incredibly dim environments. Similar bacteria could someday help humans colonize Mars and expand our search for life on other planets, researchers said in a statement released with the new work.
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10 hours ago

Asian Arts Initiative was live — attending an...

Eiko Fan’s Art is Food Lecture and Live Wood Sculpture Interactive Performance

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    Eiko Fan's Art is Food Lecture and Live Wood Sculpture Interactive Performance
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Asian Arts Initiative is live now — attending...

Eiko Fan’s Art is Food Lecture and Live Wood Sculpture Interactive Performance

    Asian Arts Initiative
    Eiko Fan's Art is Food Lecture and Live Wood Sculpture Interactive Performance
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11 hours ago

Physicist and Franklin Institute Awards laure...

Physicist and Franklin Institute Awards laureate Helen Rhoda Quinn, tells her Science Story: “I think that attitude in my growth put me in a good place when I found myself the only girl in a class. I wasn’t afraid to speak up and I didn’t think I had to suppress my ideas so they’d like me. Actually, I didn’t care mostly.” http://bit.ly/ss-fi This video is part of The Franklin Institute’s Science Stories series. Tell us yours: http://bit.ly/tell-science-story #ScienceStories

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    Physicist and Franklin Institute Awards laureate Helen Rhoda Quinn, tells her Science Story: "I think that attitude in my growth put me in a good place when I found myself the only girl in a class. I...
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14 hours ago

Looking to up your social media game? Our soc...

Looking to up your social media game? Our social media manager shares some of his favorite secret spots in the museum for taking photos for Instagram in our blog. http://bit.ly/2tmG5QF

    8 Secret Spots at The Franklin Institute for Epic Instagrams
    One of the latest trends in social media is the Instagram wall, curiously colored or textured backgrounds are finding a new audience in the popular photo sharing app and we at The Franklin Institute thought it might be helpful to catalog some of the top photo spots within our museum that you can use to wow your friends with your incredible photographic prowess.
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22 hours ago

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26 hours ago

Callowhill Neighborhood Association is at The...

Great night for the Trestle Inn, a lot of history here.

    Callowhill Neighborhood Association
    Callowhill Neighborhood Association. 134 likes. Formed in 2001, Callowhill Neighborhood Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit community organization dedicated to neighborhood improvement.
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32 hours ago

Charon, Pluto’s largest known satellite, was ...

Charon, Pluto’s largest known satellite, was discovered on this day in 1978 by James W. Christy. Christy suggested the name “Charon” as a more scientific sounding version of his wife’s nickname, Char. Coincidentally, Charon is the name of a Greek mythological figure, the ferryman of the dead. In Greek mythology, Charon is closely associated with Hades, whom the Romans call “Pluto.” https://go.nasa.gov/2tJJ5Fo IMAGE: Charon Complexity | 2015 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Charon, Pluto's largest known satellite, was discovered on this day in 1978 by James W. Christy. Christy suggested the name "Charon" as a more scientific sounding version of his wife's nickname,...
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35 hours ago

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, ...

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, right? Let’s be loose, let’s really be ourselves by being someone else. I think Mr. Rogers is a space for permission of feeling.,” - John Jarboe Read more of the WHYY interview at the link below. You Can Never Go Down the Drain is now running through July 1.

    Philly cabaret artist offers neighborly homage to Mr. Rogers
    "When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name is Mitzi. She got to be old, and she died," confessed Fred Rogers in the 1970 "Death of a Goldfish" episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "When she died, I cried."
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37 hours ago

As a result of its location on the Mid-Atlant...

As a result of its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that forms the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Iceland is one of the world’s most geologically active places with numerous volcanoes, geysers and other volcanic phenomena found throughout the dynamic landscape of the North Atlantic Island. In fact, Iceland is home to one of the world’s newest Islands, Surtsey, a volcanic island which first reached the surface of the ocean in 1963. http://bit.ly/2JIpTQJ IMAGE: Howell Williams | Surtsey Eruption | 1963 | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    The Franklin Institute
    As a result of its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that forms the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Iceland is one of the world's most geologically active places...
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37 hours ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ All American BBQ Festival At Dilworth Park, Manayunk Arts Festival, Molestice Block Party, Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, Philadelphia Irish American Festival and More!

All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~ June 22 – 24 ~ Pay-As-You-Go at Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th Street. The 4-day event features many varieties of barbecue eats, local DJs and live music, outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and more. ~ All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

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...Aladdin At The Academy Of Music ~ June 22 – July 1 ~ Held at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street. From the producers of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling...

...Pop Philly ~ June 22 – July 8 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ June 22 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ June 22 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and...

...Cinema ~ June 22 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 22 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 22 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

Liberty Lands Market ~ June 23 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ June 23 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

...Center ~ June 23 ~ FREE – From 11 am to 5 pm at the Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad Street. Audiences of all ages are invited to explore “Fred,” the largest mechanical pipe organ in...

