Explore “The Science Behind Behind Pixar” at the Franklin Institute

Ever wonder how Buzz Lightyear, WALL-E and your other favorite Pixar characters were born into the animated movie universe?

The Franklin Institute is hosting a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process and the science and technology behind it in a new, 14,000 square-foot exhibition.

From the detailed engineering to the mathematical concepts, this special, six-month exhibition dives deep to explore an array of animated films and the unforgettable characters within them. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse and learn from as many as 40 different interactive displays separated into eight categorized sections.

The hands-on experience aims to encourage school-aged children to explore science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) by spotlighting the crucial roles that these subjects play in the creation of favorite characters like Woody and Merida.

Thanks to recordings from members of the Pixar’s production teams, firsthand perspectives will be available from the artists and computer scientists who helped bring the company’s award-winning films to the big screen and unparalleled views will be given into the complete production pipeline.

Guests will also have the chance to engage in a plethora of learning experiences, including modeling activities, immersive set designs, animation opportunities and much more.

If you feel like escaping U City Flats, the premier apartment community in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! 

Event Date/Time: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 – 12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
The Franklin Institute 
222 N. 20th Street 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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