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The Franklin Institute Admission Ticket
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The Franklin Institute Admission Ticket
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Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. The museum is known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
City Centre West
+1 215-448-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a lot to see here. You might want to do two days. Lots of excitement for young people. , experimenting, seeing how technology is the world of the future as well of now. Shows in the movie theatre and old and new things...More

Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is filled with interactive exhibits aimed at kids not so much for adults. There’s a walk through heart and a gallery on electricity.

Thank Artlover123456
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I brought my 7 year old daughter and 8 year old son for a visit to the Franklin Institute on Columbus Day. We didn’t have all day to explore due to an appointment nearby at 2:30pm. We arrived shortly before 11:00, purchased our tickets and...More

Thank amyv275
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum/attraction. Ideal for educational purposes for children, but equally good for adults. Helpful staff.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Institute is a must for all lovers of Science! It contains information regarding everything you ever wanted to know about Benjamin Franklin, who was a complete genius. Then, there are separate halls to explore, including ones dedicated to electricity, the brain, the heart and...More

Thank Houlihan2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has its own pay-to-park garage or you can park at metered spaces on the street. There are other parking lots in the area, also.When you pay your admission fee inside the museum, you have many options. There is the basic science museum (which...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great interactive museum. Perfect hands on place for kids or adults. Make sure you plan to stay a few hours and see an imax movie

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This had everything for science and history lovers. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good food. There's too much to do in just one day so you might as well get a pass.

Thank RockinRitaM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When our grandchildren come to town, they all ask if they can go to The Franklin Institute. There is so much to see, to do and to learn. We didn’t even make it to the third floor, and we were there for several hours. It...More

2  Thank annarc6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin was a hero! His brain never stopped. Seeing all that he was involved in was really interesting & thought provoking.

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19 August 2018|
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Response from christinert | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. Both entrances have a flight of steps but I didn’t notice if there was a lift. Sorry not to be more help.
greg b
18 August 2018|
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Response from Cindi M | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Saturday is busier.
Stacey A
20 June 2018|
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Response from Sierra W | Reviewed this property |
Possibly, but give them a call to be definite.