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Experiential

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Museum

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Theaters

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THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

Live Science

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Beyond the

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Curriculum

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Easy step-by-step

reservations

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Design Zone

Special Exhibit

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TRIP PLANNER

SPRING 2012


VISITING THE MUSEUM

TAbLE oF CoNTENTs

VISITING THE MUSEUM

Special Traveling Exhibitions 1

Don’t miss Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs, Design Zone and Dead Sea Scrolls - only at

The Franklin Institute for a limited time.

Experiential Packages 2-5

Dive into science with an all-inclusive field trip! Each Experiential Package

includes General Admission, plus a guided workshop, and many feature an

accompanying IMAX, 3D, planetarium or live science show.

NEW! The Design Zone Experience

The Bioscience Experience

The Earth Science Experience

The Early Childhood Experience (Pre-K through 2nd Grade)

General Museum Admission 6-7

General Admission provides you and your students access to the Institute’s

ten hands-on core exhibits PLUS the free demonstrations offered throughout

the museum each day.

Core Exhibits including The Giant Heart, Electricity and Space Command

Theaters 8-9

A great complement to museum exploration, these immersive shows

explore a variety of science concepts – from dinosaurs and mummies, to

coral reefs and wild weather.

Tuttleman IMAX ® Theater

Franklin 3D Theater

Fels Planetarium

Live Science Shows 9

Watch science come alive with an interactive science show! The content of

these 25-minute live shows will be adjusted for grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Carnival of Machines

Liquid Air Show

Chemistry Show

CBS 3Weather Show

Field Trip Reservations and Fees 12-13

Book your field trip! Additional information and simple instructions to reserve

your next field trip to The Franklin Institute.

BEYOND YOUR CLASS TRIP

Traveling Science Shows 10

Bring The Franklin Institute’s engaging, high-energy science education to

your school with one of ten Traveling Science Shows. Explore Flight, Chemistry,

Life in Space and much more.

Camp-In 10

An overnight sleep over adventure for ages 6-13. Weeknight Camp-Ins

available for entire schools!

Just for Teachers 11

Professional Development

Upcoming Events - Save the Date

Curriculum Connections

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CoRPoRATE

sPoNsoRs

The Franklin Institute salutes its

Proud Corporate Partner, PECO

Proud Corporate Partner; Electricity Exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls

The Franklin Institute recognizes the

corporate sponsors with whom it has

formed strategic alliances. Sponsorship

revenue is applied directly to the

Institute’s operating budget and helps to

make possible exciting exhibits,

programs and special events.

Changing Earth Official Weather Station

Official Beverage Sponsor; Discovery Camp

Philadelphia Science Festival

Traveling Science Shows

Community Night

Changing Earth

Electricity The Sports Challenge

Changing Earth

Franklin Air Show; Official Airline Sponsor


DESiGN ZoNE

GiANT MYSTERiouS

DiNoSAuRS

DESiGN ZoNE

sPECIAL TRAVELING

EXHIbITIoNs

New for 2012!

Add one of these fantastic, limited-time exhibitions on to your field trip

and give your students an unforgettable experience!

Please note: additional fees apply to Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs and Dead Sea

Scrolls – see page 12 for details.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs

GiANT MYSTERiouS

DiNoSAuRS

Through April 15, 2012

in the Mandell Center

The world’s largest and most unusual

dinosaurs invade The Franklin Institute in

the all-new exhibition, Giant Mysterious

Dinosaurs! Get an up-close look at GIGANTIC

dinosaurs from the farthest reaches of the

globe – some as long as 70 feet. Students

will be able to touch real fossils, view

remarkable skeletons, see robotic dinos in

action and unearth their own discoveries in a

hands-on dig pit.

Curriculum Connections

Supports Earth & Space Science, Science &

Technology and History & Nature of Science.

Design Zone

Free with admission!

January 28 - April 1, 2012

Design is everywhere we look and in

everything we do – and math is behind it

all! Students will go behind the scenes in

this highly interactive exhibit and create

their own rollercoaster, dance beat and

more! See page 2 for The Design Zone

Experience and an in-depth, guided

exploration of this fantastic exhibit.

Curriculum Connections

Supports Physical Science, Science &

Technology, Science in Personal & Social

Perspectives and History & Nature of Science.

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CURRENT TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

DESIGN ZONE

FREE WITH

ADMISSION! DEAD

SEA

SCROLLS

Dead Sea Scrolls

DEAD SEA

SCRoLLS

DEAD SEA

SCRoLLS

Opening May 12, 2012

in the Mandell Center

From the shores of the Dead Sea,

comes one of the most significant

archaeological discoveries ever made.

