The Franklin Institute

Science Museum
222 N 20th St (at Winter St)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-1200
Monday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday
9:30am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Walk through the human heart
  • One of Americas oldest centers of science education, visitors can learn how to handle and control a real jet, walk through a giant heart and experience the law of center of gravity aboard Sky Bike.
  • President Obama delivers remarks to graduating students of the Science Leadership Academy.
  • watch a movie in the planetarium.
  • Visitors to the Space Command area can interact with 30 exhibits including the Research Station, an 8 foot telescope, and a Remote Command area where you help to track down an unmanned space probe.
  • Don't go without walking through the heart!
  • Even big kids like us love this science museum. We can't get enough of the astronomy tower, IMAX theater, and yes, giant heart. Follow the @phlsciencefest for updates on the frequent events held here!
  • On January 1, 1934, The Franklin Institute Science Museum opened to the public, making it one of the first hands-on science museums in the United States.
  • Opened in 1824, Nikola Tesla demonstrated the first wireless telegraph here in 1884.
  • Great adventure throughout......lots to do and see, great for all ages.
  • Walk through the giant heart at the Franklin Institute.
  • If you like science, you'll be impressed with the awesome exhibits, demonstrations, and other things you'll see!
  • Go there....see everything!!!(such a dork...)
  • Don't go in the IMAX Theater, unless you know it won't make you sick!
  • Comprised of three centers, The Science Center, The Franklin Center, & The Center for Innovation in Science Learning. It also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
  • Bring some hand sanitizer and extra helpings of patience.
  • Even big kids like us love this science museum. We can't get enough of the astronomy tower, IMAX theater, and yes, giant heart. It's also where you'll find many Philadelphia Science Festival events!
  • Check out the planetarium. Its the shit.
  • Watch the video of the open heart surgery!
  • If you don't walk through the heart or get a pic of the Franklin statue, you need to go back.

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