We invite you to visit The Franklin Institute for free on Community Nights! Doors open at 5:00 pm.
This month we'll be featuring a Brain Safety Fair & FREE bike helmet fitting and giveaway, while supplies last. This event is co-sponsored by MossRehab Hospital and Magee Rehab Hospital in conjunction with the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
An evening dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity among the science and arts community, join us for a very special Pride Month celebration.
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.
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
Our summer day camps allow campers to spend each week exploring the museum, engaging in hands-on science activities, participating in explosive live science shows, and making new friends—all while learning about the lively world of science!
Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon.
The all-new Tech Studio at The Franklin Institute offers hands-on demonstrations in technology, engineering, and design. Tech Studio, engineered in partnership with TE Connectivity, builds the technical and critical thinking skills essential for engineering a sustainable future.
Take a Virtual Reality ride to the Moon. Do a barrel roll and fly upside down. Fly with the Blue Angels in San Francisco. Do all this in our 3 Simulator Experiences inside The Franklin Air Show exhibit.
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.
Take a look at the sun through our historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy (Weather Permitting)