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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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 2 days ago

Franklin Institute is a great place for everyone! There are so many cool things to see and to do! This is a great place to go just about anytime of year.

Thank teri w
Reviewed 3 days ago

My kids were excited to stop at the Franklin Institute as part of our long weekend in Philadelphia. However, I have to say we were slightly disappointed. I think that the price of admission was a lot compared to what we got. Many of the...More

Thank JennM1980
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I spent over 2 hours at this wonderful science museum. So much to see and do. Interactive. Highly recommend this Museum. Great place to bring kids.

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is great for everyone! It has tons of hands on exhibits and a two story heart that you can walk through. It also has a 4-D theater and planetarium.

Thank betsyprice83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interactive and tons to explore/learn and play in. I wish we took the whole day to spend here (open to close). There are a few activities that cost extra throughout that you can easily get away with not doing (and still have an amazing...More

Thank PSLLeanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large museum, perfect for families with kids between 4 and 70. Many touch exhibits. Enjoyed the rooftop telescope and chance to see "sunspots, or flairs". Steam train exhibit favorite of the day. Many school and camp groups, so if you don't like excitable, screaming, laughing...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Franklin Institute is full of history. It is a very wonderful place to visit. I would definitely go again.

Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have loved going here from when I was a little kid thru adulthood. It is so much fun plus you learn so much . I have so many great memories there. Love it.

Thank R1073KXmargaretk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my family to the Franklin Institute while visiting family in the Philadelphia area and it was just like being a kid again. My children had an amazing time! Their were so many exhibits for the kids to interact with covering different aspects of...More

Thank Mriese2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GrandMa and GrandPa had a great time with the Grandkids at the Franklin Institute in Philly today! We spent over 3 hours learning about Electricity, Trains, outer space, neurons and the Brain, Planetarium. and had excellent food! Chicken fingers, fries, terrific pizza(!), and chicken salad!...More

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Charles T
27 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
21 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