Daily Live Science Demonstrations

Live Science Demo in the Atrium at The Franklin Institute

Join us in the Atrium for our Live Science Shows, taking place every hour on the hour, from 11am to 5pm! 

Liquid Air Show - Take part in some chilling science with liquid nitrogen to see how ultra-cold temperatures change that ways that familiar materials behave.  Guests of all ages will enjoy joining TFI Educators in one of our longest-running Live Science Shows! 

Science of Combustion - Discover the science behind the BOOM thanks to the main ingredients of combustion -- energy, fuel and oxygen. This show is sure to begin and end with a BANG!

Note: latex balloons are used in all shows.


Don't miss our daily dissections in The Giant Heart Exhibit every hour, happening every hour from 11am to 5pm! 

Eye Dissection - Learn how your own eyes work as you watch the dissection of a real cow's eye.

Heart Dissection - Learn how your own heart works as you watch the dissection of a real sheep's heart.

Flower Dissection - Examine all the parts of a flowering plant (may include fruit) and how it relates to plant reproduction.

Owl Pellet Dissection – What will we find in these regurgitated masses that give us a glimpse into the diets of owls.