October 24, 2018
On the weekend before Halloween, the Franklin Institute will be filled with spooky surprises to entertain kids.
There will be hands-on activities, like make your own slime, a live science show featuring eye dissection and a costume parade. The Giant Heart will also turn into a haunted house with cobwebs and eerie music.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, the Halloween-themed fun will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Below is the full list of activities, all included with general admission to the museum.
• Make your own slime and LED trick-or-treat pins
• Watch spooky eye and heart dissections
• Check out "ghostly," smoke-filled bubbles that bounce
• Make "bloody" handprints on color-changing paper
• Walk through the haunted Giant Heart
• Tour the "Witches Kitchen" where there will be a Halloween feel box
•Join in glow-in-the-dark karaoke
• Stop for spooky storytime in the Train Factory
• Learn the science of fear in Your Brain
• Attend a costume parade (make sure your costume doesn't include a mask or weapon)
•Watch an explosion to end the day
Saturday, Oct, 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Free with general admission
222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103