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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.


    Effective Wednesday, September 8, 2021, our operating hours in the fall will be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

    Events at The Franklin Institute
    Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition
    The Franklin Institute
    February 13th, 2021 - November 28th, 2021


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