The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

Science Museum · Logan Square
222 N 20th St (at Winter St), Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:00 PM

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    Mii K.
    "Take a hike through the giant heart!"(9 Tips)
    Steve E.
    "free Planetarium shows!"(6 Tips)
    Daniel C.
    "The IMAX theater is amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Pet S.
    "Severely discounted admission 1hr before close!"(4 Tips)
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  • Jeff J.

    This place is fantastic. Plus we are members of the Imagination Station in Toledo, which got us free access and discount tickets on Special Exhibits!

    Jeff Jones · April 2
  • Shane C.

    Don't miss the swinging the pendulum near the stairs! See how many statues of Ben you can find! Bring hand sanitizer!

    Shane Crin · April 1
  • Tanya

    Lots of excellent exhibits, especially the Pixar exhibit!

    Tanya · March 26
  • Mari C.

    The Science Behind Pixar is a fantastic exhibition! Very interactive. We spent 2 hours seeing it. Highly recommended!

    Mari C. · March 25
  • Daniel C.

    The IMAX theater is amazing! I also recommend taking a ride on the sky bike.

    Daniel Copeland-Bloch · February 14
  • Kevin H.

    Even as I grow older, the giant heart never gets old (it just feels smaller!)

    Kevin Haughwout · January 6
  • Markus T.

    A very interesting museum that provides a great experience to folks of all ages!

    Markus Tarjamo · December 8, 2015
  • Tiara A.

    Be a kid for a day. Great place for it

    Tiara Ashley · November 24, 2015
  • I Love Food G.

    I grew up going here. Your kids will like it if you can get them off their iPads.

    I Love Food Guy · September 27, 2015
  • Karen S.

    It's a beautiful place to take the kids but save your pennies before you go. Certain exhibits aren't included in the admission price and it can make for an expensive day. $26 bucks to park!

    Karen Stagemyer · September 2, 2015
  • Greg M.

    The new Brian exhibit is great for kids and adults.

    Greg Maughan · September 1, 2015
  • Kian

    There's always something new to see, you can never go wrong.

    Kian · August 27, 2015
  • ed P.

    Get the combo ticket it's worth the money!

    ed Poprik · August 21, 2015
  • Aaron C.

    Never again. Overrun with unsupervised camp kids. Parking garage is poorly ran. Don't lose your ticket after paying because they won't let you leave even though they're the ones you paid!!

    Aaron C · July 16, 2015
  • Brett G.

    Add this to the list for your Philadelphia visit. It is a must do.

    Brett Garwood · July 11, 2015
  • Evan O.

    Best place ever. Everything was fun there.

    Evan O'Carroll · June 13, 2015
  • Daniel T.

    Great for a lazy Sunday

    Daniel Tewfik · May 18, 2015
  • Glam S.

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    Glam Star · April 22, 2015
  • Emmanuel L.

    So much to do, wish I had allocated more time to do everything. Great museum. Children love this place, so much for them to explore.

    Emmanuel Lucas · April 13, 2015
  • Weston C.

    Museum, interesting, fun for all ages, after hours monthly adult parties

    Weston Chambers · April 1, 2015
  • Jessica W.

    Great special exhibits. Good for small children.

    Jessica Weimar · March 29, 2015
  • sean a.

    So much fun and worth the drive into the city

    sean alvarez · March 29, 2015
  • Luke O.

    Science after dark was wayyy more popular than I would have thought, which is was a pleasant surprise.

    Luke O'Neill · March 16, 2015
  • Norie W.

    Great for kids of all ages!

    Norie Wright · March 9, 2015
  • Rubby C.

    Great for everobody!! Bodys world, your brains, all!! Amazing!! Buy your ticket online.

    Rubby Castro · February 27, 2015
  • Davneet K.

    Lines can be long. Buy tickets online instead. Membership for 2 ppl is only $75 for the year.

    Davneet Kohli · February 18, 2015
  • Liz E.

    Science after hours. Playtime for 21+. Be sure to get a ticket ahead so you don't show up and it's sold out

    Liz Evans · February 13, 2015
  • Gregory G.

    Everything pretty much great place for kids to learn.

    Gregory Grookett · January 17, 2015
  • Jamile S.

    Great for kids!!

    Jamile S Jacobi · December 3, 2014
  • Mazil

    BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out was a bit disappointing. Exhibits themselves were good, but signage and extra information was poorly written and put together. We felt it wasn't worth the entry cost.

    Mazil · November 14, 2014
  • Colleen A.

    They have 21+ events here in the evening and they rule!! Walk through the exhibits with a beer or wine in your hand!!

    Colleen Alexander · November 2, 2014
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    Christian A · October 27, 2014
  • Sunshyne M.

    I love animals inside and out!!

    Sunshyne Monroe · October 1, 2014
  • Mii K.

    Take a hike through the giant heart!

    Mii Kii · September 30, 2014
  • Cinaed G.

    Don't go in the brain if your taller than 4ft. Trust me bad idea.

    Cinaed Gi · September 20, 2014
  • Tim B.

    Free planetarium show with admission!

    Tim Backus · September 13, 2014
  • Randy G.

    Love the machines exhibit.

    Randy Garbin · September 9, 2014
  • Danilo C.

    Danilo Crnogorac [SU2] · September 3, 2014
  • eyuni

    The 101 invention features demo time with Legos!

    eyuni · September 2, 2014
  • Leonard H.

    A fun day out but exhibits lean towards the younger visitors and too many of them aren't working and need repair.

    Leonard Hanson · August 18, 2014
  • Missy N.

    The food court was reasonable and tasty. Love the interactive exhibits and shows. Don't come here first thing, start at noon and stay until after the camp and school groups go home.

    Missy Narkiewicz · August 7, 2014
  • Ed C.

    Parking is dreadfully inadequate, but the museum is awesome!

    Ed Clinton · April 25, 2014
  • Bethysmalls

    I'm a carnivore but the vegan chili is exceptional!

    Bethysmalls · April 19, 2014
  • Brett K.

    This museum has a lot of great exhibits, however, avoid going during school hours or you'll be surrounded by screaming kids

    Brett Kemper · March 26, 2014
  • Tony C.

    Get here's crazy after lunch.

    Tony Costanzo · January 20, 2014
  • Billy G.

    If you have kids, this is a great place to take them. However, if you're looking for a little more "grown up" type of museum, you might want to try the Academy of Natural Sciences.

    Billy Goodheart · January 19, 2014
  • Erica N.

    If the ticket lines are long, you can buy tickets at on your phone. Show your confirmation email at will-call, then print at Information. Saved us at least a half hour of just standing in line.

    Erica Nardello · January 19, 2014
  • Tim P.

    "Pass and Stow" - another clue!

    Tim Pate · January 13, 2014
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    Fireground Communications LLC · December 27, 2013
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    The "cradle of liberty" rocks a food festival, parades, and concerts. Arrive at the Parkway with a hoagie picnic by afternoon to get prime seats for the fireworks. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · September 17, 2013

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