On April 11, we honor the achievements of eight remarkable individuals at the 2019 Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. For 195 years, The Franklin Institute has been recognizing scientists and engineers who changed the world.
Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.
The Philadelphia Science Festival returns to educate, inspire, and engage the region with the science and technology that surrounds our everyday world. The Philadelphia Science Festival offers events for families and adults all across the Delaware Valley.
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.
Take a Virtual Reality ride to the Moon. Do a barrel roll and fly upside down. Fly with the Blue Angles 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 (Weather Permitting)