The Franklin Institute

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

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

  • 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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  • 56.52% 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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  • Had fun at their Science After Hours event! It was a great opportunity to explore the museum without lots of children and a generally smaller crowd. A lot of the interactive exhibits weren't working, or were partially working, so that was a little disappointing. But overall a good time!

  • We've gone twice so far, once on a regular day and once for fright weekend, and had fun both times. There's enough stuff to keep my six year old happy and engaged for a solid few hours, and it was interested for me as an adult as well. Definitely recommend!

  • Kids loved it! Information and sections were adult friendly too. There was a good balance for family to interact together. Definitely recommend as a place to stop in Philadelphia. Bring money though. The special displays cost more than the normal priced tickets.

  • The whole family loved the museum. I especially loved the heart and brain exhibits. My husband loved the sports exhibit. My son loved the people that were outside the exhibits with the carts- he got to make paper the old fashioned way. Keep in mind, that if your kids scare easily, to keep them away from the electricity room when they have their electricity display.

  • This museum is a great place to introduce children to all different types of science! I took my children there, and after 5 hours they still wanted to explore more exhibits. The exhibits have a lot of hands-on learning activities such as climbing through a giant heart model, "flying" by holding foam wings in a wind tunnel, and making parts of a train work. Also, their special exhibits are phenomenal, such as the Terracotta Warriors. I would highly recommend this museum to anyone of any age.

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