Attractions - Museums

The Franklin Institute


Discover something new at The Franklin Institute, where kids and parents will laugh and learn together through innovative, explosive, interactive science exhibitions that spark curiosity and creativity. Let your imagination soar when you climb into a fighter jet; get your blood pumping in an exhibition about the science of sports; and take a journey through a giant two-story human heart. From tectonic plates to the starry skies, your family will be inspired to explore the world around you. It all begins at The Franklin Institute — where science comes to life.

Traveling with a group? The Franklin Institute will work with you to make your perfect travel itinerary. Plus! Groups save over 35% on ticket prices!

Call: 215.448.1200 (Option 3) from 9:00AM-5:00PM, weekdays or email: to find out about special rates and discounts!

Please Note: view the latest attraction updates and visitor safety measures on Franklin Institute Science Museum's website HERE

This attraction is on the Philly Phlash route!

The Philly Phlash is a quick, inexpensive, and easy trolley to key destinations throughout Center City. For $2 per ride (or free with select SEPTA passes), hop on and off popular stops for easy and convenient transportation to the city's most popular sites. More information >>>

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 1.34 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.26 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.84 miles


Venue Amenities

  • Exclusive Caterer
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Onsite AV Available

Facility Amenities

  • Onsite Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bus Parking
  • Comp for Guides
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Onsite Parking

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly
  • 215.448.1200

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC AmEx
  • Payment Option CC Discover
  • Payment Option CC Mastercard
  • Payment Option CC Visa


Venue Capacity

  • 10000


Hours Sun

  • 10 AM to 5 PM

Hours Wed

  • 10 AM to 5 PM

Hours Thurs

  • 10 AM to 5 PM

Hours Fri

  • 10 AM to 5 PM

Hours Sat

  • 10 AM to 5 PM


Facility Amenities

  • Guided Tour Available

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the most captivating, historical, and inspiring venues to plan your wedding, conference, special event, and so much more! Providing a charming backdrop, The Franklin Institute is certain to leave you with memories you will never forget. Plan the wedding of your dreams and celebrate your special day surrounded by beauty and elegance. Book your corporate event or meeting and spark the creative imagination of your employees. Provide the ideal environment for conference attendees to focus on meeting objectives—with indoor and outdoor settings to meet your needs no matter how great or small. No matter what the occasion, The Franklin Institute’s unique and exquisite beauty leaves a lasting impression that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime. 

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