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The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
+1 215-448-1200
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Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. The museum is known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
City Center West
+1 215-448-1200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this museum to view the current exhibition of the Chinese clay soldier army dating back more than 2000 years. the exhibition was very worthwhile and as well the other areas of the Institute make for an interesting afternoon of discovery and culture. great...More

Thank Josie053
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the evening tour, place was almost empty, which while nice was a shame as this is an interesting exhibit on loan from China.

Thank nickvandekar
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very interesting museum to visit specially with children. The last time i was there, they had a special exhibit on dinosaurs which was pretty realistic. My granddaughter loved it.

Thank francoisepr
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was another place we pre-purchased tickets to. It was $96 for the 5 of us. But, we got our money's worth as we spent a little more than 4 hours here. It was sort of like our MOSI in Tampa, but on steroids. There...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my husband and kids ages 6 and 4. We loved every moment here. We were not able to finish the museum. Too much to see. We will definitely be back

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to museum to see the terricata warriors from China . Exhibit was great. We saw the warriors in xian so we went as friends never saw them. It is nothing like the dog in China as in China there are 8000 figures in...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast at this science center. We got in for free with museum reciprocity from the Maryland Science Center (nice perk!). Initially, we were bummed that the Jurassic Park exhibit was gone, but we had a great time anyway. We enjoyed the airplane...More

Thank CapitalHill
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is, by far, my favorite museum in the world. While there are regular exhibits, there are always new ones rotating through. Science, culture, transportation, space ~ you name it, they have it. Bring your kids or come play as adults

Thank MommiAnna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great science museum in Phila. Our second visit with my 2 sons (10 and 13). Interesting exhibition Worth visit whilst in Philadelphia

Thank Igor_Zubkov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum with my husband and two daughters (ages 2 and 7). There was something for everyone and it was a great visit. Be sure the check out the neuron you could climb up and the heart you could climb through. Big hit...More

Thank Lisa T
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Jeff E
2 November 2017|
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Response from TRIB2 | Reviewed this property |
Around two hours, I would go back downtown to the Reading Terminal Market. Loads of good eating places.
Charles T
28 May 2017|
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Response from Tonya T | Reviewed this property |
20 Adults & 16 children. Price my change for special exhibition. Unless you have a membership
24 March 2017|
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Response from PennsylvaniaDoglover | Reviewed this property |
check park wiz that might help