The Franklin Institute


In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X ( if there is availability )
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Cool visitor materials X
Student discount

Science Museum Exhibits
Daily: 9:30AM-5:00PM

Museum Admission includes admission to Museum exhibits, live science demonstrations, and one show in the Fels Planetarium. Admissions to the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater and to Franklin Theater require an additional ticket. Special limited engagement exhibits may also require an additional ticket.

Museum Addmission
Adult: $16.50
Military: $15.50
Child: $12.50
Member : free

There are many additional items available please see the website if you are interested in those prices I have posted the link

Parking in this area can be difficult but the Museum does have its own lot and the prices are pretty reasonable for the area.

The Franklin Institute uses an automated Pay On Foot parking system, so please bring your ticket with you in to the Museum so you can pay for your parking prior to returning to your car at the end of your visit. Pay stations are conveniently located in the Atrium.

The Franklin Institute’s Garage Parking Rates:
Up to 1 hour: $9.00
1-5 hours: $15.00
5-12 hours: $20.00
Max (up to 24 hours):$25.00

The wheels on the bus:

As a student growing up in Philadelphia The Franklin Institute was the long-awaited field trip. The Franklin Institute has so much to offer because of its diverse content. At The Franklin institute incorporates science and history so well. Kids and adults alike have the opportunity to learn something new in an interactive environment. The employees are helpful so take advantage of that. The exhibits are large so in most siutations you do not feel cramped. There is alot of noise at times so if you are sensitive to that it may be an issue.

Larger than Life


An exhibit that will really leave a lasting mark on your mind is the enormous heart. The heart is a great example of the experience that The Franklin Institute has to offer. These exhibits are ideal for kids as well as adults . You are seeing first hand something that keeps you alive every day and as a kid that is an amazing concept to be able to walk through something that is so important.

For the Kid in all of us

The Sports Challenge exhibit is so fun. Ice Skating, Pitching, Rock Climbing and more are broken down for kids in order to provide scientific evidence to improve their abilities in these challenges. This exhibit incorporates everyday activities into learning.

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Big, Tall, Large or Small

The Franklin Institute has kind employees who provide you with an environment to enjoy your self and explore new topics.