The Cockrell Butterfly Center is closed for renovations.

Benjamin Franklin

This is a closed, past exhibit; it is not available for viewing.

Happy 300th Birthday, Ben! He drew lightning from the sky, helped establish the first public hospital, university and library, and went on to shape an independent and unified nation, as well as the American character. He was a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, civic leader, revolutionary and international diplomat. He was one of the more extraordinary men of his time — and ours.

 

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