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“A philly must!”

The Franklin Institute
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US$ 55.00*
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Philadelphia CityPASS
Ranked #17 of 444 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A philly must!”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Great traveling exhibits, plus something of interest for every age group, and family friendly

Visited April 2012
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westwood, ma
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“A great stop for families with elementary school aged children”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the Franklin Institute. The exhibits were well designed and highly engaging to our curious 3rd grader.

Visited April 2012
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“take the kids”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

an institution. great treasure of philadelphia. always something new and interesting there. take the kids

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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“Great way to spend an educational day with the family”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Really enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit. Took my four year old with his classmates.

Visited March 2012
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New Hope, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Enjoyable day - can go back over and over again”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

The heart is a tried and true exhibit. Some stuff is old and worn out but I still like this place - a lot to see.

Visited August 2011
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