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The Franklin Institute

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Neighbourhood: City Center West
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Address: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
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+1 215-448-1200
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The...

Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. The museum is known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. Today, the Institute 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.

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This is a full day experience with a mix of fun and education together. You will hardly know how much you are learning while you are having so much fun! Many of the rooms do not... read more

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a full day experience with a mix of fun and education together. You will hardly know how much you are learning while you are having so much fun! Many of the rooms do not change but have expanded since parents were kids, and with recent donations, additional rooms have opened up for even more family fun! This museum... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking a 10 year old for a 2 day saturation of the robots, dinosaurs and lots of permanent exhibits was a total joy. There is not one boring corner in the Franklin.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cost was very high. No Student or Senior Citizen Rates. Young lady who sold the tickets was RUDE. Many of the attractions were not in working order. Not much to see for the price. We have been to similar Institutes/Museums in the U.S., this one was definitely a disappointment.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My grandson and I have spent many hours here exploring the museum, the planetarium, the sports section, Imax and all the exhibitions. Always something new to see. Can't say enough good things about it, but never ever go on a holiday. So crowded with strollers and wheelchairs (shows grandparents like it too) that you can't really see all the exhibits.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Franklin Institute is a. Great museum for both kids and adults. There is both history and science and the traveling exhibits that they host are top quality. Plan to spend at least a half day here, or more, if you go.

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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took our twin 7 year old grandchildren on MLK day. Recommend to purchase tickets online. Their parking lot is tight. We did both JW and Robots were enjoyable. A large amount of hands on exhibits for the kids throughout. Plan to spend most of the day to see it all.

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you don't love science this may hook you. I wish I had more time to spend there. Bought some fun shirts, which I usually don't do. Picked up gifts for everyone there.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I learned a lot in a short time at this museum. I went on a Sunday and it was packed. If there were less people I would have been able to see more. I did do the Jurassic world exhibit which was done very well. One of the better dinosaur exhibits I have seen. I also went to the IMax... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was out standing they say 3 hours to complete but I say all day. Fun for kids from 1 to 100. Plenty of hands on experiences.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went January 14 to see the dinosaur exhibit. It was excellent. Many of the exhibits throughout are broken. We did however enjoy it. My boys loved it. The cost for my wife and two boys was $129.00. A bottle of water was $3.29. It was $25.00 for a photo of the family at Juraissic Park Exhibit. The parking fee... More 

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