As the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as both a prominent educational and cultural resource, and as an anchor of the local economy.
THE POLAR EXPRESS DAY
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Relive the magic and wonder of the timeless classic holiday tale “The Polar Express” with activities inspired by the award-winning book and beloved film. Let your imagination soar and settle in for a unique guided experience aboard the authentic Baldwin 60,000 locomotive. Understand steam vs. diesel and how trains move, the harmonics of sleigh bells, and why no two snowflakes are alike — plus more holiday-related science happenings and all-day screenings of “The Polar Express.”
ALL ABOARD! Polar Express Day activities include:
Guided experience aboard the Baldwin 60,000 Locomotive in The Train Factory
Train science activities and model trains on display
The Science of Snowflakes
The Science of Sound
All-day screenings of “The Polar Express” in Franklin Theater
Plus, children are invited to wear pajamas for a truly festive experience and a $2 holiday discount off their general museum admission ticket.
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Journey back to Scandinavia in the Viking Age! While Vikings engaged in invading and pillaging, their societies were complex and multifaceted. They were skilled craftspeople, successful merchants, and hard-working farmers whose influence was felt across western Europe and beyond.
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