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The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
+1 215-448-1200
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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 yesterday via mobile

Very well done, impressive exhibits, good for kids or adults. Staff was not well trained or helpful and cafe food was blah.

Thank pallidin11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience for adults and children. All exhibitions were exciting but the Dinosaurs exhibition was a WOW. Nice museum shop and dining area.

Thank Erez R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the weekend after Thanksgiving and it was pretty crowded. Prices for some of the exhibits, like the dinosaurs, were a little expensive on top of admission, so we ended up skipping. The rest of the museum was more than enough. Even though the...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy visiting the franklin institute especially when there's a special exhibit! Travelers should include in the places to go in Philadelphia!

Thank Tonya T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been annual members of the Franklin Institute for 5 years. And I tell you, it is worth every penny. Every time I have guests with kids, this place is always a hit. The planetarium, and the exhibits are all great each year.

Thank bmcarandang
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take the kids and plan on spending the entire day. You will want to go back a second time. Make sure you visit the trains

Thank Joan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice interactive science museum with brain, electricity, and a sports zone! The IMAX is worth a visit $6 each. I went with two teenagers and the loved it.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iconic building located in the downtown area at 22nd street. Very good educational venue, with. "Walk thru heart". So many science related education shared here

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a GREAT museum but I think there should be an ADULT ONLY day. There was so much to see and do but was taken over by kids so it was hard for the adult with the kid in them to really enjoy. Another...More

2  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many science museums, but this is my favorite. There is so much to do and the special exhibits are always amazing. There is an IMAX theater as well not to mention the suspended bicycle. There is something for all ages. Highly...More

1  Thank Susy C
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I have a huge Suburban that has a 3" lift - concerned about parking tomorrow, any tips?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Dosmastr | Reviewed this property |
You will need to use parking garage, 20 bucks or something similar.
Is it worth going for two adults who love Jurassic Park/ Dinos?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, it's a short tour but the robotics are amazing and life like!!
How long do you think it will take 2 adults to go through the Jurassic World exhibition?
15 February 2017|
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Response from pk123488 | Reviewed this property |
Irv7037 gave great answer; however, the institute is so wonderful I am sure you will find spending more time there a pleasure. Planetarium anyone?