Family Event: Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin conducting the kite and key experiment

Discover the true nature of lightning at Benjamin Franklin House as we recreate one of the world’s most famous science experiments!

About this event

Explore the home of one of the most famous figure from American history, Benjamin Franklin, who lived in London for almost 16 years! Inside you will get a feel for 18th century London as well as the rooms where Franklin conducted much of his scientific research.

Watch an electrifying demonstration from our Education Manager who will recreate Franklin’s famous kite experiment. Our Tesla Coil will send 250,000 volts zapping through the room, you wont want to miss it!

Create your very own kite and put on your lab coat as we unpick the science behind Franklin’s experiments with lightning and electricity.

This is an event for KS2 school children and our recommended age is 7-11. Accompanying adults welcome. There are two opportunities to join us for this event; come along on either 2nd or 3rd August for our first week of Summer Break @ Ben’s!

2nd & 3rd August 2022, 10:30am-12:30pm

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