Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

December 18, 2010 - March 13, 2011

The story of America's most dynamic forefather, Benjamin Franklin, told through rare artifacts and engaging interactive experiences.

Featuring seventy-five rare and important artifacts from Franklin’s life, this exhibition is an immersive, interactive visitor experience for all ages.

The exhibition presents the stories of Franklin’s life through his personal belongings used during his early years in Boston as a rebellious teenager, during his life as a printer and during his years of service to the American colonies and the newly formed United States. A scientist, inventor, diplomat, humorist, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Franklin’s dynamism comes to life further through hands-on and interactive activities and animations geared toward a school-aged audience.