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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

World premiere of the exhibition Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy at The Franklin

April 4 - Sept. 7, 2009

Created through The Franklin's exclusive partnership with the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence, Italy, the exhibit showcases Galileo's accomplishments, his relationship to the ruling Medici family, his discoveries, and his overall impact on astronomy, physics, and math. This will be the first time one of the two remaining Galileo telescopes has left Italy. Also exhibited will be other instruments belonging to Galileo, as well as paintings, prints, and manuscripts from the priceless Medici collection. Together, the collections will showcase how the union of science, art, and political power gave rise to Galileo's success.

Ticket Information & Prices
Hours: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Daytime pricing includes admission to the Galileo exhibit AND general admission to The Franklin.

Adults: $20.75
Seniors: $19.75
Children: $14 (ages 4-11)

For more information about the Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy exhibition, CLICK HERE.

The Franklin
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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