Philly science museum expansion will add big brain

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Posted: Apr 06, 2012 4:34 PM
Philly science museum expansion will add big brain

The Franklin Institute is known for its heart. Soon, it'll be known for its brain, too.

The downtown Philadelphia science museum has broken ground this week on a large expansion that will include an exhibit featuring a giant walk-through brain. The 188-year-old museum's walk-through heart is one of its oldest and most beloved exhibits.

The "Your Brain" exhibit will be one part of an ambitious 53,000-square-foot expansion plan scheduled to open in 2014.

The expansion will also add a conference center, classroom space and new galleries for traveling exhibits.

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