Get Dirty at The Franklin Institute’s Mess Fest

Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Getting messy is priority No. 1 at the 4th Annual Mess Fest at The Franklin Institute.

With the biggest and messiest, hands-on science demonstrations and activities, visitors have no choice but to have fun on four different messy dates.

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is about 25 miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.

  • Nasty Nature, where you can learn how the water we drink goes from messy to clean, or watch an eruption of a giant mud volcano, takes place July 25.
  • Art and Design, where you can build a bridge or fling paint with a catapult, takes place July 26.
  • Splish Splash, which will be filled with bubble activities including how to make square bubbles, takes place Aug. 1.
  • Gross Anatomy, where you can learn about the biology of bodies, takes place Aug. 2.