See the most comprehensive collection

of ancient artifacts from Israel ever

organized in Dead Sea Scrolls. This

extraordinary exhibition features ten

scrolls, the oldest known copies of the

Hebrew Bible, and an actual three-ton

stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

Curriculum Connections

Supports Physical Science.

PRESENTED BY

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EXPERIENTIAL PACKAGES

THE DEsIGN ZoNE

EXPERIENCE

Grades 3-8

Available Daily from January 30 – March 30

Package includes:

• Museum admission featuring the traveling exhibit, Design Zone

• A hands-on math workshop

$12.00 per student; free for chaperones. Minimum 15 students. Allow 3.5-4 hours.

Design Zone

Behind every dance mix, there’s

a beat, and behind every thrill

ride, there’s velocity. Design

is everywhere we look and in

everything we do – and math is

behind it all! Design Zone uses

hands-on activities to show how

design concepts become real

world experiences in the arts,

entertainment and extreme

sports. Students will go behind

the scenes and create their own

dance beat, rollercoaster, skate

park, video game and more.

Melody of Math Workshop

Customized for Grades 3-5 and 6-8

Math is a language we speak every day,

whether we realize it or not. This fun,

hands-on workshop package offers a

nontraditional, experiential approach

to math, where students will find the

connection between mathematical

thinking and the creative process of

music. Participants will manipulate

instruments, view visualization software

and learn the basics of graphs and

measurement as they work together

to complete a musical challenge. The

math exploration then continues in an

exhibit experience, enabling students

to become active participants in using

tools to discover mathematical concepts

like patterns, scale, prediction and data

analysis.

Curriculum Connections

Supports Science & Technology, Physical Science,

History & Nature of Science, and Science in

Personal & Social Perspectives.

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Keep an eye on www.fi.edu

for information on the

GALACTIC

EXPERIENCE,

Available Monday, Wednesday, and

Friday from April 2 - June 15, 2012.


THE bIosCIENCE

EXPERIENCE

Grades 6-12

Available Daily January 4 – Jan 26; Tuesday and Thursday January 31 – June 14.

Package includes:

• General museum admission featuring The Giant Heart exhibit

• A hands-on Eye or Heart Dissection Workshop

• Accompanying Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs 3D film

$15.50 per student; $3 per chaperone. Minimum 15 students. Allow 3.5-4 hours.

The Giant Heart

Generations of visitors have

traced the path of blood in the

Institute’s two-story-tall Giant

Heart, but the exhibit of the same

name offers so much more.

Students can see how much

blood is in their bodies, hear

blood flowing through arteries,

use computer interactives to

explore heart function and

blood flow, learn about the vital

importance of good nutrition,

watch open-heart surgery and

even compare the size and

structure of different animal

hearts.

Hands-On Dissection Workshops

Guided by the Institute’s team of

dynamic Educators, students will gain

exciting opportunities to further explore

the function and anatomy of specific

body parts by dissecting animal organs

that are similar to our own.

Grades 6–8: Eye Dissection Workshop

Working with a partner, middleschoolers

will dissect a cow’s eye to

provide insight into the inner workings of

a human eye.

Grades 9–12: Heart Dissection

Workshop

Working with a small group, high school

students will dissect a sheep’s heart

to explore the form and function of a

mammalian heart.

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EXPERIENTIAL PACKAGES

In the Franklin Theater

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

3D Film

Did you know that ancient Egyptians

believed the heart – rather than the

brain – was the source of human

thought, wisdom and emotion? This

3D film follows scientists as they piece

together the biological and archaeological

evidence offered by Egyptian

mummies. In addition to increasing our

understanding of the culture, medicine

and daily life of people who lived

thousands of years ago, scientists today

are reconstructing mummy DNA and

deciphering ancient texts to gain insight

and make advances in modern medicine.

Curriculum Connections

Supports Life Science, Physical Science, Science

& Technology, and Science in Personal & Social

Perspectives.

Find a K-12 Teacher’s Guide and complete

Curriculum Connections and Standards at

www.fi.edu/teacherresources.

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EXPERIENTIAL PACKAGES

THE EARTH sCIENCE

EXPERIENCE

Grades 3-8

Available Daily Jan 4 – Jan 27; Monday, Wednesday and Friday Jan 30 – March 30;

and Daily April 2 – June 14.

Package includes:

• Museum admission featuring the Changing Earth exhibit

• A hands-on, grade appropriate Earth Science Workshop

• Accompanying Forces of Nature IMAX ® film

$15.50 per student; $4 per chaperone. Minimum 15 students. Allow 3.5-4 hours.

