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!
Rachel Carson, marine biologist, author and environmentalist, was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. In honor of the 111th anniversary of her birth, we asked The Franklin Institute's Environmental Scientist, Rachel Valletta, to blog about Carson's legacy and the ongoing importance of her work.
So, do you hear Yanny or Laurel? Is the dress blue and black or white and gold? Do you see a duck or a rabbit in the cartoon above? Find out what these phenomena reveal about how our brains work.
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.
Can you imagine being able to remotely measure seismic activity on another planet? NASA’s InSight mission launched this weekend to do just that!
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.