Happy Birthday Ben! Celebrate Philadelphia’s favorite founding father and our very own namesake on his 313th birthday.
What would you do for the throne? Brace yourself for the fiercest fantasy adventure yet as you step back in time to experience the medieval period in an evening unlike any other.
Federal Employees Visit for Free
For the Duration of the Government Shutdown
The Franklin Institute is offering free general admission to all employees of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown, plus up to three additional guests.
Eligible employees will be asked to show their government ID at the museum ticketing desk. The special exhibition Vikings: Beyond the Legend and all IMAX® films are an additional fee.
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.
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.