For those unfamiliar, the Franklin Institute is a museum devoted to science oriented exploration, and it truly is geared towards kids with many hands-on, interactive features. We enjoyed exhibits on how machines work, aviation, trains, and electricity, which was only a fraction of all that the museum contains.
It was a beautiful, mild autumn day, and we got there early enough to beat any crowds and score really close, free on-street parking.
The Institute's patron saint, Big Ben.
Figuring out which IMAX movie to watch. We ended up going to a 3-D dinosaur movie, which all the kids loved, including Genevie.
The dome in the entrance hall.
Exploring the hands-on power of electricity with batteries.
Our very own "Air and Space".
Flying the plane.
Enjoying the train.
Ol' Ben himself.
This photo just makes me happy. They're all yelling hot dog, which is what I had just gotten them for lunch from a street vendor as Trey snapped the photo.