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Franklin Institute prepares for expansion

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The expansion at the Franklin Institute is officially underway.

They held an unconventional ground breaking ceremony in Center City Thurday.

The project is a 53,000 square foot expansion.

It will feature a conference center, and a new permanent exhibit called "Your Brain".

It is expected to open in 2014.

A $10 million dollar donation helped to fund the project.

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