The Franklin Institute
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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 five-story tall IMAX®, have a multi-sensory experience in the 3D Theater, or travel to faraway galaxies in the Planetarium.

General Admission and special exhibit tickets are available for purchase at Independence Visitor Center.

General Admission
Children (Ages 3 - 11)
As of March 14, 2020
Closed Temporarily

wheelchair-accessibleWheelchair Accessible

service-animalsService Animals Welcome

mothers-roomMother's Room


Franklin Institute

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States


Special Exhibits:
Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

Now open at The Franklin Institute, Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges providing the essential instructions for what you need to know when facing unexpected real-life scenarios.

Now/Next at the Franklin Institute

NOW/NEXT features changing exhibits at The Franklin Institute, fueled by pop culture, emerging trends in science and technology, and the impact of future-forward innovations on our world.