Future Sensations

the pavilions dramatically lit at night


Thank you to everyone in the City of Brotherly Love who helped us celebrate our 350th anniversary with Future Sensations –
a global exhibition combining science, storytelling and art at The Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The exhibition saw over 114,000 visitors between May 30 and June 6, 2015. Thanks for being a part of history. Learn more about Saint-Gobain's celebration of 350 years of innovation.

About the Exhibition

Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials companies, commemorates its 350th anniversary with a never-before-seen global exhibition of epic proportions, Future Sensations. The exhibit is an immersive experience with five distinct ephemeral pavilions that take visitors on a sensory journey of science, storytelling and art that celebrates the past three and a half centuries and offers glimpses into future innovations that will transform the world.

The touring exhibition makes four stops across the globe, including Shanghai, China; São Paulo, Brazil; Paris, France; and Philadelphia – the only tour stop in North America and home of Saint-Gobain's domestic headquarters.

“Philadelphia is honored to serve as the flagship city in North America to help Saint-Gobain commemorate its 350th anniversary and the 15 generations of innovators responsible for the anniversary. There is no mistaking the architectural influence Paris has had on Philadelphia, and now our City has the distinct privilege of hosting the “Future Sensations” exhibition on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was modeled on Paris’ own Avenue des Champs-Élysées.”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter

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