The Franklin Institute to traverse the magic of Pixar in massive exhibit

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Philly is about to get a lot more animated!

On March 12, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be opening a six month exhibition pulling back the curtain on the incredible and fascinating world of Pixar. At The Science Behind Pixar, guests will be able to see massive recreations of Pixar film characters like Mike and Sully, Wall-E, and Buzz Lightyear, along with 48 interactive displays. These will range from detailed engineering to mathematical concepts, as well as the spectacular science behind creating some of the most classic and iconic films in cinematic history. The exhibition made its world debut at Boston’s Museum of Science on June 28, 2015.

Sounds pretty great, right?

There also be a plethora of hands-on learning experiences that include immersive set designs, modeling activities, and animation opportunities. This will be a great opportunity for anybody who’s ever wanted a first-hand experience on what it’s like to transform concepts into reality!

Tickets for The Science Behind Pixar are already available for purchase online and exhibition ticket prices vary. Tickets start at $7.95 for a child member (3-11 years old) and range up to $29.95 for adult general admission — this also includes admission to the entire museum.

Would you like to see something like this come to your hometown? Let us know the comments below!


  1. carole

    How can I contact someone about this Pixar exhibition?

  2. Pamela Anderson

    I’ve seen this…. it was at the Museum of Science in Boston last June. It was so much fun! I told my family that I wanted to go for my birthday and we all went! The only thing I’d change in your article would be calling a “MASSIVE”. It wasn’t really huge. Even stopping to read every tag on everything and taking LOTS of selfies, we were out of there in about 2 hours.

  3. Jamie R

    I would love to see this come to Chicago to the Museum of Science and Industry!

  4. Melissa

    I totally want to see this!! I really hope it comes to MN. I’ll probably be in PA this summer, but on a tight schedule that may not allow going there 🙁

  5. martha

    I would love to see this exhibit come to San Diego in some capacity

  6. EricJ

    The top photo of Wall-E just brings up sad memories of when Disney was planning to bring an interactive Wall-E into Tomorrowland, but they used a Pixar-based science-museum exhibit to “audition” him for rehearsed shows, and…it didn’t quite work out. (Since he never spoke except for the existing movie sound-bites.)
    That talked them out of the whole park-appearance idea, even though a test YouTube of Wall-E improvising on his own with guests was the cutest thing ever. 🙂

  7. Molly

    We’d love to see this come to the cincinnati museum center !!

  8. Christie

    Yes, love it!!! Please bring this to Raleigh or Greensboro, NC.

  9. Eddie

    We went to this in Boston too. Fascinating and well worth it.

  10. Mandi

    Yes! Please bring this to Florida!! Which seems like an obvious destination for Pixar…lol

  11. Emily

    I would love this to come to Connecticut I have two young boys that would enjoy this a lot

  12. Pam

    Please please come to Pittsburgh

  13. Corey

    I’d love to see this come to St. Louis!

  14. totalkid

    I would love to see this exhibit come to Spartanburg, SC! 🙂

  15. Jade

    I would like the exhibit to come to Atlanta GA!!!! Please come

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