Plan your day at The Franklin Institute with our Daily Programs & Shows Schedule. This schedule will show you things to do and see during your visit including live shows, dissections, 3D printing, simulators, movies, & more. Find Out What Is Happening at the Museum Today
Explore the “heart” of The Franklin Institute!
Learn about Philadelphia's most famous citizen at Pennsylvania's most visited museum.
Learn about technology, engineering and design at The Tech Studio. Through machine demonstrations, interactive workshops, and drop-in activities, the Tech Studio encourages new ways of thinking to all who enter.
Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in our awe-inspiring planetarium.
Make a big splash at your next product launch or private screening.
We have fun down to a science! Many visitors tell us that Live Science shows and demonstrations are the most memorable part of their visit.
Want to see it all? Only have a few hours? Plan ahead to make the most of your visit.
The Franklin Institute’s four-story Foucault’s Pendulum mimics an experiment undertaken by French physicist Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault early in 1851. The experiment proved the nature of the Earth’s daily rotation around its axis.
The historic Budd BB-1 Pioneer is returning. If you’re in the area, stop by The Franklin Institute tomorrow to see it. Learn about the history of the Budd BB-1 Pioneer Aircraft and how we worked to restore it.