Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission made astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first people to walk on the moon. We're celebrating with museum-wide lunar events and activities. Join us!
Explore the museum, engage in hands-on science activities, participate in explosive live science shows, and make new friends—all while learning about the lively world of science!
*Due to popular demand, camp capacity has been increased in August! Sign up today!
Best Time to Visit!
Come visit our museum in the afternoon or on a weekend to have an even better, less-crowded experience!
On-Site parking is limited.
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Franklin Institute is located in Center City Philadelphia, at the intersection of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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.
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
The all-new Tech Studio at The Franklin Institute offers hands-on demonstrations in technology, engineering, and design. Tech Studio, engineered in partnership with TE Connectivity, builds the technical and critical thinking skills essential for engineering a sustainable future.
Take a Virtual Reality ride to the Moon. Do a barrel roll and fly upside down. Fly with the Blue Angels in San Francisco. Do all this in our 3 Simulator Experiences inside The Franklin Air Show exhibit.
Avoid long ticketing lines by securing discounted and free tickets in advance. There are no service fees for members! Check in is a breeze when you have your tickets printed, displayed on your smartphone, or waiting for you at will-call.
Purchase tickets or call a membership representative (available daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at 215.448.1200, Option 2.
Take a look at the sun through our historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy