The Philadelphia Science Festival returns this spring to educate, inspire, and engage the region with the science and technology that surrounds our everyday world. Organized and led by The Franklin Institute, in collaboration with 200 of the region’s premier science, cultural, and educational establishments, the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival offers more than 80 events over nine days in communities all across the region.
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!
As the global community continues its steady march upwards in annual greenhouse gas emissions, many of us are left wondering, “What more can I do?” One palatable solution might just be adjusting our daily diet.
For 194 years (77 years longer than the Nobel Prizes), The Franklin Institute has been recognizing scientists and engineers who changed our lives. Our lives would not be the same without this year’s recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medals in Science and Engineering.
This year, The Franklin Institute recognizes biogeochemist Susan Trumbore for her work in advancing the understanding of how anthropogenic emissions are altering the natural carbon cycle.
The long, distinguished history of The Franklin Institute Awards Program dates back to 1824. Learn more about some of our notable laureates.
Move over, Stonehenge. You’re not the only place where the rising sun combines with architecture to create a stunning visual phenomenon.
It may seem counterintuitive, but while the globe continues to warm, erratic cold snaps at the middle latitudes may actually become more frequent.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its approval of the first blood test for diagnosing concussions. How does this new test work, and what promise does it hold?
For humans, navigating the dating scene to find a mate is tricky enough. It’s even tougher for a male Australian redback spider—80% of males never find a mate.
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.
Experience the thrill of escape and the excitement of adventure in the all-new Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute. Using the most advanced cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring immersive design, Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute will transport guests to one of two fantastical worlds where a series of clues, codes, puzzles, and tasks lead teams to achieve an ultimate goal before time runs out!
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.