The Franklin Institute debuted the most significant expansion in its history in June. The state-of-the-art Nicholas & Athena Karabots Pavilion, a 53,000-square-foot addition, houses the signature “Your Brain” exhibit, a series of traveling displays, and the Laureates Conference Center. The first-floor conference facility measures 5,000 square feet and includes two classroom spaces and two adjoining event rooms. In total, Laureates holds as many as 200 guests for receptions or seats 150. The meeting site offers audiovisual capabilities, a dedicated concierge staff, and cuisine from longtime Franklin Institute catering partner Frog Commissary.