Polar Express Day

Polar Express Day

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


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

Relive the magic and wonder of the timeless classic holiday tale The Polar Express on Saturday, December 14 with activities inspired by the award-winning book and beloved film.  Let your imagination soar as you climb aboard the authentic Baldwin 60,000 locomotive for a guided storytelling experience. Understand steam vs. diesel and how trains move, the harmonics of sleigh bells, and why no two snowflakes are alike—plus more holiday-related science happenings and screenings of The Polar Express.

ALL ABOARD! Polar Express Day activities include:

- Guided experience aboard the iconic 60,000 Baldwin Locomotive in The Train Factory

- Train science activities

- Activities that explore the science of snowflakes and sound

Screenings of The Polar Express in Franklin Theater

- Plus, children are invited to wear pajamas for a truly festive experience and a $2 holiday discount off their general museum admission ticket. 

Location: Museum-wide including The Train Factory

Included with General Museum Admission