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“a wonderful place to play & learn”

The Franklin Institute
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 April 2012

The Franklin Institute is an absolutely fantastic place to bring kids to learn & have fun at the same time...There are always new exhibits as well as standard ones that have been there for years. Make sure that you walk the kids through the giant heart!

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

My kids (13,11,6) enjoyed the visit very much. the place offers plenty of fun and educational activities for children of all ages.

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Our kids (ages 13, 8, and 2) really enjoyed the museum. The sport challenge area was the older kids' favorite. The planetarium show (Wildest Weather) was good. The adults thought it was okay, maybe geared towards children a little too much - wasn't as good as say the science museum in Chicago.

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This place was great and there's so much to do you could spend the day or more here. Awesome photo ops too. There's everything from working with simple machines, seeing dinosaur bones, exploring sports, how the body works, learning about motion, how the eye works, and so much more.

Thank GeorgiaStarry
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This a museum that wants you to touch, use, and think about their exhibits. It is for all ages, 1 year to 101. They have special exhibits that come and go, but the real meat of the museum is all the hands on learning exhibits available. We go for the special traveling exhibits, but spend most of the time enjoying their ever evolving constant themed exhibits. Don't miss the walk through heart. Parking is an elevator away, under the museum. The train is another easy way to arrive. Signs are posted in the city to get you there, and to any other museum in the area. i went as a child on school field trips and have gone as a parent too. it is always a new and learning experience.

Thank jenw43
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