October 15, 2011

The Walk-Through Heart at the Franklin Institute

The Walk-Through Heart at the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute's Giant Walk-Through Heart was originally built in 1953 as a temporary exhibit, called The Engine of Life, at a cost of $40,000.

Following its most recent renovation in 2004, the heart is now part of a new bioscience exhibit, The Giant Heart: A Healthy Interactive Experience.

For a brief history and facts about the Philadelphia icon, follow the link below.


Michael Hagarty
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Maria Cerceo Slade

Hi, Steve - My husband and I recently took our daughter there for the first time and it brought back plenty of childhood memories!

October 26, 2011 7:53 PM

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Steve Bridges

I remember this exhibit fondly - was always the highlight of my trips to the Franklin Institute as a child and have watched my own children enjoy it as well!

October 15, 2011 11:41 AM

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