Please note: The walk-through Giant Heart experience will be unavailable from January 21st - February 7th.
The rest of the exhibit will be unaffected, remaining open and available for you to explore!
For more than half a century, walking through the Giant Heart has been a rite of passage for children in Philadelphia. No visit to The Franklin Institute would be complete without visiting the icon that generations love with all their hearts! Discovery more about the human heart as you explore this 5,000 square foot exhibition.
You'll gain new insights into public health issues, crawl through a giant artery, and marvel at the size of a whale heart. This exhibit is a celebration of the heart—inside the human body and inside The Franklin Institute—and we think you’ll love it with all your heart, too!
Things to Do and See in The Giant Heart
Walk Through the Giant Heart
Two-stories high, this heart would be the accurate size for a 220-foot tall person.
Crawl Through an Artery
Pretend you're a blood cell navigating through 8-foot long clear and clogged arteries.
Investigate the Spiral of Animal Hearts
Find out how the size of a human heart compares to that of a bird, gorilla, or elephant.