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This 1967 file photo shows fashion model Twiggy in her short haircut in London, England.

June 20, 2017

Travel back to the 1960s at Franklin Institute's Science After Hours

Dance, drink, learn about the decade's science breakthroughs

A groovy event will take place in July at The Franklin Institute. Science After Hours on July 11 will have a '60s theme.

During the evening event, the 21-plus crowd can dance, drink and learn about science in the museum after-hours.

DJ SnakPak and DJ Breakfast will play soul, psych, surf, rock 'n' roll and mod hits under the dome of the Fels Planetarium. In the museum's theater, a live show will mix film footage and live science demonstrations to highlight a decade of science breakthroughs. 

Each Science After Hours event also includes access to many of the museum’s hands-on exhibits.


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To fuel the hip party, there will be cash bars selling wine and beer.

Dressing up in '60s-themed clothes is encouraged. Since the decade had such a mix of trends, there's plenty of inspiration to draw from. Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy, The Supremes, Cher and Brigitte Bardot were a few of the era's biggest fashion icons.

Men who made fashion statements in the '60s include Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Andy Warhol and Steve McQueen.

Tickets for the event are $20 for non-members and $15 for members.

Science After Hours events usually meet capacity quickly, so if you're waiting to buy tickets, check the event Facebook page to make sure it isn't sold out yet.


Science After Hours: The Sixties

Tuesday, July 11
7-10 p.m. | $15-$20 per person
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.