Franklin Fright, the Franklin Institute’s immersive family-friendly Halloween adventure, returns weekends in October for trick-or-treating throughout the museum, classic live science shows performed alongside Gourd’n the Giant Pumpkin Robot, and all-new this year, the debut of “The Lab” for interactive tech-focused activities, including photo ops, mazes, and demos; and the “That’s Gross” Live Science Show for pumpkin smashing and other fantastically grotesque demos focused on the human body.
Franklin Fright features:
Young witches and warlocks, ghosts and goblins can trick-or-treat at themed doors throughout the museum.
Classic live science shows performed center stage in the Atrium alongside Gourd’n the Giant Pumpkin Robot.
All New! The Lab features “eerie-sistable” Halloween T.R.E.A.T.S. (Tricks, Robots, Experiments, Activities, Technology, Spooky fun) for guests, including LED mazes, spider-bot building, a Cyber Organics Lab, and a walkthrough Fun Maze filled with silly pumpkin jokes, sensory activities, surprising scenes, and photo ops.
All New! “That’s Gross!” Live Science Show takes guests on a journey inside and outside the body to explore, test, and dive deep into some of the grossest facts about the human body. Celebrate Halloween in the sloppiest way possible in this all-new—gross—show featuring costumed performers.
FMC Corporation is the presenting sponsor of Franklin Fright. Karen Totland, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, shared, “FMC is proud to partner with The Franklin Institute to make science education possible for people of all ages across the region. Events like Franklin Fright are a fun and exciting way to inspire a passion for science and technology in kids who may one day become our future STEM leaders.”
Franklin Fright takes place every weekend through October from 10 am-4:30 pm. Free with museum admission.