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 Museum, Observatory, Planetarium , Theatre, Family And Kids

The Franklin Institute - Review

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 Information

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

The Franklin Institute Ticket Prices

  • Children aged (3-11) : USD 13

How To reach The Franklin Institute by Public Transport

  • Buses on Race St. and Arch St. and Callowhill St.

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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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  • 56.73% 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, Philadelphia Reviews

  • Loved this place! So many interactive activities - great for kids and kids at heart alike. This has been on my Philadelphia bucket list for so long, glad I finally made it hereI went here during a community night and it was worth the trek during the middle of the week. The museum gives access to patrons after hours during the evening, allowing for lots of different groups to enjoy this Philadelphia institution. I was extra pleased that I found nearby parking (need to get there early evening to snag this accommodation, but luck does favor the prepared =P) There's a bunch of seasonal exhibitions available (such as the mirror maze), as well as staples (need to check out the big heart exhibition!) In addition, the museum is starting to do escape rooms - how fun! The flow of the museum is also well organized and I was able to go from one exhibition to the next seamlessly, it's nice not to have to find your way back after finishing one thing before starting the next item. Everything is really interactive and also educational - really can't beat that! Some things in the exhibitions were closed (like the planetarium) or broken which was a bummer. Really want to make it back here in hopes of gaining access to the things I missed. Go when you have some time, as it is a fairly large space with multiple floors. There's food available indoors, and be sure to bring your camera - great for picture taking (the pendulum staircase is awesome!) Happy exploring!

  • Very cool place to visit. Young and old alike can enjoy the exhibits, with a lot of them being hands on. I really enjoy the special exhibits they bring in each year. I have been to a few of them and each has been very well presented and laid out. So far my favorite was the King Tut exhibit, but Titanic is a close second.

  • Amazing place for kids. Mine are 6 and 9 and there is so much to do. Also of you or of you know someone who has an access card for insurance or any other benefits there is a heavy discount. It has been the only way we were able to afford it sometimes. It even gives you access to the exhibits for more then 50% off. Amazing program and great place for all ages of kids.

  • We had an absolutely amazing time at the Franklin Institute. We first watched a short live science show out in the main lobby about different states of liquids using liquid nitrogen. It was geared towards children but still enjoyable for adults. Then we went into the special exhibit Game Masters. There was lots to learn about past and present game designers and even more games to play. We spent a little too much time enjoying this amazing exhibit and so weren't able to see all of the other exhibits so I can't wait to return.

  • The best museum I’ve ever been to. Many interactive exhibits & a genuine learning experience. There is an observatory as well and fun evenings for adults who love science! The museum also introduces new exhibits often this place always has something new to discover. Highly recommend.

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