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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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  • Very good25%
  • 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 via mobile

We visited with our ten year old daughter. All enjoyed the Institute a great deal. The brain display was our favourite. What was impressive about everything was how interactive the displays were. So many to participate and enjoy. Watching my wife and daughter in the...More

Thank Teofilio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ben Franklin was a man before his time. Multiple displays and activities outline the many contributions. Plan to spend some time to experience the many activities. Recommend for kids of all ages. Museum workers/volunteers throughout the museum very knowledgeable and friendly....some of the most engaging...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been going here since the 1950's. So many exhibits and experiments for all ages. Take the time to see it all.

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that this is a great place to visit with kids 6 and up. Plenty of activity to participate in and plenty to learn.. from walking the giant heart, to watching a real cow eye being dissected, to learning about planes, trains and automobiles......More

Thank Sophie V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken aback by how awesome this place is! Worth every penny. Kids loved it! We loved it! So interesting and informative but in a fun, cool, sciencey way.

Thank TaraOnTheGoBye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going here for 59 years since grade school. Learn something new each visit. Planetarium us awesome. Different attractions limited time draw me back to visit. All your kids need to visit. Great trip

Thank Mofjos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great learning experiences and is fun for anyone of any age! All the exhibits are fun and interactive! The brain and heart exhibit were fun and I really enjoyed the paper making exhibit. Totally recommend!

Thank merritteanderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Philadelphia is complete without going to the Franklin Institute. Even if you don't have kids, take some time here and be a kid again! There's always new displays there and something new to learn all the time. Check out the theater, which...More

Thank rol769
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my kids favorite museum in Philadelphia. They love the interactive exhibits and I love that they really learn from the exhibits.

Thank familyofbugs
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a "museum," this isn't it. More of a scientific education venue. A number of exhibits and features were out of order. Great for kids with an interest in science.

Thank gascolator
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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