Changing Earth

Opened brand new in 2010, the

Institute’s Changing Earth exhibit

examines the powerful forces that

shape our planet’s surface and

transform its air, water and land.

Cutting-edge interactive stations

invite students to explore the types

of changes taking place, discover

options to slow climate change and

learn innovative ways of dealing

with deadly weather. Students can

calculate their carbon footprint,

make weather, find solutions to

reduce carbon emissions, learn

about earthquakes by measuring

their own seismic activity and

experiment with a giant stream

table to observe the effects of

changing water patterns, pressure

and volume on the landscape.

SuPPoRT PRoviDED BY

Hands-on Earth Science Workshop

Guided by the Institute’s high-energy

Educators, students will learn hands-on

about the monumental forces of air and

water and how these forces shape the

land all around us.

Grades 3-5

The Earth is constantly changing

– sometimes over thousands or

millions of years, and other times in an

instant! Students will shape their own

landscapes in stream tables to explore

the dynamic interactions between water

and land. A strong focus is placed on the

importance of observation in science.

Grades 6-8

Students will work with stream tables

to explore how variability in water flow

and forces of erosion can alter the land.

While water creates change over time,

people can change the water. How

do rivers react to manmade efforts to

control them, and how does this affect

how people respond?

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In the Tuttleman IMAX ® Theater

Forces of Nature

Huge, Earth-changing weather hits

our giant, wrap-around IMAX ® screen.

Come face-to-face with the awesome

spectacle of tornadoes, hurricanes,

earthquakes and volcanoes. Learn

about scientists’ groundbreaking

quests to understand what triggers

these extreme, and potentially

disastrous, occurrences.

Suggested Package Upgrade:

CBS 3 Weather Show Live Show

Duration: 25 minutes

Students can explore the science of

weather by making a cloud,

investigating thunder and lightning

and even creating a twister on stage.

$1.50 additional charge per person

Curriculum Connections

Supports Earth & Space Science, Physical

Science, Science & Technology, and Science in

Personal & Social Perspectives.

Find a K-12 Teacher’s Guide for Changing Earth

and complete Curriculum Connections and

Standards at www.fi.edu/teacherresources.

UPGRADE


THE EARLy CHILDHooD

EXPERIENCE

Pre-K-Grade 2

Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the school year

Two choices offered, both packages include:

• General museum admission including the KidScience exhibit (designed for ages 8 and under)

• Guided exploration of KidScience or Sir Isaac’s Loft exhibits

• Hands-on workshop tailored to specific grade level

$12.00 per student; free for chaperones. Allow 1.5-2 hours.

Choose from two packages:

Specially designed for young

learners, these engaging

museum experiences include

creative movement, exhibit

exploration and hands-on

investigations of scientific

phenomena. Content will be

adjusted to ensure students

receive fun and age-appropriate

learning experiences.

Making Things Move Experience

Minimum 10 students,

maximum 25 students

Have fun rolling, spinning, and bouncing

your way through science! Students will

explore force and motion in the Sir Isaac’s

Loft exhibit, then build with our “crazy

ball maze” workshop.

Sir Isaac’s Loft

This exhibit illustrates basic principles

of physics in an art gallery setting.

Interactives demonstrate chain reactions,

light, motion and energy. See artwork

that uses science to play with your mind.

NEW

THIS

YEAR!

Water, Water, Water Experience

Minimum 10 students,

maximum 25 students

Drip, swish, and splash with wonderful,

wet water! Students will investigate

the properties of water in the KidScience

exhibit, then experiment in a “liquid

laboratory” workshop.

KidScience

Exclusively for children 8 years old

and younger, this interactive exhibit

introduces students to the basic

properties of air, water, earth and light.

Young learners will discover energy and

its effects as they board a ship, climb a

lighthouse, power a real waterwheel and

navigate mazes.

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EXPERIENTIAL PACKAGES

Suggested Package Upgrade:

Coral Reef Adventure IMAX ® Film

Duration: 43 minutes

Follow ocean explorers on an

underwater expedition that transports

audiences to the islands and waters of

the South Pacific.

$4.00 additional charge per person

Curriculum Connections

Pre-K: Supports Pennsylvania Learning

Standards for Early Childhood.

Grades 1-2: Supports Physical Science, Earth &

Space Science, and Science & Technology.

