Franklin Frost

Franklin Frost at The Franklin Institute

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Friday, November 25, 2022 - 9:30am to Monday, January 2, 2023 - 5:00pm

Join us at Franklin Frost,the premier Franklin Institute Holiday Celebration featuring our26-foot-tall celestial-themed tree, three unique train setsand multiple photo opportunities for you to discover! 

Enter Celestial Village in historic Pepper Hall and Patent Library to find our Aurora Mountain train display and the Franklin Frost Card Factory for creating personalized holiday cards to take home and mail to loved ones. Stand inside a  Giant Holiday Card, shrink down for a fun Self-on-a-Shelf  photo-op, then explore other fun activities in the Frost Maze. 

Explore Big Chill Valley, our largest train display featuring three trains loops and over 150 feet of track. And, no visit to The Franklin Institute would be complete without a trip to our Train Factory Exhibit featuring our Baldwin 60,000 Locomotive with festive décor.  

The fun never stops at Franklin Frost, the perfect family holiday tradition!  

Franklin Frost runs every day from November 25 - January 2 during regular operating hours and is included with museum admission!  

Please Note: 

  • Celestial Village is open from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm on Saturdays & Sundays only, plus Friday, November 25th and Monday-Friday, December 26-31. 
  • The Franklin Institute is closed on December 24th, 25th and January 1st.   

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