On Saturday February 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will host a belated birthday bash to celebrate Benjamin Franklin, and guests will get to preview the upcoming four-week session of Go Figure entitled "Focus on Fitness” The event will include a number of special activities and presentations, including a special appearance by Ben Franklin himself!
Benjamin Franklin, who was born Jan. 17, 1706, became famous for being a scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher and economist. During Ben’s Birthday Celebration, museum guests will have a chance to learn about many of his accomplishments including his most important inventions, his interest in health-related issues, and his focus on being thrifty and financially fit.
The celebration, co-sponsored by the Indiana State University (ISU) Go Figure team, the ISU Center for Mathematics Education, and the new ISU Old National Bank Financial Health Program will feature a number of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. The Benjamin Franklin Birthday Celebration is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and free with museum admission for non-members.