#wordlesswednesday: franklin institute and academy of natural science

by Barb on June 5, 2013

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Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural SciencesWith the school year winding down, I decided to take my kids out of school for special days. Two weeks ago, I took the youngest 3 to #Artsplash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Last week, I took the oldest two, plus the youngest, of course, to the Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural Sciences. It was like old times when I used to homeschool my oldest son. Between visits to museums, we ate our lunch beside the fountain in Logan Square.

Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural SciencesEven though the Franklin Institute was crowded with school groups, we were able to enjoy the Spy Exhibit which was chock full of historical spy artifacts.

Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural SciencesSome spy paraphernalia from World War II

Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural SciencesAfter lunch, we visited the Academy of Natural Sciences to see the dinosaurs, Inside Out Center, and of course, the butterflies.

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carrie June 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

My son loved the “dinosaur museum” and my daughter raved about the “butterfly museum” the last time we went to the Academy of Natural Sciences! :)
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Barb June 6, 2013 at 8:53 am

Very Cool!

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Cynthia June 8, 2013 at 2:46 am

My child loves going to museums. And I love the look of amazement and wonder that she get in her eyes. We have been lucky to visit some wonderful museum through out the world over the last few years but I am looking forward to getting back to the DC area so that we can experience all the wonderful places there. Wow, school is almost out in the states. In the United Kingdom for privates schools there is a month left and public schools there is about six weeks left. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
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