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Philadelphia's Franklin Institute - Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

We spent one of the Easter vacation days last week at The Franklin Institute, and of course spent a good few hours in the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit - more on my son Alexander's request than anything (LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy made the my now 4 year old a complete Star Wars-addict!).

Alexander Toohey, Jedi Apprentice in Basic - March 2008

The kids had a blast! Hell, this kid had a blast! My wife, who has still yet to see the movies... enjoyed her family's joy! ;-)

While I was disappointed that some of the displays were malfunctioning (due to lack of staff on-hand and the foot traffic I'm certain), I know the family had a great time while getting to learn about magnetic propulsion, robotics, and how today's science fiction is tomorrow's science fact.

The Toohey Family at the Franklin Institute - March 2008

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