The Franklin Institute

Things to Do and See

Catch a Wave & Hang Ten

Test your balance on a moving surfboard without getting wet.

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Deliver a Weather Forecast on TV

Driving rains, heavy snow, extreme heat—step "on camera" and deliver a live TV weather report that impacts people's lives.

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Neural Climb

Scale the 18-foot-tall neural climb!

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Stargaze in the Planetarium

Travel the vast reaches of the universe in our planetarium. With an advanced projection and surround sound system, you’ll have a truly celestial experience in the awe-inspiring dome which measures 60 feet across and four stories tall.

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Test Newton's Laws of Motion

Play with pulleys, prisms, and pendulums that demonstrate Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. Falling objects, chain reactions, and optical illusions bring his laws to life in interactive and interesting ways.

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Walk Through the Giant Heart

Two-stories high, this heart would be the accurate size for a 220-foot tall person.

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