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The Franklin Institute In Philadelphia

One of the first hands-on museums in the country when it opened in 1934, The Franklin Institute is features amazing science and technology exhibits. The museum keeps alive the innovative spirit of Benjamin Franklin through interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and two theaters, including an IMAX theater. Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations, check out awe-inspiring science shows and learn about Philadelphia's most noted resident at the Benjamin Franklin Memorial.


Prices -

 Adults: $19.95, Children (3-11): $15.95, Children (under 3): Free

Hours -

 Open Daily: 9:30 am-7:00 pm


  • Passport to the Universe
  • Night Skies in the Observatory
  • Science After Hours


  • Exhibits
  • IMAX Movies
  • Planetarium
  • Kids Programs
  • Gift Shop
  • Café


  • Is there an IMAX at the Franklin Institute?

    Yes. The Tuttleman IMAX® Theater at the Franklin Institute is a unique domed theater measuring over 70 feet across and 4.5 stories tall. Unlike traditional domed theaters, the Tuttleman screens are tilted at 30° along with encompassing 180° of your surroundings.
  • Can you rent out the Franklin Institute for private events?

    Yes. The Franklin Institute includes several spaces available for a variety of event and meetings. The Institute features modern meeting spaces that are perfect for conferences—large and small. With its captivating and historical significance, it also is the ideal backdrop for weddings, birthday parties and special events.

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