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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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Stargazing at Cherry Springs State Park

The Best Places to Stargaze This Summer

Can you see the stars from your home? If you can't, Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts has got you covered with this list of some of the most breathtaking skies in Pennsylvania.

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So Curious Podcast Season 4: Science of Music - Cover Art

Don't Miss The Franklin Institute's podcast, So Curious!

We all know the feeling of being moved by a song, but have you ever wondered why? In Season 4: The Science of Music, The Bul Bey & Kirsten Michelle Cills will get to the bottom of this mystery! 

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Science After Hours: Summer Ball - June 16, 2023

Science After Hours: Summer Ball
Friday, June 16, 2023

Summer Ball returns for a second year as we turn up the heat -- and the volume -- for a night of programming that reminds you to feel good and love yourself! This is a 21+ event.

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General Admission Hours

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

Closed on 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: Thu - Sat 5:00pm- 8:00pm (last entry ticket 6:30pm)

Science Museum Pricing

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


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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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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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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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