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Highlights

  • Interact with science team members who will roam the galleries offering science insight, curatorial highlights, and deeper exhibit engagement.
  • Check out hourly Live Science Shows, including Liquid Air Show and Science of Combustion, performed from the PECO Live Science Stage in the Atrium.
  • Watch live dissections take place in The Giant Heart exhibit, projected on the wall for ease of viewing.
  • Enjoy 20,000 square feet of outdoor space for casual seating.

Location

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
On 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City
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Contact

Hours

Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Please note: Hours vary, check website for current hours.

(215) 448-1200
fi.edu

Offers/Upgrades

IMAX Theater: Cost for CityPASS holders: $7. (Additional upgrade charge for major motion picture IMAX films.)

Adventure Flight 4-D & Max Flight Simulators: Cost for CityPASS holders: $7 for a single ride; $12 for two rides; $15 for all three simulators.

Advice for Visitors

Tips:

  • Tuttleman IMAX movies frequently sell out; purchase your tickets in advance at (215) 448-1200 or see details here.
  • Enhance your visit with live science shows and demonstrations; see details.
  • Download The Franklin Institute mobile app to make your visit even better! You'll find exhibit descriptions, daily schedules, navigation and directions, and even virtual reality experiences.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Amenities:

  • Dining: Franklin Foodworks, Franklin Foodworks Express
  • Gift Shop: Sci-Store

Best time to visit: Arrive early on weekends and holidays when it's less crowded. CityPASS holders can check in at the Franklin Membership Desk to skip the main ticket line.

Accessibility: Click here for information on accessibility.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.