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Free Family Fun at Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Image Courtesy of Franklin Institute

Image Courtesy of Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute presents Target Community Nights one night per month. Target Community Nights are from 5:00PM-8:00PM, usually on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these FREE educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas sponsored by Target. Experience The Franklin Institute’s famous exhibitions, special programs, and themed activities.

Admission is free and there is no need to pre-register. Doors open at 5:00PM. Check in at the registration table for a chance to win a free Family Membership.

Parking in the Franklin Institute garage is available at the discounted rate of $6.00 for the evening. The garage is located at 271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Please note: Target Community Night does not occur in June or December 2014.

Target Community Nights:

Wednesday, August 20
Wednesday, September 17
Wednesday, October 15
Wednesday, November 19
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, February 18
Wednesday, March 18

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Otter Lending a Hand


The Calvert Marine Museum sent me a cute picture of their otter mascot taking a sledge hammer to a wall to showcase their new renovation. Due to the extraordinary growth of both the museum’s educational programs and the number of events taking place inside the museum, they are expanding their facilities.

Over the last 40 years, the Calvert Marine Museum has grown from a modest community-based operation created to preserve and celebrate Solomon’s history to a premier educational facility serving a regional and national audience. Since opening in 1970, nearly two million visitors have visited the museum, and they expect another million during the next ten years.

The museum and Museum Store are open and will remain so until January 1, 2014. The renovation is estimated to be completed in March 2014.