The Franklin Institute is an impressive and welcoming venue for all your events and meetings.
The Franklin Institute, founded in 1824, opened its home on the Parkway in 1934. This fine example of neoclassical architecture, with its grand halls and lobbies, is complemented by an avant garde wing housing the Bartol Atrium, Mandell Center exhibits and Tuttleman IMAX Theater, added in 1990. Philadelphia’s most visited museum, the Institute is dedicated to creating in visitors of all ages a passion for learning about science and technology through an exciting variety of experiences. Its range of fascinating interactive exhibits and fully-equipped theaters make it a unique setting for meetings and parties, from an intimate gathering of 5 to extraordinary mega-events with 5,000 guests. The Sales and Catering Department will help you plan your memorable event and suggest vendors that can assist in making your evening or daytime event special.