Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times Comes to The Franklin Institute
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The last date listed for Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times was Friday October 12, 2012 / All Day.
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No doubt about it: Ben Franklin would have loved to explore the hands-on science museum that bears his name and celebrates his spirit with exhibits as innovative and eclectic as "the first American" himself. Cool immersive experiences abound with three full floors of galleries, live demonstrations, planetarium shows, the Bloom Observatory and exciting traveling exhibits. Take a turn as the engineer for a working 350-ton locomotive at the authentic train factory, explore the giant walk-through heart, try to avoid the "bowling ball of doom" at Sir Isaac's Loft and much, much more, as you learn about engineering, aeronautics, physics, geology, and of course, Franklin's fave -- electricity. Learn More
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We went on July 4 in the early afternoon. The museum was not busy and I was able to walk right up to the Membership desk and collect my tickets. We were told we could walk right in any time. The staff member waited until there were about 10 people in line to begin the tour. It started with a brief film, then another brief film narrated by a docent and highlighting three artifacts. After that, we were free to wander the exhibit at our own pace. We were allowed to take photographs until we reached the room with the actual scrolls at the end of the tour. The fragments are damaged by light, so even the cases were kept dimly lit. I was thrilled to finally see the scrolls I've heard about all my life as a Bible student. My one disappointment was that only about a dozen out of some 900 were on display, and most of those were small fragments. On leaving the exhibit, we saw a sign stating that ten more scrolls were coming later. Why weren't they already there? On the whole, I enjoyed the experience very much. Please be aware that the advertised ticket price is before additional charges. With the Goldstar deal, each ticket came to $20...still a bargain.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times is a self-guided exhibit. Guests average 1.5 hours to see the entire exhibit, but you may experience it at your own pace.
General admission to The Franklin Institute is included in your ticket price. With three floors of interactive exhibits and one Planetarium show, The Franklin Institute is a fun and educational way to spend the day for the entire family.