Events Calendar

Events Calendar

SOLD OUT! Science Matters: A Conversation Lab | Music, Meaning & Your Brain | March 13
Mar 13 2024 | 6 - 8:30pm
This event is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door.

The Franklin Institute invites you to a special Conversation Lab in partnership with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) and Penn Memory Center. In this interactive event, Chief Bioscientist Jayatri Das welcomes TimeSlips founder and MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, along with physician-scientist Jason Karlawish, to explore how the arts can help us understand and support our minds as we age.  

Spectacular Spectacular
Mar 22 2024 | 7:30 - 11:30pm

Science After Hours, TFI's popular 21+ event, is back! Kicking off the 2024 season with Spectacular Spectacular, the ever-popular evening spectacle that has it all—music, dance, cinema, a secret speakeasy, surprise entertainment, and stunning performances wrapped around TFI’s exhibit experiences and rooftop gazing. Spectacular Spectacular returns for one night only, so step right up—because life is a cabaret! 

eclipse gathering
Apr 8 2024 | 1:30 - 5pm

Join Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts for a free community-wide viewing party as the moon takes center stage to cast its shadow on the Earth! Safely observe the solar eclipse under our large solar filter tents, or through our specially equipped telescopes—or even your own eclipse glasses. Whether a seasoned stargazer or a first-time eclipse viewer, be prepared for an afternoon celestial celebration!  

The event is free and open to the public.