UPGRADE

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GENERAL ADMISSION - MUSEUM EXHIBITS

THE SPoRTS

CHALLENGE

CoRE MUsEUM EXHIbITs

• CORE MUSEUM EXHIBITS are included with General Admission

Science Standard information is available at www.fi.edu/teacherresources

First Floor

Space Command

This out-of-this-world exhibit offers 30

interactive stations where students can

check out authentic space gear, don bulky

gloves to perform a task in “simulated

space,” learn about gravity and recover

an unmanned space probe by applying

techniques used by real astronomers to

explore other planets. Even view a chunk

of meteorite 5 billion years old!

KidScience: Island of the Elements

Designed exclusively for ages 8 and

under, KidScience introduces young

learners to the basic properties of air,

water, earth and light. Children discover

energy and its effects as they board a

ship, climb a lighthouse, power a real

waterwheel and navigate mazes.

The Train Factory

All aboard! Students enter into a

19th century machine shop and ride

a 350-ton steam locomotive in this

captivating exhibit. While experiencing

the sights and sounds of train travel,

visitors explore concepts such as steam,

pressure, friction and magnetic force.

THE GiANT HEART ELECTRiCiTY

THE TRAiN

FACToRY

Second Floor

The Giant Heart

Millions of visitors have traced the

path of blood in the museum’s iconic

walkthrough Giant Heart. Today, the

exhibit of the same name also lets

students see how much blood is in their

bodies, use computer interactives to

learn about heart function and blood

flow, crawl through plaque-encrusted

arteries and much more.

Electricity

This cutting-edge exhibit provides highly

interactive ways for students to learn

through electrical experimentation –

just like the museum’s namesake, Ben

Franklin! From the electrical impulses

in the human body to questions of

sustainable energy, visitors explore the

diverse facets of electricity and “spark”

their curiosity about this fascinating

force that operates all around us.

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SiR iSAAC’S LoFT

Changing Earth

Earth is an active planet – volcanoes

erupt, rivers flood and thunderstorms

sweep through the skies. In Changing

Earth, students explore the incredible

forces that impact our planet each day,

transforming its air, water and land.

Through hands-on interactives like

a weather studio, stream table and

magma crawl, students explore these

natural changes and their own role in

Earth’s dynamic development.

The Franklin Air Show

The museum’s immersive Air Show

features a pilot training school, games

and contests demonstrating the

properties of flight, a T-33 jet trainer and

an original Wright brothers’ Model B Flyer.

Two flight simulators – including a new

12-passenger 4D simulator – enable

visitors to feel the wind, experience

3D visuals, environmental effects

and motion! Some height and weight

restrictions apply; $5 additional for

simulators.


FRANkLiN

AiR SHow

SPACE CoMMAND AMAZiNG

MACHiNE

Amazing Machine

We interact with countless machines

each day – but what is really going

on inside of them? Students find out

in Amazing Machine, a unique exhibit

that contrasts little-seen artifacts

from the Institute’s renowned science

collection (including the 1810 Maillardet

automaton) with captivating interactive

stations revealing the inner-workings of

machines.

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

The majestic 82-foot rotunda that is

the National Memorial to Franklin

houses a 30-ton marble statue of the

founding father. Recently refurbished,

the Memorial is now home to an

award-winning “Ben Franklin Forever”

multimedia show that illuminates the

hall every hour on the hour.

Third Floor

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GENERAL ADMISSION - MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Sir Isaac’s Loft: Where Art

and Physics Collide

This hands-on exhibit highlights the

basic principles of physics in unique

and fun ways. Interactives demonstrate

chain reactions, light, motion and

energy, while optical illusions show

how science can play with the mind!

Students can create glow-in-the-dark

designs with the Light Spiro-graph, put

their strength to the test with The Giant

Lever, and lift up their own chair using a

series of pulleys.

kiD SCiENCE

The Sports Challenge

As students enter the Sports Challenge

stadium – complete with astroturf,

airborne blimp, and oversized jumbotron

screen – they are immediately

transformed into star athletes! Through

action-packed challenges – like

wheelchair racing, virtual reality soccer

and aerodynamic skiing – children

learn about the physics, physiology, and

material science behind the sports they

watch and play every day.

Skybike

$3 additional. Minimum height 56”.

Maximum weight 250 pounds.

PLUS! Check online for free pre- and post-visit exhibit resources for educators. Visit www.fi.edu/

teacherresources to maximize your students’ hands-on classroom and museum learning.

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EXPERIENTIAL Museum Theaters PACKAGES

BLACk HoLES wiLDEST wEATHER

iN THE SoLAR SYSTEM

THEATER sHoWs

Check www.fi.edu for showtimes, additional films and to view trailers.

Schedules subject to change. Reservations and additional fee required.

See page 12 for prices and to make your reservation.

FELS PLANETARIUM

Duration: 25-30 minutes.

