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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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

this places has so much information packed into it. good for all ages and has something that with interest everyone. it is great for all ages but the exhibit personnel respond mostly to the young children. Everyone one wants to learn. Tip for parents with...More

Thank susanwwalters
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to buy a membership since it cost about the same as a museum ticket and tack on extra for the mirror maze. So at least we can come back for free within a year and go through the rest of the place or see...More

Thank GinaC08515
Reviewed 3 days ago

My 11 yo child loves science, so we try to visit science museum where we travel. We have been to a lot of science museums around the country, and I have to say that this is the best one. There are a lot of hands-on...More

Thank blkr0se
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I been to the Franklin institute lots of times over the years. I bring my children. We enjoy all the exhibits and they always set up new interesting exhibits.3 D Max is nice also.

Thank Shaybay777
Reviewed 5 days ago

Franklin Institute is a great place for everyone! There are so many cool things to see and to do! This is a great place to go just about anytime of year.

Thank teri w
Reviewed 6 days ago

My kids were excited to stop at the Franklin Institute as part of our long weekend in Philadelphia. However, I have to say we were slightly disappointed. I think that the price of admission was a lot compared to what we got. Many of the...More

Thank JennM1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I spent over 2 hours at this wonderful science museum. So much to see and do. Interactive. Highly recommend this Museum. Great place to bring kids.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is great for everyone! It has tons of hands on exhibits and a two story heart that you can walk through. It also has a 4-D theater and planetarium.

Thank betsyprice83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interactive and tons to explore/learn and play in. I wish we took the whole day to spend here (open to close). There are a few activities that cost extra throughout that you can easily get away with not doing (and still have an amazing...More

Thank PSLLeanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large museum, perfect for families with kids between 4 and 70. Many touch exhibits. Enjoyed the rooftop telescope and chance to see "sunspots, or flairs". Steam train exhibit favorite of the day. Many school and camp groups, so if you don't like excitable, screaming, laughing...More

Thank Andrea L
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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
22 March 2017|
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Response from Grace A | Reviewed this property |
No, honestly it's a lot of money for about 30 mins worth of dinosaurs