40th Street Summer Series ~ June 23 ~ FREE - Starts at 6 pm at 40th and Walnut streets. Enjoy the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Dan Blacksberg’s Hot Klezmers. Guests can enjoy...

...Ale Festival ~ June 23 ~ From 7 pm to 10 pm at the Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W. Girard Avenue. Enjoy craft beers from the Philly area and beyond, while enjoying live music, food truck...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ All American BBQ Festival At Dilworth Park, Manayunk Arts Festival, Molestice Block Party, Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, Philadelphia Irish American Festival and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ June 22 - 28 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in or nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
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37 hours ago

#MarkYourCalendars for the School District of...

#MarkYourCalendars for the School District of Philadelphia Career Fair, happening Thursday, July 12th from 4pm-6pm at 440 N. Broad St. There is a particularly high demand for staff in the Manayunk/Roxborough, Kensington and Northeast sections of Philadelphia! Registration is preferred but not required. Click here to sign up: https://calendly.com/hrexams/sdp-noninstructional-career-fair/07-12-2018

    Councilman Derek Green
    MarkYourCalendars for the School District of Philadelphia Career Fair, happening Thursday, July 12th from 4pm-6pm at 440 N. Broad St. There is a particularly high demand for staff in the...
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39 hours ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden added 40 ...

What a great night in The Spring Gardens! Thank you to all of the amazing musicians, food trucks, and members of the community!

    The Spring Gardens Community Garden
    The Spring Gardens Community Garden, Philadelphia, PA. 605 likes. The Spring Gardens was started by community members in 1995, on a former vacant lot and...
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39 hours ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden added 39 ...

What a great night in The Spring Gardens! Thank you to all of the amazing musicians, food trucks, and members of the community! The Red Rose Combo. Andrea Carlson, Emmanuel Ohemeng III and Perpetual Motion, Smokin' Tacos Food Truck, Indecorous Theatre Productions, Mr Softee, & Vino Glassworks

    The Spring Gardens Community Garden
    The Spring Gardens Community Garden, Philadelphia, PA. 605 likes. The Spring Gardens was started by community members in 1995, on a former vacant lot and...
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40 hours ago

“If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you...

“If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth the writing.” -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2tTiFkq #FranklinFriday IMAGE: James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953) | Benjamin Franklin Memorial | 1938 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

    The Franklin Institute
    "If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth the writing." -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738...
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46 hours ago

The Doppelganger posted 2 photos to Flickr:

2 days ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

After gracing the skies above Philadelphia for just about 15 hours today, the Sun is now setting over the city of Philadelphia. We are providing a live look at the end of this longest span of daylight this year which began at 5:32 am and will come to a close at 8:32 pm. http://bit.ly/2ynBymy

    The Franklin Institute
    After gracing the skies above Philadelphia for just about 15 hours today, the Sun is now setting over the city of Philadelphia. We are providing a live look at the end of this longest span of...
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2 days ago

In 1998, Koko, a gorilla that had been taught...

In 1998, Koko, a gorilla that had been taught to communicate through sign language, took to the internet in an online chatroom. This was first (and only) “inter-species” online chat ever conducted, and the results were: surprising. The Franklin Institute’s Chief Digital Officer Susan Poulton facilitated the event and tells her story, and, in memory of the extraordinary ape, provided the rare transcript for us to share. http://bit.ly/2KdxiuH Koko, who was born in 1971 and lived to be 46, passed away this week. http://bit.ly/2KdxiuH

    When Koko the Gorilla Chatted Online
    I woke up this morning and learned that Koko the gorilla had passed away peacefully in her sleep last night at the age of 46. Twenty years ago, I had the honor of producing the first ever inter-species online "live chat" with Koko and her caregiver Dr. Penny Patterson, part of a series of internet firsts we achieved at AOL (America Online).
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2 days ago

“Formerly puzzling telescope observations abo...

“Formerly puzzling telescope observations about real galaxies that raised questions about the standard dark matter hypothesis are being explained in the state-of-the-art facsimiles.” http://bit.ly/2JXfXCX

    The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It
    In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer. They aimed to create a proxy of the cosmos, a Cliffs Notes version in computer code that could run in months instead of giga-years, to serve as a laboratory for studying the real universe.
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2 days ago

Love City Brewing named a beer after Pathways to Housing PA — the program that helped find homes for people with addiction in Kensington

 1023 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia

    Why Love City Brewing named a beer after Pathways to Housing PA - Generocity Philly
    At least a few of those companies have some charitable slant. Yards donates a portion of sales from its PYNK beer to the breast cancer-focused Tyanna Foundation, for instance, and the maybe-opening-soon Triple Bottom Brewing's entire business model is predicated on social good. Love City, too, has community in mind.
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2 days ago

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the W...

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV

    The Wilma Theater
    John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV
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2 days ago

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here...

