Photo by DARRYL MORAN FOR THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
Photo by DARRYL MORAN FOR THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

The Franklin Institute

Discover something new at The Franklin Institute, where kids and parents can explore the fun side of science through twelve cutting-edge, hands-on exhibitions. Explore the inner workings of the human heart in the two-story longtime favorite "The Giant Heart;" find out what makes your neurons fire in the award-winning "Your Brain;" take a ride on the indoor SkyBike and see explosive, live science shows. Catch a film on the 5-story tall IMAX®, have a multi-sensory experience in the 3D Theater, or travel to faraway galaxies in the Planetarium. 

Special Exhibit: Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor (running September 30, 2017 - March 4, 2018) invites visitors to take a journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history, and explore the enduring mysteries that remain hidden within its depths. This new immersive adaption makes its Northeast U.S. debut in Philadelphia in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute, marking the first time in 30 years the warriors will be on display in Philadelphia.

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor features a rare collection of 10 full-size clay warriors, as well as more than 160 significant artifacts borrowed from the burial complex of China’s First Emperor Qin Shihuangdi. This one-of-a-kind exhibit highlights the ancient science, technology, and engineering knowledge needed to create the statues, their state-of-the-art weaponry, and the enormous underground structure to hold the creations while exploring the larger story of the formation of a unified China, and the culture, craft, and science of one of history’s most monumental endeavors.   

Tickets are available for sale at the Independence Visitor Center. 

Ride the #PhillyPHLASH! The Franklin Institute is conveniently accessible via Stops 7 and 16 on the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop.

Hours

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Daily

Pricing

General Admission

Adults $20.00
Children (Ages 3-11) $16.00

Terracotta Warriors: Daytime Admission

Adults $35.00
Children (Ages 3-11) $30.00

Terracotta Warriors: Evening Admission

Adults $20.00
Children (Ages 3-11) $15.00

Location

222 North 20th Street
19103 Philadelphia , PA
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