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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...more
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When our grandchildren come to town, they all ask if they can go to The Franklin Institute. There is so much to see, to do and to learn. We didn’t even make it to the third floor, and we were there for several hours. It...More
Good: very hands on. Kids loved seeing themselves as weather news anchors. Loved the Tesla Coil event. Loved the heart and brain. Planetarium show was terrific.
Not so good: $$$. signage unclear. Lots of backtracking. In all fairness caterers were setting up for a big...More
We had family visiting from out West. Trying to come up with something for everyone that shows off the Philadelphia feel was difficult. Throw in kids from 6 to 13 and many things are questioned on their "wow" factor. Once the forecast for rain was...More
Always a fun time. If you have time check out the Imax theater. It's the best in the country. I would try to go on weekday. The weekends get crazy there. Also, parking under the building is expensive. I would try to find parking on...More
We visited with our ten year old granddaughter during MineCraft Days. One ten year old extremely happy! There was so much before and after she did all the MineCraft activities that we spent the entire day and still didn’t see everything.
As you enter a statue of Ben Franklin is in the entryway. Venturing past the statue the direction and choices are endless. When we were there there was a special exhibit around the history of video games which was amazing to see the transition over...More
A true gem, some exhibits were closed,but what was open was really good. It is Science Museum and should be MUST SEE for school and college students. It explains Science in easily understandable terms.
Went here with my two nieces, aged 5 and 7. They enjoyed all of the interactive exhibits, and I did as well. Everything was so carefully and thoughtfully curated, and creatively presented to be interesting to adults and kids. I seriously want to be a...More