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SW: Where Science Meets Imagination '08

Posted By Mike on February 14, 2008

We had reported here, that the last US stop for Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination will be at The Science Museum of Minnesota from June 13th to August 24th, 2008.

Well, friend of TFN, Jason P., wrote to let us know that it will also be making a stop at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, PA according to the museum website. No word yet on the exact dates. (though I guess it will be before June 13th) We will keep you posted.

Click here to visit the website of the Franklin Institute.

Thanks Jason!

UPDATE: Megan from the Franklyn Institute was nice enough to get in touch and let us know that the dates for the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit in Philly will be from February 8, 2008 until May 4, 2008. As of now, the only way to get advanced tickets is to become a member of the museum. You can do so by clicking here. Otherwise, we will get you more info as it becomes available.

Thanks Megan!

UPDATE #2: Just a reminder that Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination opens at the Franklyn Institute in Philadelphia this weekend and will run until May 4th.

Click here for a short artile about it at 6abc.com. Note that the article states that the exhibit opens Saturday the 9th, not Friday the 8th as we had previously reported.

UPDATE #3: See below for the release about the Marriott's Star Wars package in Philly:

**Features VIP Ticket Access To Star Wars Exhibit at Franklin Institute February 9 to May 4**

Philadelphia, PA - February 14, 2008 -- Star Wars aficionados who just can't get enough of their futuristic friends may want to take advantage of the new "Star Wars" package currently being offered at three downtown Philadelphia Marriott hotels. This package was designed to take advantage of the new "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit taking place now through May 4 at the Franklin Institute.

The "Star Wars" package includes deluxe accommodations at your choice of hotel (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, or Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City), plus two VIP tickets to the exhibit. The VIP tickets are untimed and undated so guests can visit the exhibit when it is most convenient for them and they also receive front-of-the-line access to the exhibit through a separate VIP entrance. Rates range from $199 to $319 depending upon the hotel and date selected and are valid through May 3, 2008.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination invites visitors into a unique, immersive exhibit environment where they will be absorbed in hands-on experiences to discover how robots and landspeeders exist in the world of Star Wars, and learn about the important roles that imagination and science play in the creation of increasingly sophisticated machines. In two large Engineering Design labs, visitors get to use the knowledge gained in the exhibit to create and test their own speeders and robots.



The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown commands a towering presence in the heart of America`s original capital. Surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture, this Center City hotel exceeds the expectations of leisure travelers with its close proximity to the important historic sights of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell - located within 8 blocks. A collection of Philadelphia`s finest restaurants are located on-site or within walking distance of the hotel in addition to the city`s best shopping and entertainment venues. Package rates range from $219 to $319 depending upon accommodations selected.

Rethink everything one would expect in a Courtyard - this hotel is different. In fact, it's the first of its kind in the world. Historic yet contemporary. Centrally located. Full service. An award- winning restoration has recaptured the grandeur of the building's 1926 origins, but with a nod to the modern age. Guests delight in the charm, character, and grandeur of this Crown Jewel of all Courtyards as they swim in the indoor pool, relax in the soothing hot tub, and connect with free high-speed Internet access. Package rates range from $199 to $259 depending upon accommodations selected.


The beautiful Residence Inn Center City Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is just steps away from Historic City Hall and the Reading Terminal Market. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, world-class restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance of this downtown Philadelphia hotel which also features a complimentary hot "Home Touch" breakfast. Package rates range from $199 to $259 depending upon accommodations selected.

Guests booking this package should mention promotional code EW5.

For more information on the "Star Wars" package, click here.

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