The Franklin Institute


  • Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

How many times can you walk through the Giant Heart in one visit? Come find out! Plus, explore 11 Franklin Institute - Image for Web Profileother hands-on science exhibits including Your BrainSpace CommandThe Train Factory, and more!

Catch a film on the 5-story tall IMAX® theater, have a multi-sensory experience in the 3D Theater, or travel to faraway galaxies in the Planetarium. See explosive live science shows, take a ride on the indoor SkyBike, and more—be sure to visit The Brain Bar where you can touch a real (plastinated) human brain.

Get social with us! Tweet us at @thefranklin, share pics with us on Instagram, @franklininsitute & become a FAN on Facebook to stay connected with all things science in Philadelphia!  Check out The Franklin Institutes website here!

Please note:  The Franklin Institute is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, April 23, 2015, and April 21, 2016. This pass is valid Monday – Thursday from 9:30 am – 5 pm for General Admission access to The Franklin Institute only. Special exhibits, attractions, IMAX and 3-D Theater are not in
cluded, but can be added on-site for an additional fee. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Limit one admission per pass holder.


20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Bus service to The Franklin Institute is available via SEPTA bus routes 32, 33, and 38. For driving directions and parking information, click here.


The Franklin Institute’s cafeteria-style eatery is a lively, sun-filled place for a family meal. Franklin Foodworks occupies a grand space with spectacular views of Swann Fountain. Additionally, Franklin Foodworks Express offers a full range of snacks and beverages on the go. It’s the perfect place to quickly refuel and refresh during your visit to The Franklin Institute.


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