January 2004 | Issue 2
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Celebrates Ben Franklin's Birthday
January 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., visitors
to the Independence Visitor Center will get a flavor
of all the excitement of Ben Franklin's 298th Birthday.
Ben Franklin himself will make an appearance on
America’s most historic square mile, to discuss
his life and his inventions. Then children can create
their own scientific experiments with make &
take crafts, and they will receive special Franklin
Visitors can then visit the The Franklin Institute
for a huge birthday party with a giant birthday cake
with Ben. Visitors will learn about his famous experiments
in the Electricity Show, and the Curiosity Show will
feature some of his most interesting inventions, spanning
topics from light to music.
Dexter, of the television cartoon series Dexter's
Laboratory, courtesy of Comcast Cable, will greet
visitors in the Bartol Atrium at the Franklin Institute.
A scientist in his own right, Dexter is a small child
with a secret lab hidden inside his bedroom, unbeknownst
to his parents.
For more information on The Franklin Institute, visit
www.fi.edu or www.benfranklin300.com.
Visitor Center Revises Web Site
Have you seen the revised Independence Visitor Center
web site? The site includes virtual tours of the Visitor Center,
online hotel bookings, driving directions, ticket and tour
information, and enhanced navigation. To view the site, visit http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com/.
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