The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Named after Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute houses one of the oldest centers for science and education in the United States. Expansive rooms showcase hands-on science exhibits and interactive displays, such as the electricity display and the Changing Earth exhibit. One of the most striking displays is the Giant Heart, an enormous sculpture of the human heart that you can touch and explore. Try to include the planetarium and IMAX theater in your visit. Check the website for an event calendar and a current list of traveling exhibits. Plan to visit The Franklin Institute during your Philadelphia vacation using our convenient Philadelphia online sightseeing planner .
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  • We visited the Franklin Institute on our visit to Philly. It was great. The kids especially loved it. The new Marvel exhibit was more geared towards the adults but we all loved it.  more »
  • I did not get my admission ticket online but paid at the museum. They had a package with the Marvel exhibit, the iMax theatre and the museum for $45. No senior discount was available. The Marvel exhib...  more »

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