The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

3.8
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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  • This past visit I was able to see a sneak peak of the upcoming Cosmos tv series and was thrilled to get insider points of view  more »
  • This place is really average. A beautiful old regal building filled with gimmicky Disneyland style displays lacking any substance. Also went to watch one of the planetarium shows and uppity school.....  more »

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