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Brainy Vacations


Can you explain your brain? Excite your neurons while you learn how they work at YOUR BRAIN, The Franklin Institute's new, permanent exhibit opening summer 2014 in Philadelphia. Planning spring and summer vacations now? Science centers across the U.S. and around the world offer a huge range of new exhibits.

Engineers Week February 16-22

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Engineers Week, now known as DiscoverE, may be the first time a learner tries a hands-on engineering activity or starts thinking about an engineering career. has nearly 900 activities that can introduce learners to engineering specialties including aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, nanotechnology and nuclear engineering.

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Nature's Balancing Act


Zip a Zipper

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AAAS Family Science Days

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Young Dinos/Young Diggers

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On a high school summer field trip, 17-year-old Kevin Terris made the kind of discovery professional paleontologists dream about. In Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Terris noticed a piece of bone sticking out of a boulder. The bone was part of a set of dinosaur toes, in what proved to be the most complete skeleton ever found of a baby tube-crested Parasaurolophus.

Counting Down to 2014


STEM Takes Flight

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Things are looking up for STEM educator Kaye Norton, literally. As the National Soaring Museum’s Education Services Coordinator, Norton wants her students looking up at the sky to understand what they're learning about the science of motorless flight.

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