The Franklin Institute

Please note: The first floor of the museum will close at 5:30 pm on Friday 8/6. The entire museum will close at 5:00 pm on Saturday, 8/7, with the last planetarium show at 4:00 pm.
Masks are required for unvaccinated and fully vaccinated guests ages 3. Learn more.

about us


In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.