The first stop of the day for the second day in Philadelphia was the Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute is a science museum named after Benjamin Franklin.
Tate and Knox had a lot of fun with one of the first exhibits we saw – a giant heart! The heart is so big that it is the right size for someone as tall as the Statue of Liberty!!
The kids had at least 3 climbs through the giant heart. The first time they went through they went with Richard, who explained the different sections of the heart. The second time they went through with me. I loved hearing Tate show me what he had learnt like telling me about the “lumps” (lungs).
While Knox napped, Tate got to check out lots of different exhibits. He learnt about earthquakes and was able to build an earthquake-proof structure.
I think it is safe to say that one of his favourite sections was the Franklin Air Show. He was able to sit in an old style airplane, pretend to be a plane and take off, and fly a paper plane in the air.
Knox woke up just in time to enjoy a really cool area! A two-story tall neural network climbing structure! It had very cool psychedelic lighting as well. Of course it didn’t make for very good photos, but was very fun for both Tate and Knox.
Lastly, while Tate had his rest in the pram, Knox got to check out the Observatory and have a look in a few telescopes!