The Franklin Institute

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  • 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.


222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
On 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City
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Wed-Fri, 10am-5pm
Sat-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

Advice for Visitors


  • Enhance your visit with live science shows and demonstrations; see details.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Learn about The Franklin Institute's safety guidelines and what to expect on your visit here.


  • 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 ticketing desk.

Accessibility: Click here for information on accessibility.

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