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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Franklin Institute with my 2 littles ages 6 and 9. There is so much to see and do that we were unable to do it all. The 9 year old had an amazing time and was able to explore all the exhibits independently....More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with 4 yr old and 8 yr old while visiting Philly. Was blown away by all of the interactive activities that truly kept kids engaged. Visiting from a city with its own reknowned museums we were very much impressed by the quality and...More

Thank Maura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place , well worth the visit. So much stuff to do. Great for children. You learn so much , kid would enjoy it also .

Thank harcole12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many activities and a nice planetarium and IMAX theater. It is geared a bit to the pre-teen and below, but all ages should find something interesting there.

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Franklin Institute is one of my children's all time favorite places. We go once a year and never get bored, especially with the wonderful feature exhibits that change every few months. It isn't as much fun when it's crowded though so we try to...More

Thank Jkjkmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chaperoned a 5th grade class trip! It was a great day and great experience. I would like to return with all of my own kids.

Thank B7983SDjulieh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic institution, concept, mind stimulating & interactive displays & live science. Great for families & kids - 6years & older who can probably conceptualize. However........... 1. Unruly kid groups & sundry with overwhelmed caregivers chasing after hundreds of kids who are literally running up&...More

Thank Mbuina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit science museums as often as possible. The Franklin Institute was much smaller than others we have visited but it is packed with things to do. Others have mentioned that this is a place for younger kids but I disagree. Our children are young...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Educational hands on experiences. Fun for All Ages. It can get pretty noisy as kids love this place. So beware of that before you go.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is mainly geared for kids. It is costly. Some of the exhibits are cool but only go here if you have additional time: otherwise skip it.

Thank SouthFloridaCoolmom
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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