Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition

Now Open!
World Premiere Exhibition at The Franklin Institute




For over a century, Crayola has sparked imagination and ignited creativity all over the world. Best known for their iconic box of crayons, the spectrum of Crayola products is rooted in innovation and invention. Discover the next evolution of Crayola ingenuity in the blockbuster museum experience, Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition.  

In its exclusive, limited run in Philadelphia, the exhibition will inspire visitors of all ages to develop and expand their creative skills through a multitude of activities that will stimulate the senses while empowering creativity and imagination.  

Crayola IDEAworks showcases the ways that anyone can be creative. By combining one’s strengths and increasing self-confidence, anyone can create the ultimate opportunity to display ingenuity, inspiration, and expressiveness.     

Featuring a fusion of cutting-edge technology with state-of-the-art exhibits, Crayola IDEAworks sets the new standard for an interactive educational entertainment.

Families of all ages, you don’t want to miss your chance to dive into your tailored experience at Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition. 

Creativity is innately inside all of us—we just need to ignite it! 

Students of all skill levels and interests will find a way to sharpen their unique talents as they innovate, invent, and influence their way through the IDEA Workshop. Make the most of your visit with this downloadable Educator Guide.

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition closes July 18, 2021.

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition

Exhibition Highlights:

  • State-of-the-art RFID wristbands will capture attendee’s interaction throughout the exhibition in a customized experience, unique to each guest.
  • Each activity—spanning land, sea, and space—will key in on guest’s design-thinking skills and enable their unique abilities to explore solutions and overcome challenges. Just a few of these exciting activities include:
    • Design a ball that works for astronauts in low gravity at the Mars Station’s Space Sportsplex.
    • Work together with fellow creatives to design a series of homes that can withstand the dynamic environment of the Colorverse.
    • At the Sea Soundscape, collaborate with other guests on an interactive keyboard to add sounds to a damaged coral reef, while a reactive 3D projection shows that we can work together to restore ecosystems.
  • This vibrant exhibition features a combination of thoughtful digital interactive exhibits which provide a multigenerational vivid experience.
  • Each interactive is designed to explore the creative problem-solving process and allows visitors to strengthen their unique skills. 


Tickets + Information

Hours: Wed-Fri 10AM-5PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-6PM
Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended for all guests, including Members. Last entry at 3PM Wed-Fri & 4PM Sat-Sun.
General Museum Admission is included.
Child (3-11)
Member Tickets (Ages 3+)
General Museum Admission is included.

Group Reservations

Groups pricing rates are valid for groups of 15+
At this time, Group Visits and Field Trips are limited. Please contact us at 215-448-1200 for further information.