Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at Franklin Institute + GIVEAWAY! Ends 7/30

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We are a family of Marvel fans. We’ve seen every film at least five times (including the ones that “don’t count”) and my husband has some rather extensive comic knowledge that never fails to impress me. I’m not as familiar with all of the Marvel history but I was so excited to learn more at the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

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The Franklin Institute never fails to provide the best and most interesting exhibits but we knew this one would be our favorite to date and it didn’t disappoint! With more than 300 artifacts from comics to movie props and costumes, I could have spent days inside that exhibit learning more about Marvel and the history of comics.

It’s actually difficult for me to hold back on all of the things I learned in the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit but I don’t want to give it all away so that you’ll have the same excitement when you get there! As far as comic history goes though, it was phenomenal to learn about how comics came to be, how they were received in the beginning, and especially the evolution of comics. Learning why Captain America came to be in existence actually really moved me. I love reading about how Stan Lee came to be involved in the biz. That’s all I’ll say on that because I want you to check it all out for yourself!

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It’s not all history though, there are so many awesome props from movies too. The majority of the Avengers have costumes at the exhibit in some form. Iron Man’s multiple suits, from the first one to a post-fight one to the fancy newer one. That was admittedly my favorite costume section even though Iron Man isn’t necessarily my favorite. (I can’t choose a favorite at this point!) The Black Panther costumes are stunning and meticulously made. I love seeing costumes that were beat up during filming or made to look that way. There was just so much to see!

They didn’t stop with just the Marvel movies either, the television shows were included too. So if any of you gals love Jessica Jones like I do, don’t worry, she’s in there too. Tough guy Luke Cage and the adorably sweet Agent Coulson, they’re mentioned also! This exhibit is THE exhibit to see for every Marvel fan, adult and child alike. Actually, we went without the kids so that we’d have the opportunity to really appreciate everything but I think this is the perfect way to start introducing the Marvel universe to your little ones. Let them start with all of the historical knowledge and see all of the amazing keepsakes from some of the coolest films out there!

It’s also worth mentioning that normally, I don’t pay much attention to the gift shops after an exhibit at the Franklin Institute. I’m a pin collector and aside from that, I don’t like to buy too much clutter so I usually just bypass the shops entirely. We went CRAZY at the gift shop for the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. First of all, they have comic books for only a dollar each like an actual comic book store would. So we bought every single comic they had so that we’d have souvenirs for the kids. We also bought a massive book about the history of Marvel. It’s made quite the addition to our shelf of nerdtastic things. The bottom line is, make sure you also check out the gift shop here to see if there are any treats or collectibles worth grabbing. If you’re cheap like me, direct your kids to the comic books and you’ll be a superhero in your own rite. Ha!

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Purchase tickets here to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at the Franklin Institute before September 2nd!


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One (1) winner will receive a 4-pack of tickets to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at the Franklin Institute!
Open to US only. Ends 7/30.

*The Quirky Mom Next Door received tickets in exchange for our honest coverage of this visit. All opinions and experiences are her own only. Open to US only. Must be 18+. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway ends July 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). One entrant per household/IP address. Winner(s) will be chosen at random by Giveaway Tools. Winner will be notified via e-mail and must reply within 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. The Quirky Mom Next Door is not responsible for prizes lost or damaged in transit. This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.

42 thoughts on “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at Franklin Institute + GIVEAWAY! Ends 7/30

  1. I’ve been so excited about seeing this exhibit, but haven’t gotten out to it yet. You have me set on making it before it leaves town!

  2. I would love to take my nephew to this exhibit! He is a huge marvel fan and would love this so much!

  3. My kids would totally love this! It’s been so long since we’ve been able to do something as a family.

  4. I would take my son. He loves the Marvel movies and he would really enjoy this exhibit. It is hard to find things for a 13 year old to enjoy and this would be great to go to.

  5. I would absolutely love to see this with my grandsons..We are definitely big fans of Marvel as well as the Franklin Institute..

  6. My son would love to take his pop pop to this exhibit who loves drawing Marvel characters. Our family loves Marvel so we would go with his pop pop! It looks awesome thanks to your write up on it!

  7. I would love to take my 5 year old son. He loves super heroes and we have yet to visit the institute!

  8. I would love to take my grandson and my daughter. Its a wonderful giveaway, thank you for sharing it.

  9. I would love to take my 7 year old son. He just loves Super Heroes and we both enjoy the Franklin Institute.

  10. How cool! My hubby, sister, and brother in law have seen every movie together. Would love to go to this!

  11. While I am sure most people are saying their children would like to go, I think my husband would gave a great time so I would take him! Thanks!

  12. I would take my hubby. He is my best friend and the one I watch all the Marvel movies with. He would love it!

  13. My son Nico who will turn 5 years old soon (awesome bday surprise) is obsessed with all the Marvel Avengers characters specially Spider Man and Iron Man because his favorite color is red!!

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