We have always been fascinated with technology and science. The combination of both for today’s success is an extraordinary feet in and of itself. I am still in awe with the history and discoveries. So a few Summers ago we set out with our geek caps on and our thirst for more knowledge, then we headed to Philadelphia for an amazing fun-filled day at the Franklin Institute Science Museum.
About The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. The institute is known for delivering the history of STEM and guiding the future of STEM aesthetics.
Without further ado, let’s visit The Franklin Institute of Science Museum …
Learning About Electricity
Our first stop is the Electricity Room. Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best when he stated, “Electricity is a modern necessity of life, not a luxury.” And I think we can all agree that in today’s society, life without electricity would ultimately bring many of us to our deaths.
STEM Health and Advancements
Next we move onto learning about health advancements in science and technology. It’s so mind-boggling how far we have come in just a simple decade to helping people live longer and healthier lives. Thanks to our brilliant scientists and their work with technology, we have moved above and beyond what we thought was capable of achieving. Though we have a long way to go, if we keep moving at this speed, we will be able to find that “fountain of youth” someday!
And as soon as I saw my son checking out the operating table, it reminded me of the joke my kids told me in reference to our Asian heritage – because we are so big on education:
Asian Father: You doctor yet?
Asian Son: No dad, I’m still in middle school.
Asian Father: Go! You come back when you doctor!
Let’s Learn About Gravity & Motion
Most people take advantage of gravity and our ability to move around, but my husband’s brother became quadriplegic from a freak accident at 16 and lived for 17 years as such, so we cherish the freedom to move as we know how quickly it can be taken away. Learning about it only made us cherish it more and understanding how both gravity and the human body together can create such incredible science is astonishing!
Tapping into our Geek Wisdom
At the end of our day we had learned so much and yet we still had an endless craving for more. All in all, it was a good day for learning and discovering about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at The Franklin Institute Science Museum. The museum had so much to see, do, and learn that even one day was not enough to grasp the clarity of it all. We will definitely return again for some of their workshops and shows, but the trip gave us a good sense of what amazing scientific and technological discoveries are still out there to learn!
In the meantime, if you’re aching for some more knowledge, grab a copy of the book my husband is reading, Geek Wisdom You won’t be disappointed!