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9:30am – 5:00pm
*Last admission at 3:00pm. (Sunday-Wednesday)
Evening Hours Thursday - Saturday
*Last admission at 5:30pm
Daily Hours (General Museum Admission Included)
10:00 am–5:00 pm*
*Last admission at 3:00pm.
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.
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Our Lost Egypt exhibition will take you on an immersive quest for knowledge revealing how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. It features human and animal mummies, scans, and forensic facial reconstructions. Buy Tickets Now
The Franklin Institute presents an all-new high-profile speaker series designed to spotlight the most talked about and most highly-debated scientific issues facing our world today.
If you don’t see Star Wars here, you aren’t getting the full picture. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing at the Tuttleman IMAX® Dome Theater on IMAX® 70mm film! We are one of 20 theaters worldwide that is showing the movie in 70mm IMAX® film format. Buy IMAX® tickets now for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Curious about what the weather was like in Philadelphia years ago? Our historical weather data offers a look back in “weather time” and is updated monthly to capture new information collected from our rooftop weather station.
Opens March 12, 2016
Learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by some of Pixar's most treasured films.