All ages

NEW

SHOW!

Wildest Weather in

the Solar System

Come along on a spectacular journey to

witness the most beautiful, powerful and

mysterious weather phenomena in the

solar system. In this brand-new show,

audiences will fly through the thick

atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms

on the Sun, liquid methane showers

on Titan and anticyclones whirling at

hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space

Science.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Zip through other-worldly wormholes,

experience the creation of the Milky Way

Galaxy and witness the death of a star

and subsequent birth of a black hole.

Curriculum Connections: Physical Science and

Earth & Space Science.

The Sky Tonight

This classic, live planetarium show is a

primer on what we might expect to see

in the current night sky. A school group

favorite!

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space

Science.

wAkiNG THE

T. REX 3D

FRANKLIN THEATER

Duration: 25-30 minutes.

Dinosaurs Alive 3D

All ages

Meet dinosaurs from 230 million years

ago, and their descendants walking

and flying among us today. Travel with

paleontologists from Mongolia’s Gobi

Desert to the sandstone bluffs and

chimney rocks of New Mexico – all in 3D!

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space Science.

Mummies 3D

All ages

Come along on an archaeological

adventure as modern researchers

uncover the secrets of Egyptian

mummies. This abridged version of

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs makes

an especially good introduction to

archaeology for younger students.

Curriculum Connections: Physical Science and

Life Science.

Waking the T. Rex 3D: The Story of SUE

Grade 3 to Adult. Through April 15

Join scientists as they decipher fossil

clues to piece together the lifelong

struggles – from nest to death – of this

famous Tyrannosaurus. Witness her life

events unfold, including an epic battle with

a Triceratops, in a world where the only rule

is eat or be eaten. After 67 million years,

SUE is about to awaken—in roaring, 3D!

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space Science.

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FLYiNG MoNSTERS

ToRNADo ALLEY

TUTTLEMAN IMAX ® THEATER

Duration: 45-50 minutes.

Flying Monsters

Grades 3-Adult

220 million years ago, dinosaurs were

beginning their domination of Earth. But

another group of reptiles was about to

make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs

were taking control of the skies! Join

David Attenborough, the world’s leading

naturalist, as he sets out to uncover the

truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs,

whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were

equal to that of a modern day jet plane.

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space Science.

Tornado Alley

Grades 3-Adult

What is it like to be in a tornado? Who

are the people who chase them? How

do scientists study them? Tornado Alley

explores these questions by concentrating

on Vortex 2, which drew researchers

from a variety of disciplines for one of the

most complex studies of tornadoes ever

undertaken. Tornado Alley is a terrific

complement to the Changing Earth exhibit.

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space

Science, Science & Technology, Science in

Personal & Social Perspectives, and History &

Nature of Science.


FoRCES oF NATuRE

CoRAL REEF

ADvENTuRE

Forces of Nature

Grades 3-Adult

Huge weather hits our giant four-story,

wrap-around screen. Come face-toface

with the awesome spectacle of

tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes

and volcanoes. Learn about scientists’

groundbreaking quests to understand

what triggers these extreme, and

potentially disastrous, occurrences. For

a powerful experience, pair this film with

a visit to the Changing Earth exhibit.

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space

Science, Science & Technology, and Science in

Personal & Social Perspectives.

Coral Reef Adventure

All ages

Join ocean explorers and underwater

filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall on

a real-life expedition! The Halls guide

viewers to the islands and sun-drenched

waters of the South Pacific to document,

in the biggest and best film format that

exists, the health and beauty of coral

reefs. On the giant screen, you’ll feel

like you’re diving and exploring right

alongside them.

Curriculum Connections: Life Science and

Science in Personal & Social Perspectives.

DEMONSTRATION THEATER

Carnival of Machines

Grades 3-12

Through this dynamic live show,

students will discover that an object

does not have to be complicated to be a

machine – it just needs to perform work.

We will put various simple machines

into action on stage, exploring the

concept of work and the basic physics

of motion. Content will be adjusted

to ensure students receive fun and

age-appropriate learning experiences.

Content adjusted for grade levels 3-5,

6-8 and 9-12.

Curriculum Connections: Physical Science and

Science & Technology.

CBS 3 Weather Show

Grades 3-12

This show reveals the science of

weather – to the extreme! Where does

our weather come from, and what

factors make it sunny or blustery? We

will make a cloud, explore thunder and

lightning, and even create a twister on

stage! Content adjusted for grade levels

3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Curriculum Connections: Earth & Space

Science.

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Live Science Shows

NEW

REDUCED

PRICE!

LIVE sCIENCE sHoWs

Reservations and additional fee required.

