General Admission Hours
Open daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm.
Special Exhibit Hours
Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 8 pm (last entry at 6:30 pm).
Friday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm (last entry at 7pm).
Science Museum Pricing
Child (3-11): $19
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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.
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The Franklin Institute gets LOUD, with a special night of programming that looks at what makes us happy and proud. Join us as we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month with dancing, science, and revelry spread out across the museum for you to explore!
Season 2: Love, Sex & Relationships
The story of human connection starts with primal biological systems. But how do we really understand what brings us together, keeps us together, and drives us apart? In our brand-new season, we'll talk to experts in evolution, psychology, public health, technology, media, and more to explore the science of love, sex, and relationships in the 21st century.
GSK Science in the Summer is a FREE program inviting 2nd-6th graders to play the role of biologists as they solve a mystery at a troubled fishery, uncover ancient fossils, plan the perfect plant habitat, and lend a hand to threatened hummingbirds.
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The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2022! Please join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements!.
Hey Philly! Our teams created fun designs (in 7 languages!) to help our neighbors get simple, accurate information. It's part of the nationwide initiative “Communities for Immunity,” made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. www.phila.gov/vaccine