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    The Franklin Institute

    The Franklin Institute

    20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Tuesday May 21st 2019 to Thursday December 31st 2020

    • Sundays

      10:00am to 6:00pm

    • Wednesdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Thursdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Fridays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Saturdays

      10:00am to 6:00pm

    Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country.


    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.

    The Institute offers 13 permanent exhibitions, including The Giant Heart and Your Brain, as well as rotating special exhibitions. The institute also offers many options, including The Fels Planetarium and Tuttleman IMAX theatre.


    Closed Monday and Tuesday


    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Time slots may sell out; if sold out, early admission will not be allowed.

    Accessibility Information

    For more information on accessibility, please visit our website,, then go to Plan You Visit and click on accessibility.
    $23 - $35

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