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The Franklin Institute is hosting MacGyver night from 6:30-9:30, and it looks kind of great if you're the type of person who enjoyed doing that "build something out of popsicle sticks to safely drop an egg off the elementary-school roof" science project.
Cut the red wire or blue wire? See if your skills match TV's favorite special agent, Angus MacGyver. Create diversions, defuse the bomb, make a getaway, and enjoy all things that explode during this 1980s flashback. Just make sure you bring your chewing gum and some wire.
Live BOOM! Show - Enjoy all things explosive with an action packed floor show!
LED Throwies - MacGyver meets street art with this make and take activity.
Superconductor Cart - Watch as a disk levitates above a magnetic track—with the help of ultra cold liquid nitrogen.
Egg Drop Parachute - Can you prevent the egg from breaking? Challenge your friends for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
They are literally doing the egg-drop science project! (This is not at all to imply that that is a bad thing. We should probably make it clear that this is an event for adults above 21, with drinks. It's $15 if you're not a member.)
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