The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the country. The Franklin Institute Science Museum continues to offer new and exciting access to scientific knowledge and technology for adults and children alike.
The Museum is spread out on four floors with each section focusing on a different scientific area.
The museum showcases Franklin’s discovery of electricity and its use in the modern world. The Changing Earth Exhibit, focuses on the powerful forces of air, water, and land and their effect upon the earth, as well as how humans respond to and interact with these forces. The Giant Heart has been an extremely popular attraction and Philadelphia icon since its opening in 1954. The Sports Challenge is an interactive exhibit that shows the science behind sports with many hands-on activities to try. The Space Command features real space suits and allows visitors to track their houses, in real time, via satellite. The Franklyn Institute also houses The Tuttleman Imax Theater with many interesting Imax movies playing daily. Visitors can spend hours experimenting with the various exhibits.
Visit The Franklin Institute Science Museum for a day of fun, where learning happens through experiencing science and the world around us.
Posted: July 30, 2017
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271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
9:30am to 7:00pm
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Monsey: 2 hours, 10 minutes