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph’s label reads, “Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National Park, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.” This photograph is available through NARA’s online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/30249284. Want to learn more about our holdings related to the National Parks Service and more? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today’s post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. Shenandoah National Park Blue Ridge Mountains #MakeMusicDay #Music #ShenandoahNationalPark #NationalParks #NPS

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph's label reads, "Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National...
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2 days ago

Today is the June Solstice, which for us in t...

Today is the June Solstice, which for us in the Northern Hemisphere is the longest day of the year and the astronomical start of the summer season. http://bit.ly/2ynBymy

    What Is a Solstice and What Is an Equinox (and Why Should I Care)?
    Astronomically, our planet's seasons change on four particular days each year, two solstices, one in June and one in December, and two equinoxes (one in March and one in September).
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

Using our rooftop EarthCam, we are staring off this Summer Solstice with a live look at Philadelphia as the sun rises on this longest day of the year in terms of daylight. In the city of brotherly love, the Sun will rise at 5:32 am and will set at 8:32 pm giving us just over 15 hours of daylight today. http://bit.ly/2ynBymy

    The Franklin Institute
    Using our rooftop EarthCam, we are staring off this Summer Solstice with a live look at Philadelphia as the sun rises on this longest day of the year in terms of daylight. In the city of brotherly...
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2 days ago

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3 days ago

Using the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Sq...

Using the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Square as a starting point, we mapped out what the whole Solar System would look like at a Philly Scale. http://bit.ly/2JUezRj

    The Philly Solar System
    We all know that Earth is one of eight planets in the Solar System orbiting a star that we call the Sun, which is one of the more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
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3 days ago

Home to many of the world’s tallest, oldest a...

Home to many of the world’s tallest, oldest and largest trees, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Yosemite National Park recently reopened after a nearly three year restoration project that was designed to better limit the impact humans have on the endangered trees. http://bit.ly/2JWm0HP IMAGE: Al Golub | New trail and boardwalk in Mariposa Grove after restoration | 2018 | National Park Service

    The Franklin Institute
    Home to many of the world's tallest, oldest and largest trees, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Yosemite National Park recently reopened after a nearly three year...
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3 days ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden shared Po...

    Pop up Yoga Fairmount
    🌸🌻School's Out!! ❤️ 🌞 Join Elementary PE teacher Caitlin Kelly for a pop up kids yoga class at the community garden at 19th and North! ✨Kiddies in grades K-5 are welcome for a fun and silly flow...
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3 days ago

Philadelphia (Film)

Additional filming locations included 1218 Arch Street (now the Center for Architecture) for the movie’s Action AIDS Center and 1901 Chestnut Street for Joe Miller’s office.

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Additional filming locations included 1218 Arch Street (now the Center for Architecture) for the movie’s Action AIDS Center and 1901 Chestnut Street for Joe Miller’s office.

One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    As a form of cinematic activism, Philadelphia (1993) attempted to reform the public understanding of AIDS in a time when ignorance and fear of the disease fueled prejudice and hate. The film is not merely set in the city of its title, but in a large part, the people of Philadelphia performed it.
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3 days ago

The Franklin Institute added 4 new photos.

The Franklin Institute is one of the Delaware Valley’s most unique wedding venues and each year about 40 couples will say ‘I do’ in locations throughout the museum including the historic Fels Planetarium, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Giant Heart and even on our roof overlooking Philadelphia. http://bit.ly/21WH8it

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rated 4.5 of 5, check 10,500 Reviews of The Franklin Institute, Science Museum
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4 days ago

In case you’ve ever wondered what a narwhal s...

In case you’ve ever wondered what a narwhal sounds like, researchers in Greenland now have the answer. https://nyti.ms/2JHMa0K

    Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science
    As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are rushing to study the noises made by a remote population of toothed whales. You'd think that narwhals couldn't be more enchanting. These elusive, ice-dodging, deep-diving whales have 10-foot snaggletoothed tusks, and they see with sound.
    https://www.nytimes.com

4 days ago

Come out tomorrow evening for this community ...

Come out tomorrow evening for this community meeting and give your input on development at 800-830 Vine St. and the future of our Chinatown community.

    Councilmember Helen Gym
    Come out tomorrow evening for this community meeting and give your input on development at 800-830 Vine St. and the future of our Chinatown community.
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4 days ago

The Franklin Institute is asking for donation...

Automata, including the Automaton of Henri Maillardet that is on view in our “Amazing Machine’ exhibit, demonstrate mankind's efforts to imitate life by mechanical means—and are fascinating examples of the intersection of art and science. http://bit.ly/2nwStJp IMAGE: Henri Maillardet (Swiss, 1745-1830) | The Automaton of Henri Maillardet | ca. 1810 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

    The Franklin Institute
    Automata, including the Automaton of Henri Maillardet that is on view in our "Amazing Machine' exhibit, demonstrate mankind's efforts to imitate life by mechanical means-and are fascinating examples...
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