Franklin Fright Weekend

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

  • Families
  • Members
  • Public

Spooky science, scary live shows, and other frightfully fun yet family-friendly festivities take over The Franklin Institute during Franklin Fright for one weekend only, October 27 & 28.

Escape the cobwebs, eerie music and other surprises as you tour through the haunted Giant Heart. Explore our “Witches Kitchen” and dare to touch the mysterious contents of the Halloween Feel Box. Plus, experience Halloween-themed hands-on activities—like make your own slime and trick-or-treat pins, plus ghostly smoke-filled bubbles to bounce. Our Live Science Shows turn scary, and the eye dissections become spooky—all ending with a festive costume parade and a hair-raising ball pit ball explosion!

Franklin Fright activities include: 

  • Make your own slime and LED trick-or-treat pins

  • Spooky eye and heart dissections

  • Ghostly smoke-filled bubbles to bounce

  • Make “bloody” handprints on color-changing paper

  • Walk through the iconic and haunted Giant Heart

  • Tour our “Witches Kitchen” with a Halloween Feel Box

  • Glow-in-the-dark blacklight karaoke

  • Spooky storytime in the Train Factory

  • The science of fear in Your Brain.

  • Plus, a costume parade and a hair-raising ball pit ball explosion FINALE!

Ticket Prices:

Free with General Museum Admission

Costumes are encouraged, masks and weapons are prohibited.