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An Exciting New Exhibit is Opening at The Franklin Institute This Weekend

Ashley Gale

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Let your creative mind soar in the world of color with Crayola. Beginning on Saturday, February 13th, Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativy Exhibition is coming to the city of Philadelphia for a limited time only. This exhibit is great for the entire family. Displayed in this exhibit, guests of all ages are encouraged to think creatively through interactive and fun projects. You will use the term IDEA to help you. IDEA stands for Identify, Define, Explore and Assess. These activities can really expand the mind all through learning new things and being as creative as you can be. Some of the attractions in this exhibit includes reconstructing an ocean reef and creating a ball that can be used in space.

To make the most out of your experience, make sure to download the free Crayola Educator Guide, a guidebook that goes further more into detail about the exhibit. Working with your group, you can answer questions within the guidebook about the history of the company and help you learn more about the activities throughout the exhibit.

Interested in visiting this exhibit? Purchase your tickets ahead of time on the official Franklin Institue website. According to the website, it is recommended that you buy your tickets early so you are guaranteed a ticket to the exhibit! Tickets are $35 for adults and $31 for children ages 3 to 11. It is one you sure don’t want to miss out on, especially if you enjoy being creative and working with others!

Learn more about The Crayola Company

Before the name Crayola was born, the crayon company went by the name Binney & Smith. The original location of the factory is in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Crayola crayon was first created in 1903. Believe it or not, but that was almost 100 years ago! It eventually became a well known brand that sells everything from crayons, paint, markers, coloring books and so much more! Anyone from all ages can experiment with these writing utensils and use their imagination to create something extraordinary.

One of many Crayola Experiences is right here in Pennsylvania! Located in Easton, about an hour and a half drive from Philly, you can experience how different Crayola products are made, enjoy a delicious treat at the Crayola cafe, purchase merchandise at the gift shop, and many other fun activities. To learn more about the fun activities and where to buy tickets, you can find all the information on the official Crayola Experience website!

*Some of the attractions at the Crayola Experience may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Crayola Experience is located at: 30 Center Square Easton, PA 18042

The Crayola Experience Hours

Wednesday through Sunday: 10AM - 4PM

Learn more about the Franklin Institute

Named after Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute was established in 1824 and it’s main purpose is to educate anyone who is interested in the subjects of technology and science. Entering the Franklin Institute, you are greeted by a giant statue of Benjamin Franklin. Inside the museum, you can find many exciting attractions including a room dedicated to sports, exercise, trains, airplanes, weather and more. There is also a planetarium that shows you the stars and planets in outer space. Also, see a movie in the Tuttleman IMAX theater. It’s fun for the entire family and a great way to spend a day in Philadelphia!

*Some of the exhibits at the Franklin Institute may be closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Franklin Institute is located at: 271 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Franklin Institute Hours

Wednesday through Friday: 10AM - 5PM

Saturday and Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

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