• Content of these 25-minute interactive shows will be adjusted for gradeappropriate

learning experiences.

Available at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30. $1.50 upgrade per person.

Liquid Air Show

Grades K-12

Take part in some chilling science with

liquid nitrogen to see how ultra-cold

temperatures change the ways that

familiar materials behave. In this highenergy

show, students join Museum

Educators in experiments with solids,

liquids and gases. Content adjusted for

grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Curriculum Connections: Physical Science and

Science & Technology.

Chemistry Show

Grades 6-12

The chemistry show uses exciting

demonstrations to give students a firsthand

look at why we study chemistry

and how chemists improve our daily

lives. On-stage demos include physical

and chemical changes, acid/base

reactions and combustion. Content

adjusted for grade levels 6-8, 9-10 and

11-12.

Curriculum Connections: Physical Science and

Science & Technology.

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BEYOND VISITING YOUR CLASS THE MUSEUM TRIP

TRAVELING SCIENCE SHOWS CAMP-IN

TRAVELING sCIENCE sHoWs

Bring The Franklin Institute to your school – PLUS new shows just for Pre-K!

Sign up for any of our dynamic shows, now available for grades Pre-K-8, and

bring the Institute’s signature brand of hands-on science education directly to

your school.

K-8 Shows

Aligned with National Science Education

Standards

Scientific Method New show!

Energy

Weather

Human Body

Hot and Cold

Great first time show!

Chemistry

Flight

Life in Space

Developed in conjunction with NASA

Motion and Machines

Requires a raised platform or stage

Electricity

Grades 2-8, best performed in drier weather

Show Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $500 for one show, $195 for

additional topics

Maximum 250 students per show

Preschool Shows

Aligned with PA Learning

Standards for Pre-Kindergarteners

Water, Water, Water

Stop That Ball!

Silly Shadow, Crazy Color

Show Duration: 30-40 minutes

Cost: $250 for one show, $125 for

additional show on same day, $150

for additional topics

Maximum 30 students per show

For detailed show descriptions,

additional information and to book

your Traveling Science Show, visit

www.fi.edu/programs. Call

215.448.1267 for information on travel

fees, seasonal discounts, and split or

block booking. Check our seasonal

discounts and money-saving schedule

for NY, CT and VA!

PRESENTED BY

NEW

THIS

YEAR!

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CAMP-IN

Sleep over at the museum

Whether your students are amazed by

100-story skyscrapers or excited by the

possibilities of the tiniest microchips,

the Institute’s “Clash of the Sciences:

BIG vs. small” Camp-In is a night filled

with educational fun.

Ages 6-13, with chaperones.

An overnight stay includes:

• Interactive live science show and

hands-on science activities

• Immersive films in the Tuttleman

IMAX ® Theater and Fels Planetarium

• Access to all of The Franklin Institute’s

core exhibits

• Rooftop stargazing through professional

telescopes (weather permitting)

• Sleeping in the museum’s exhibits

• Out-of-this-world ride on the

Adventure Flight 4D Simulator

Reserve The Franklin Institute for a

Weeknight Camp-In for Your School

Your school may be able to come in

for its very own overnight adventure!

Groups with a minimum of 250

campers can sleep over on weeknights

throughout the year. Call for availability.

Groups of less than 250 are welcome to join

any of our pre-scheduled weekend Camp-Ins.

Group Rate: $48.50 per person (includes

all theater shows and new 4D Flight Simulator,

One adult chaperone for every 5 campers required).

Book quickly, dates fill up fast! Details,

dates and reservation information:

www.fi.edu/camp-in or 215.448.1200.


JUsT FoR TEACHERs

Professional Development

Transform your science teaching!

To help educators engage students in

active, hands-on science learning, The

Franklin Institute offers a wide array

of professional development courses.

The Institute’s expert team of education

specialists can arrange single or multisession

workshops tailored to specific

curriculum and grade-level needs.

Workshops address:

• Inquiry-based science learning

CURRENT

TRAVELING

EXHIBITS

CORE MUSEUM

EXHIBITS

Physical Science Life Science Earth & Space

Science

Design Zone

Dead Sea Scrolls*

KidScience

Space Command

Train Factory

Amazing Machine

Franklin Air Show

Electricity

Changing Earth

Sir Isaac’s Loft

Sports Challenge

Observatory

The Giant Heart

Sports Challenge

Giant Mysterious

Dinosaurs*

KidScience

Space Command

Franklin Air Show

Changing Earth

Observatory

Science &

Technology

Giant Mysterious

Dinosaurs*

Design Zone

Space Command

Train Factory

Amazing Machine

Franklin Air Show

Sir Isaac’s Loft

Observatory

BEYOND YOUR CLASS TRIP

JUST FOR TEACHERS

Curriculum Connections For detailed curriculum correlations visit www.fi.edu/teacherresources

