Founded in 1824, this Philadelphia institution at 20th & the Parkway features three floors of interactive science exhibitions, a Planetarium, 3D and IMAX Theaters all with the goal of inspiring a passion for learning about science and technology in everyone! Host to traveling exhibitions like Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs, now open thru April 15, 2012; The Dead Sea Scrolls, May 12-October 14, and opening in November, back by popular demand, Titanic: The Exhibition.
All exhibitions are adult-friendly, plus, see a movie in our Tuttleman IMAX Theater! Visit our site for the full schedule of evening programming including night time observatory opportunities and lectures.
Exhibitions: The Franklin Institute is home to three floors of interactive exhibitions, and plays host to some of the most popular traveling exhibitions in the world! Watch for the latest exhibition schedule on www.fi.edu.
Lectures: The Franklin Institute hosts lectures and panel discussions on hot topics in science, including medicine and astronomy.
Community/public events: Check The Franklin Institute’s event calendar often. Highlights include Heart Health activities in February, the annual Spring Training Day to mark the start of baseball season in March, and a celebration of National Astronomy Day in late April. There is always something new happening!
Facility Rental/Weddings: With its breathtaking spaces and stimulating environment, The Franklin Institute is the key to an event that is truly “electrifying.”
Birthday Parties: Make your child’s birthday a sensational adventure in science!
Summer Camps: Discovery Camp offers hands-on science exploration to campers during themed weekly sessions.
School’s Out Camp: A great opportunity for your young scientists to learn something on their days off. Programming offered on holidays like President’s Day and Columbus Day.
Pre-school activities: Learn more about The Franklin Institute’s partnership with PNC.
Special kid-friendly exhibits: All of The Franklin Institute’s exhibitions are kid friendly with interactive science lessons design for the kid in all of us!
Overnight Camp-In: Sleep Over at The Franklin Institute! A must-do for all families!
Homeschool Workshops: Allow our museum educators the opportunity to teach your homeschoolers special lessons in science.
Members & Children under 3
Traveling exhibitions fees are in addition to the listed prices, and are available at a discount to Franklin Institute members.
Special exhibitions have evening hours, as does the Tuttleman IMAX Theater. Night Skies in the Observatory (second Thursday of the month), lectures, panel discussions, Camp-in overnight program for kids.
Plan your trip with our online Field Trip Planner!
The Sci-Store carries fun and educational science toys you can’t find in regular stores, plus a vast collection of books and collectables.
Opportunities available in museum programs, marketing, development and many other departments.