"Spy: The Exhibit" Entry for One, Two, or Four at The Franklin Institute (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Enter the world of international espionage in a hands-on exhibit that showcases more than 200 artifacts

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 4th, 2013. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts for 1-ticket option. Limit 1 per person, 1 additional as gift for 2- and 4-ticket options. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for SPY exhibit and museum general admission; not valid for memberships, theater tickets, or other ticketed attractions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it's also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $14 for entry for one to Spy: The Exhibit (up to a $28 value)
  • $28 for exhibit entry for two (up to a $56 value)
  • $56 for exhibit entry for four (up to a $112 value)

This interactive exhibit, which runs through Wednesday, October 9, lets you step into the world of real-life spies with displays of espionage artifacts such as a two-man submersible, a collapsible motorbike, and a robotic catfish once used to spy on robotic Soviet fishermen. In hands-on areas, you can try out spy disguises, alter your voice, and traverse a maze of laser beams. This Groupon includes general admission to the museum.

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute brings hands-on science fun at Pennsylvania's most visited museum. Spanning three floors, the Institute gives a voice to human ingenuity—past and future—with hundreds of interactive exhibits such as The Giant Heart, Changing Earth, and Sports Challenge, as well as explosive live science shows, an indoor SkyBike ride, and the city's tallest IMAX theater,which is 5 stories high. Though now filled with a range of space-age attractions, the Institute began with single purpose.

The Background

Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating established The Franklin Institute in 1824, to honor the life and achievements of Benjamin Franklin. In the following decades, the Institute hosted forward thinkers such as Nikola Tesla, who gave a demonstration on wireless telegraphy in 1893. In 1930, the board decided to expand the space into a new science museum—and raised the funds in 12 days. The museum opened to the public in 1934—and in the same year hosted the first public demonstration of an all-electronic TV system.

The Highlights

A visit to The Franklin Institute’s includes access to three floors of permanent interactive exhibits including the iconic, two story tall Giant Heart. Other exhibits include Space Command, which invites visitors to recover an unmanned space probe and examine real astronaut equipment. At Changing Earth, visitors create their own weather patterns, play with steams of water, and build structures that can stand up to earthquakes or all-elephant 5Ks.

At various daily showtimes, the Franklin Theater’s high-contrast screen displays 3D films on animals, earth ecosystems, and human history. In the recently renovated Fels Planetarium, the second oldest in the nation complete with a rooftop observatory, audiences witness projections of weather and space spread across a 60-foot seamless aluminum dome. Daily live science shows draw an enthusiastic crowd, and interactive science carts invite visitors to observe a live heart dissection or try their hand at paper-making.

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