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    The Franklin Institute

    20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    The Franklin Institute is known for blockbuster exhibits, one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences, and a growing roster of evening events for adults. The walk-through Giant Heart, SportsZone, and Your Brain exhibits are favorites. Admission includes a show in the famous Fels Planetarium!


    Founded in honor of America's first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to create a passion for learning about science and technology.


    • General Admission – this ticket will give you access to all 11 permanent Franklin Institute exhibition galleries such as Your Brain, The Giant Heart and Sir Isaac’s Loft.  In addition, all General Admission tickets come with access to the Fels Planetarium.
    • Special Exhibit – this ticket will give you access to all 11 permanent exhibition galleries, the Fels Planetarium PLUS a ticket to one of our limited engagement Special Exhibitions. In order to limit capacity and reduce crowd pressure inside of our Special Exhibits, we ask that you choose a specific date and time of your visit. Since Special Exhibit tickets include General Admission access, we only require that you choose a time for the Special Exhibit.  You may visit the permanent exhibition galleries any time you choose.


    For all attractions by the Franklin Institute, visit the Franklin Institute’s organization page.


    This space is available for rent.  Visit for more info.


    **Due to recent COVID-19 restrictions, The Franklin Institute will be closed until January 1, 2021**

    Events at The Franklin Institute
    Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition
    The Franklin Institute
    February 13th, 2021 - July 18th, 2021


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