FELS

PLANETARIUM*

FRANKLIN

THEATER*

Black Holes Black Holes

The Sky Tonight

Wildest Weather in

the Solar System

Mummies: Secret of

the Pharaohs

Mummies: Secret of

the Pharaohs

Dinosaurs Alive

Waking the T.Rex

TUTTLEMAN IMAX* Coral Reef Adventure Tornado Alley

Forces of Nature

Flying Monsters

LIVE SCIENCE

SHOWS*

The Chemistry Show

Carnival of Machines

Liquid Air Show

* Additional fee. Reserve in advance.

• Specific content knowledge

• Practical classroom strategies

• Literacy links, writing for science and

other cross-curricular connections

• Strategies for using the museum as a

resource for learning

Let us design a workshop just for you!

To design a program, contact Senior

Museum Educator Susan Holmes at

215.448.1192. For more information on the

Institute’s teacher professional development,

visit www.fi.edu/teachers.

Tornado Alley

Forces of Nature

CBS 3 Weather Show The Chemistry

Show

Carnival of

Machines

Liquid Air Show

Save the Date for

Educators’ Night Out!

February 2, 2012

Preview the museum’s field trip

packages, live shows, exhibits and

theaters for free!

Check www.fi.edu/educatorsnightout

for details.

Science in Personal &

Social Perspectives

History & Nature

of Science

Design Zone Giant Mysterious

Dinosaurs*

Design Zone

Amazing Machine

Franklin Air Show

Electricity

Changing Earth

Tornado Alley

Forces of Nature

Coral Reef Adventure

Train Factory

Amazing Machine

Franklin Air Show

Franklin National

Memorial

Electricity

Tornado Alley

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VISITING THE MUSEUM

BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP!

1 SELECT YOUR DATE

Please review your calendar and select

a 1st and 2nd choice for the day of

your visit. If you are interested in an

experiential package or a special exhibit,

please be sure to choose a date for

which your selection is offered. Please

note, The Franklin Institute will be

closed on Thursday, April 26, 2012 for

The Franklin Institute Awards.

First choice _______________________

Second choice _____________________

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2 sELECT yoUR VIsIT TyPE & oPTIoNs

Please note: Group minimum 15. Maximum 1 chaperone for every 5 students to receive

chaperone rates; 1 chaperone per 10 youth required. All prices subject to change.

TYPE

Current Traveling Exhibitions viSiT PRiCE

CHiLD CHAPERoNE

Museum & Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs (PAGE 1) $12.25 $12.25

Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls (PAGE 1) $18.00 $18.00

Museum & Design Zone (PAGE 1) $ 8.50 FREE

Experiential Packages viSiT PRiCE

DATES DAYS oFFERED CHiLD CHAPERoNE

The Design Zone Experience (PAGE 2)

Museum Admission plus Design Zone exhibit

& Hands-On Workshop

1/30-3/30 DAiLY $12.00 FREE

The Bioscience Experience (PAGE 3) 1/4-1/26 DAiLY $15.50 $3.00

Museum Admission, Dissection Workshop

& 3D film Mummies

1/31-6/14 TuES, THuRS

The Earth Science Experience (PAGE 4) 1/4-1/27 DAiLY $15.50 $4.00

1/30-3/30

Museum Admission, Earth Science Workshop 4/2-6/14

& IMAX film Forces of Nature

MoN, wED, FRi

DAiLY

The Early Childhood Experience (PAGE 5) 1/4-6/15 MoN, TuE, wED $12.00 FREE

Making Things Move Experience: Museum Admission

with Sir Isaac’s Loft exhibit focus & Hands-on Workshop

Water, Water, Water Experience: Museum Admission

with KidScience exhibit focus & Hands-on Workshop

General Museum Admission viSiT PRiCE

CHiLD CHAPERoNE

Core Museum Exhibits (PAGE 6-7) $8.50 Free

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Museum Theaters ADDiTioNAL uPGRADE CoST

CHiLD CHAPERoNE

Fels Planetarium (PAGE 8)

Black Holes, Wildest Weather in the Solar System,

The Sky Tonight

+ $2.00 + $2.00

Franklin Theater (PAGE 8)

Dinosaurs Alive 3D, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs,

Waking the T. Rex 3D: The Story of SUE

+ $3.00 + $3.00

Tuttleman IMAX Theater (PAGE 8-9)

