Ben’s Birthday Bash

Image of Benjamin Franklin Statue

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm


The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Members
  • Public

Happy Birthday Ben! Celebrate Philadelphia’s favorite founding father and our very own namesake on his 313th birthday. 

The Franklin Institute’s birthday bash for Ben promises to be a festive event featuring hands-on programming, science demos, and the debut of three Franklin-related artifacts from the Institute’s collections, that have never before been on public display. 

Snap a selfie in front of the 20-foot Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, take part in hair-raising electricity experiments, and listen to the ethereal sounds of Franklin’s favorite musical instrument—the glass armonica.

Did you know Ben Franklin had two birthdays? Read more on this and other Ben’s Birthday facts on our website.  

Included with general museum admission