Behind the Scenes at the Franklin Institute
An Interview With Larry Dubinski
by Hannah Dubinski ’18
Ever wonder what it’s like to solve crimes? How about seeing ancient mummies? My father, Larry Dubinski, gets to do all this and more every day in his work as Senior Vice President of the Franklin Institute. Recently, I sat down with my father and asked him all about his experience there.
What is the newest exhibit at the Franklin Institute?
CSI: The Experience.
What is the exhibit about?
The exhibit teaches about forensic science and other tools investigators use to solve crimes. As a visitor you are immersed in one of three crime scenes and you use scientific tools and principles to solve crimes. Click on the link find out more about this exciting new exhibit.
How long will this exhibit be there?
Until January 2nd.
What is your favorite location in the Franklin Institute?
The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
It is a majestic place and one of the few national memorials in private hands. Additionally Franklin was one of the most important figures in the founding of our country.
What is your favorite traveling exhibit and why?
King Tut because it attracted the young and old to learn about the mysteries of ancient Egypt.
What is an area that many people may not know about?
The observatory with a giant telescope on the roof of the Franklin Institute.
Can you tell us more about that?
During the day you can look at the sun, and at night you have a spectacular view of the planets and stars.
What is the next traveling exhibit?
Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs.
What is the best part of your job?
Watching my kids learn from and enjoy the exhibitions.
What is the mission of the Franklin Institute?
To inspire a passion in science and technology.