On-Site parking is limited.
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Franklin Institute is located in Center City Philadelphia, at the intersection of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Plan your day at The Franklin Institute with our Daily Programs & Shows Schedule. This schedule will show you things to do and see during your visit including live shows, dissections, 3D printing, simulators, movies, & more.
Members enjoy free admission, discounted exhibition tickets and more.
The Franklin Institute’s very own app is available to download for your iPhone or Android™ device!
Susan Poulton, Chief Digital Office at The Franklin Institute, recalls producing the first ever inter-species online “live chat” with Koko the Gorilla and her caregiver Dr. Penny Patterson twenty years ago as part of a series of internet firsts achieved at AOL (America Online).
Compelling Images of polar wildlife from the lens of National Geographic Photojournalist Paul Nicklen are on display in Polar Obsession, open now through September 3. Nicklen’s stunning images take visitors underwater and across the ice, delivering a unique close-up of wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic.
The Franklin Institute completes its first year-long professional development program for leading educators in the region to deepen their understanding of the science of learning and maximize impact in classrooms, schools, and communities.
If you’ve ever dipped a corner of a paper towel into a liquid and watched the liquid move up through the paper, you’ve seen capillary action. This basic phenomenon that we see in our kitchens every day also underlies what could be the next generation of medical diagnostic devices.
Avoid long ticketing lines by securing discounted and free tickets in advance. There are no service fees for members! Check in is a breeze when you have your tickets printed, displayed on your smartphone, or waiting for you at will-call.
Purchase tickets or call a membership representative (available daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at 215.448.1200, Option 2.
Dive deeper into Benjamin Franklin’s life and science through the museum’s collection of his artistic depictions, original scientific instruments, and more.
Learn more about science of space with our astronomy resources page.
Be sure to get here early to park. Our parking garage is located at 271 N 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19103. Parking spots will fill up quickly.