The Franklin Institute

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  • Address: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 1215-4481200
  • Ticket Price: 16 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Science Museums, Observatory, Planetarium , Theatre, Family And Kids
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Benjamin Franklin was noted for his immense interest in science. That’s why they fittingly named this place after him. Established in 1824, the institute is famous for “using hands on interactive displays before it was cool.” As a result, the place has been historically used to demonstrate ground breaking new technology or discoveries in Science. It’s Science Museum is it’s main tourist draw – and it’s utterly fascinating. The exhibits include Electricity (Franklin’s discover of Electricity), Changing Earth ( the power of natural phenomena on the Earth), The Franklin Airshow, the Giant Heart, The Joel M. Bloom observatory, the Sports Challenge, The Train Factory, Sir Isaac’s Loft (create you own unique art and science masterpiece), Space Command and the Amazing machine. There’s also an awesome domed IMAX theatre in what is America’s second oldest planetarium. This place is riveting – no matter if you’re a kid or an adult!

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The Franklin Institute Travel Tips

  • Ticketing Details: Children aged 3-11 - $13

Entrance Ticket Details For The Franklin Institute

  • Children aged (3-11) : USD 13

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  • The Franklin Institute Address: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
  • The Franklin Institute Contact Number: 1215-4481200
  • The Franklin Institute Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • The Franklin Institute Price: 16 USD
  • Best time to visit The Franklin Institute(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Franklin Institute: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 49.83% of people who visit Philadelphia include The Franklin Institute in their plan

  • 53.9% of people start their The Franklin Institute visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The Franklin Institute

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

84.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Franklin Institute

People normally club together Philadelphia Zoo and Mutter Museum while planning their visit to The Franklin Institute.

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The Franklin Institute Reviews & Ratings

  • This place was overall fun & educational. The live science showed liquid nitrogen & how it can be used. The presenter was very interactive with the children in audience & they truly enjoyed. The Science of Fireworks show was Awesome. It gave the history of fireworks, showed how to make the different colors, & demonstrated what makes fireworks we see on Holidays etc. Lastly,the planetarium show was fascinating. It's a great place for kids & Adults to visit. I highly recommend visiting Franklin Institute!

  • We had a great time. The marvel exhibit has great. A little to old for my 1 and 2 year old but they did enjoy getting their pictures with the superheros. I was super pump to know that my Canadian membership to our local science Museum had reciprocal discounts. That was nice on the pocket book. The Museum its self was great . Full of learning.

  • So happy I got to see the marvel exhibit and also visit for the first time since I was a kid. It was so cool seeing all the stuff from the movies, seeing comics and learning a few new things about marvel. Also enjoyed going through and seeing the heart, sports and other exhibits. Definitely worth the money to have gone. Going in early September was a great time because it's nice outside and with kids being back in school it was practically empty

  • During a recent visit the Philadelphia my 3 boys and I spent a day at the Franklin Institute. We paid extra for the Marvel special exhibit. We really enjoyed the entire visit. The regular exhibits are great for a science museum because there is focus on interacting with the science being explained. Our favorites were the science of sports exhibit where the boys were able to run, throw, surf and jump. We liked the human body exhibit with the giant walk through heart and the brain maze. The museum was so big that we did not even get to all the exhibits. We also really enjoyed the Marvel special exhibit, it had a great mix of artifacts, exhibits and information.

  • My grandson and I went here for marvel exhibit and had a great day here. 3 years old loved the heart, couldn't get him out. I was here many years ago, definitely needs a little upgrading. But overall had a great time. Marvel exhibit was amazing.

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  • is this a place for children ages-5-11?If not any suggestions on a better place to visit while we are in town Thank You

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    • I am not sure about a 5-year-old, but there are some fun hands-on exhibits in the Franklin Institute that kids will enjoy. I would suggest visiting Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, Spruce Street Harbor Park, and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as well. These places are ideal for kids of different age groups. 

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