As part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, we tell the story of Nikola Tesla's 1893 visit to The Franklin Institute.
Forensic science meets the classic murder mystery game in this evening of whodunit, with what, and where.
Best Time to Visit!
Come visit our museum in the afternoon or on a weekend to have an even better, less-crowded experience!
On-Site parking is limited.
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Franklin Institute is located in Center City Philadelphia, at the intersection of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Plan your day at The Franklin Institute with our Daily Programs & Shows Schedule. This schedule will show you things to do and see during your visit including live shows, dissections, 3D printing, simulators, movies, & more.
Floating bubbles, bubble snakes, CO2 “boo” bubbles, body bubbles and bubbly concoctions! POP on by for BUBBLES of FUN!
FREE with General Museum Admission
Save up to 25%! Perfect for parties and team-building exercises, our escape rooms are a “must-do” for friends, families, groups, corporate teams, and more.
Travel with us on an immersive trip to Southern California to discover leading science sites, from Caltech to SpaceX.
Want to experience The Franklin Institute’s brand of interactive science in your school or community? Book a show with our Traveling Science Team!
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
The all-new Tech Studio at The Franklin Institute offers hands-on demonstrations in technology, engineering, and design. Tech Studio, engineered in partnership with TE Connectivity, builds the technical and critical thinking skills essential for engineering a sustainable future.
Take a Virtual Reality ride to the Moon. Do a barrel roll and fly upside down. Fly with the Blue Angels in San Francisco. Do all this in our 3 Simulator Experiences inside The Franklin Air Show exhibit.
Avoid long ticketing lines by securing discounted and free tickets in advance. There are no service fees for members! Check in is a breeze when you have your tickets printed, displayed on your smartphone, or waiting for you at will-call.
Purchase tickets or call a membership representative (available daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at 215.448.1200, Option 2.
Take a look at the sun through our historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy