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June 29, 2017

Franklin Institute to host Space Saturdays

It's a museum-wide celebration of astronomy

Beginning July 8, the Franklin Institute will host Space Saturdays. Families can head to the museum for special astronomy activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The weekend fun is part of the museum's Summer of Space program.

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During Space Saturdays, museum attendees can safely look at the sun, catch a live show detailing how scientists learn about space and discover what an astronaut needs when working on the International Space Station.

Kids under the age of 8 can play in the Young Scientists Area, where there will be space-themed story time and LEGO building challenges.

The Summer of Space program also includes a show in the planetarium (beginning in July), stargazing events on select dates and workshops on 3-D printing in space.

Space Saturdays

Beginning Saturday, July 8
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free with museum admission
Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.