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The Franklin Institute

A leading museum in science and innovation. Premier venue including an awe-inspiring marble rotunda in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial Hall or the intimate Fels Planetarium under the stars.

Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the museum continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. In the spirit ... of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. Why Visit: Explore the wonders of science at The Franklin Institute, from the mysteries of the universe to the intricacies of the human body. Engage with interactive exhibits, witness mind-blowing live science demonstrations, and experience awe-inspiring astronomical presentations in the Fels Planetarium. You’ll also have access to permanent exhibits, a daily roster of shows, screenings, and demonstrations, so check the daily schedule before you arrive. Visit for information about the museum, building map, showtimes, and more. Museum Highlights • Wondrous Space- Journey through the cosmos as you explore this immersive, multisensory, two-story exhibit designed to inspire an excitement for space science. • Live Science Demonstrations- Join TFI in the Demonstration Theater for live shows on the science behind liquid nitrogen, combustion, and electricity. • SportsZone- Hit the turf and experience how sports connect the science of the human body, laws of motion, and technical innovation. • Fels Planetarium- Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in the awe-inspiring Fels Planetarium. Admission & Info: General admission tickets grant access to all of the museum’s permanent exhibits, but special exhibits might require special tickets and timed reservations. Please visit for all up to date ticketing information.

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  • Min Capacity: 51
  • Max Capacity: 10000
  • Onsite AV Available
  • Free Admission
  • Guided Tour Available
  • Bus Parking
  • Group Friendly
  • Onsite Parking
  • Performance Space