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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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Jurassica world

Great exhibition, everything was very life like. I felt like i was in the movie. I would suggest everyone who likes the movies to take the opportunity to check it out.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great exhibition, everything was very life like. I felt like i was in the movie. I would suggest everyone who likes the movies to take the opportunity to check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I received tickets to The Franklin Institute and Jurassic World exhibit as part of our "Visit Philly Overnight" package. We were a little concerned as we weren't sure if the museum was geared more towards children, but we were pleasantly surprised. The Jurassic World exhibit was FANTASTIC! 100% worth the money. It was thrilling! Exciting and lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the Jurassic exhibit and it was a lot of fun. The architecture of the museum is great and a huge statue of Ben in the entrance hall is striking. Enjoyed our visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a ripoff the robot exhibition is! This is an overpriced, lame and small exhibition. Half of the robots were broken or like the signs euphemistically said "recharging" or "taking a brake". The other half are static robots with a screen next to them on which they show how it functions. You can see better videos of robots on youtube.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robot and Jurassic exhibits in town HAD to take the grandboy Perfect day with the special attractions AND the all-the-time viewing Fun,interesting,educational too 2 thumbs up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Philly specifically for the Jurassic World exhibit. It was truly a spectacular exhibit and it was as fully immersive as it could be. The dinosaurs looked amazing and the plot of the exhibit-the reason to keep the visitors moving from dinosaur to dinosaur-was very good. It was like we got to live the movies and for someone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a fun day here. The Jurassic World exhibit was awesome! They did a great job with it and I definitely recommend you see it. (It is an extra fee on top of the museum price - but worth it!) Most of the exhibits throughout the museum are interactive and good for curious minds of all ages. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the traffic heading to the Franklin Institute on a sunny Sunday one might think that the Franklin Institute is the best attraction in town. In a way it is. Where can you look at or study over a dozen permanent scientific exhibits relating to human exceptionalism and an equally great variety of topical shows than at this science mecca,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going to the Franklin Institute. It's always fun, no matter what age I am. Some things are more child like but most activities anyone can take part in. I got up the courage to try the Skybike as an adult and it was scary but worth it. Love the heart and the airplane room. The only thing I wished... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pretty much there for the Jurassic World exhibit, but we did spend a little bit of time in the museum. I liked the fact that it wasn't overly expensive and that our exhibit tickets included the museum as well. Will go back again!

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