Franklin Institute celebrates 9 days of science fun with outdoor carnival

John McDevitt
May 04, 2019 - 2:36 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nine days of science fun and educational events throughout the region culminated Saturday with a big science carnival outside the Franklin Institute.

 

There were more than 180 activities. Many exhibits had a question displayed like: Are you ready for the space age? What makes a boat float? What's the buzz about bees? There were interactive activities for each specific topic.

Seven-year-old Mark Cherry of West Oak Lane participated in a handmade model car race.

"The electricity went to the battery," Cherry said. "Then it went to the wheels and powered it, and then it went all the way over there.  

There were robots, telescopes, and a giant inflatable brain you could walk through.

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"Science is everywhere," said Mickey Maley, Assistant Director of Public Programs for the Franklin Institute. "It's for everyone no matter where you are in your learning. At any point in your life there is science out there for you to experience and enjoy."