Tornado Alley, Flying Monsters

Forces of Nature, Coral Reef Adventure

+ $4.00 + $4.00

Live Science Shows ADDiTioNAL uPGRADE CoST

CHiLD CHAPERoNE

Demonstration Theater (PAGE 9) + $1.50 + $1.50

Carnival of Machines, CBS 3 Weather Show,

Liquid Air Show, Chemistry Show


3 GRoUP LUNCHEs

OPTIONS

BRING YOUR LUNCH

Reserve a lunchroom - RooM FEE $25

Fee doubles for groups of 151

or more

FRANKLIN VALUE VOUCHERS

Vouchers for use in our restaurant,

Franklin Foodworks. All vouchers

include fountain soda.

Hot dog or pizza slice, chips $6.50

Choice of chicken fingers,

pizza slice, hamburger or

cheeseburger, and fries $9.50

Choice of premium sandwich

or premium salad $11.50

FRANKLIN’S BAGGED LUNCHES

Bagged lunches to be delivered to your

group in our lunchroom.

Jr. Bag: PB&J, cheese, or turkey

on hearty white bread, chips,

fresh fruit, cookie, 2% milk/

applejuice/bottled water $7.00

Sr. Bag: Turkey, ham, tuna or

cheese sandwich on multigrain

bread, chips, fresh fruit,

cookie, soda/bottled water $9.00

For details and order form, go to

www.fi.edu/grouplunch, or ask your

group sales representative.

4 booK yoUR FIELD TRIP

VISITING THE MUSEUM

BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP!

To MAKE yoUR REsERVATIoN CALL 215.448.1200

oR VIsIT www.fi.edu/fieldtripplanner

Call Center open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Save the Date for The Second Annual Philadelphia Science Festival

5 PREPARE FoR yoUR VIsIT

Avoid delays at Check-In. Have your tickets mailed! BEST OPTION

Pay in full at least two weeks prior to your visit, and have your tickets mailed in

advance. You’ll save valuable time by not needing to check in when you arrive. All

sales final upon mailing.

2-3 Weeks Before Your Visit: Be Sure that You Have...

• Received and reviewed confirmation packet. Checked date of visit, scheduled

activities and number of attendees. If you have not received the packet or need

to make changes, please contact Group Sales.

• Mailed in deposit and/or full payment.

• Made lunch arrangements.

• Visited for free to scout out your trip. For free general admission present your

school ID at Ticketing. (Does not include upgrades.)

• Final payment due on day of visit: Check payable to The Franklin Institute,

cash, money orders or credit cards.

Chaperone Policy

One chaperone for every ten children is required; for Early Childhood groups

(Pre-K-Grade 2) one chaperone for every seven children is required. We allow a

maximum of one chaperone for every five children to receive our chaperone rates;

additional chaperones are welcome, but will pay the adult rate. Chaperones must

be 21 or over and must accompany students at all times.

Cancellation Policy

All payments are non-refundable. Any group that cancels will not receive a refund.

A credit for a future visit will be issued and is valid for two years from the date of

originally scheduled visit.

Purchase Order Policy

Purchase orders are accepted as deposits only. Any group using a purchase order

must bring payment in full on the day of visit.

Special Needs

The Franklin Institute is wheelchair accessible. For additional special needs

information, call 215.448.1226.

For a complete planning checklist, visit www.fi.edu/ftpchecklist

Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mark your calendars for the second annual Philadelphia Science Festival!

Students and teachers throughout the region will again have the opportunity to

explore the cosmos, interact with amazing scientists, tour cutting-edge research

facilities, test “crime scenes” for forensic evidence… and much more! Returning

Festival highlights include a mass-participation experiment for classrooms, as

well as the highly popular Science Carnival. Visit www.philasciencefestival.org for

the most up-to-date information and to sign up for email updates!

PRESENTiNG SPoNSoR

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FIELD TRIP PLANNER

DEAD

SEA

SCROLLS

Coming May 2012

DEsIGN ZoNE

New traveling exhibit

FREE with admission

MUSEUM HOURS:

Daily, 9:30 am - 5 pm

Special exhibitions and Theaters may have

extended hours; check www.fi.edu for times

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Reservations: 215.448.1200

Special needs: 215.448.1226

Reservations: reservations@fi.edu

Also check out our programs and

events beyond the class trip!

222 NORTH 20TH STREET

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-1194

Look inside to plan your students’ next

unforgettable field trip to The Franklin Institute!

New Traveling Exhibition

open through April 15, 2012

in the Mandell Center

Non-profit Org.

U.S. Postage

PAID

Permit No. 60

Philadelphia, PA

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