Explore the “heart” of The Franklin Institute!
Learn about Philadelphia's most famous citizen at Pennsylvania's most visited museum.
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.
Spend fun-filled days exploring the museum's iconic exhibits and performing hands-on experiments with our trained counselors!
If you don’t see Star Wars here, you aren’t getting the full picture. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing at the Tuttleman IMAX® Dome Theater on IMAX® 70mm film! We are one of 20 theaters worldwide that is showing the movie in 70mm IMAX® film format. Buy IMAX® tickets now for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in our awe-inspiring planetarium.
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.
Put some steam in your engine!