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Disney100: The Exhibition

World premiere exhibition immerses guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling fans since 1923!

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Science After Hours: Spectacular Spectacular - March 31, 2023

Science After Hours is Back!

It’s Lights, Camera, Action as we kickoff the 2023 season of Science After Hours with the return of Spectacular Spectacular, a night of interesting characters, performances, and surprises to delight and excite. Life is a cabaret, and you are invited to Science After Hours: Spectacular Spectacular!

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The 2023 Class of Franklin Institute Awards Laureates

Meet The 2023 Class of Franklin Institute Awards Laureates

The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2023! Please join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week—April 24–27, 2023.

Meet the Laureates

The Road to 2050

Watch our new 6-part documentary series, The Road to 2050!

Expert insights from 32 of the world's top innovators take us on a journey of exploration into the future, covering everything from environmental challenges to off-world expansion and the exciting possibilities of jetpacks and teleportation.

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Plan Your Visit

General Admission Hours

The Franklin Institute is open Monday-Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Closed on April 27, November 23, December 24-25, and January 1, 2024.

Disney100: The Exhibition Hours

Daytime:  Daily 9:30am-5:00pm (last entry ticket 3:30pm)
Evenings: Thursday - Saturday until 8:00pm (last entry ticket 6:30pm)

Science Museum Pricing

Adult: $25
Child (3-11): $21
Members: FREE


Onsite parking is limited, and $20 per vehicle.
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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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Daily Schedule

Our Daily Programs & Shows Schedule lists things to do and see during your visit, including Live Science Shows and Planetarium show times.

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Exhibits & Experiences

The Franklin Institute Awards

Since 1824, The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has honored the legacy of Benjamin Franklin by presenting awards for outstanding achievements in science, engineering, and industry. 


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The Franklin Institute Awards Medal

Benjamin Franklin's United States Flag

The Current: Franklin Institute's Blog
December 20, 2022 | Kara Wexler

When visitors enter Jordan Lobby at The Franklin Institute, they see four flags: the United States flag, the state flag of Pennsylvania, the flag of the City of Philadelphia, and a flag with 13 8-pointed stars and red, white, and blue stripes – the Franklin flag.

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Beyond: The Franklin Institute's Streaming Platform

The Franklin Institute is proud to bring you our new, original digital shows that explore the entertaining side of science and technology. From podcasts to videos, there’s something for everyone.

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The Road to 2050 Act 6: The Final Frontier