Aside from its professional sports teams and famous cheesesteaks, Philadelphia is famed for its world-renowned museums. From the Franklin Institute Science Museum, to the National Constitution Center, to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum), the City of Brotherly Love has something that caters to everyone. Whether you’re interested in science and technology or history, Hussain al Nowais recommends seeing these exhibitions that are currently or soon-to-be-displayed at Philadelphia’s world-class museums.
Jurassic World at The Franklin Institute
November 25, 2016 – April 23, 2017
Starting this November, the Franklin Institute will date back to prehistoric times with the unveiling of the Jurassic World exhibition. Fans of the Jurassic Park movie series will be in awe of the 15,000-square-foot exhibition featuring a life-like animatronic 25-foot-long Brachiosaurus, 24-foot tall T. Rex, and other Jurassic giants.
Headed to the White House at the National Constitution Center
Now – December 31, 2016
In honor of Election Day, the National Constitution Center is featuring an interactive exhibition that examines the U.S. election system. Visitors can explore multimedia, artifacts, and more to learn about everything from campaigning to Presidential Inaugurations.
The Golden Age of King Midas at the Penn Museum
Now – November 27, 2016
Head to the Penn Museum to explore the one-and-only King Midas, the famous Greek mythological figure who could turn everything he touched into gold. The real King Midas resided in Gordion; in 1957, Penn’s archeological team discovered his father’s tomb there. They collected more than 120 objects that are featured in this exhibition to tell the story of King Midas and his life in Gordion over 3,000 years ago.