Live Science Shows for Groups

Live Science Demo in the Atrium at The Franklin Institute

Book your best group visit ever!  We can’t wait to host your next outing here at The Franklin Institute and will work hard to make it a memorable experience.  

There are a few ways to start planning or make a reservation:

  • Phone – call us at 215-448-1200 (prompt 3), Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Email –
  • Online – click the “Book Now” button below.  You will receive a confirmation within two business days.

If you still have questions, call us directly and our team of experts will be thrilled to help you start planning!

At this time, Group Visits and Field Trips are limited. Please contact us for further information.

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Watch our staff scientists demonstrate science in action!  Live-Science Shows are some of the best ways for people to see experiments and demonstrations of how science is impacting our everyday lives.   

All shows are approx. 20 minutes and take place in the Musser Demonstration Theater. Best of all: The Franklin Institute is happy to tailor most shows to students’ grade level.

Cost: $5.00 per person for groups of 15 or larger, plus the cost regular museum admission to enter the museum. The daily schedule varies. Check the Daily Programs & Shows handout when you arrive for times and locations.

  • Grades PreK-12, Ongoing

    Take part in some chilling science! See how the ultra-cold temperature of liquid nitrogen changes the ways that familiar materials behave. In this high-energy show, students join science interpreters in experiments with solids, liquids, and gases.

    This live science show meets curriculum standards for:

    Physical Science Logo Physical Science 
  • Grades 3-8, School Year Show

    Explore the concepts of work and the physics of motion in this dynamic live show. Students will discover that an object does not have to be complicated to be a machine—it just needs to perform work.

    This live science show meets curriculum standards for:

    Physical Science LogoPhysical Science


    Engineering and Technology LogoEngineering, Technology & Applications
  • Grades 2-8, School Year Show

    Everything in life uses chemistry! In this vibrant and dynamic show, students will experience what it takes to create some of the different chemical reactions that impact their life today. This show is sure to end with a BANG!

    This live science show meets curriculum standards for:

    Physical Science LogoPhysical Science
  • Grades 3-12, School Year Show

    Today we’re paying more attention to the weather than ever before. In this show, students will learn the three main ingredients that create weather, as well as some strategies to adapt to the ever changing climate around us.

    This live science show meets curriculum standards for:

    Earth and Science LogoEarth & Space Sciences



  • Discover the science behind fireworks and experience what makes them colorful, sparkle, and deliver a boom. Uncover the science of pyrotechnic explosions!

    Begins June 27, 2020