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 & more.
Explore the “heart” of The Franklin Institute!
Learn about Philadelphia's most famous citizen at Pennsylvania's most visited museum.
Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in our awe-inspiring planetarium.
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 a unique snapshot of aircraft history. One of the only steel aircraft ever built and flow, it's been a fixture at The Franklin Instiute for years. If you’re in the area, stop by The Franklin Institute to see it in front of the building on 20th Street. Learn about the history of the Budd BB-1 Pioneer Aircraft and how we worked to restore it.