The Franklin Institute is Hosting A Science After Hours Home Alone Edition Complete With Booby Traps!
Arguably the best Christmas movie of all-time, Home Alone let us all fantasize about being along for the holidays and doing everything our parents told us not to do. However, things didn’t happen without a sense of danger as the Wet Bandits were on the hunt for a real score. Now you can relive the coolness and “danger” of Home Alone at The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours Home Alone edition.
Science After Hours pays tribute to the classic holiday film Home Alone with an evening full of mischievous fun, worst-case scenarios, and plenty of “don’t try this at home” science—pulled straight from some of the movie’s most iconic scenes.
Holiday pajamas and other festive attire encouraged.
- Need a quick escape? Tinker with simple catapults and ziplines as you explore the physics behind the classic booby traps seen in film.
- Roving wet bandits to demo scenarios from the film.
- Stepped on a bed of nails? Slipped on ice? Explore weight distribution and dangers of frictionless surfaces.
- What goes through the mind during precarious situations? See how your brain processes different sensations and stimuli through brain mapping demonstrations.
- Need to pick a lock? Locksmith Philly is here for that.
- Experience crisis through virtual reality and learn how FEMA professionals save lives during natural disasters.
- Creepy-crawling tarantulas from Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences.
- Nighttime observing on the rooftop observatory (weather permitting)
- Holiday caroling from OwlCappella, Temple University’s a capella group.
- Giant Tinker Toys®, large Imagination Playground blocks, KEVA planks, and Rigamajigs® to build with and play in Creation Station.