The Franklin Institute holds special exhibits every year such as The Titanic, Marvel, Art Of the Brink, Star Wars, and more. Currently, they are hosting Crayola IDEA Works: The Creativity Exhibition.
However, even though Crayola is hosting it, the exhibit is not all coloring and crayons. They partnered with the science museum to break down the creative process and also took them under the sea and into space.
When you first enter the exhibit, you grab a rainbow bracelet and then go to a kiosk, select a color and symbol. Then you walk into another room where you watch a video on a large screen explaining the creative process.
After the video is over, you walk into another room to start the exhibit. There are big hubs set up with the letters I-D-E and A. You have to answer two questions, which give you two options, then there are two activities that go with each activity. There are either drawing, building something, or problem solving.
Then when you enter the next room, in which you walk through a rainbow tunnel and up a ramp, you are taken under the sea and into space, in which you answer more questions and then do activities, such as coloring in a shirt that stands for an important cause, like getting plastic out of the oceans. As for the space part, you can do a newscast about the weather in space and hit an animated ball at a target.
After you go through the whole journey you walk through another rainbow arch, where you scan your band once again and you figure out what color you are and what your creative style is. Then you enter the gift shop at the end.
The exhibit is fun for all ages, not just children, even though it is depicted like it because it is advertised by Crayola.
The exhibit closes July 18th, so make sure you get your tickets if you want to check it out and stay updated on what the Institute will bring in next.