The Changing Earth exhibit entrance filled with visitors entranced by the vapor earth image.

To manage capacity, tickets for general admission and special exhibits are limited and sold on a timed basis. Advance purchase using the print at home option is now required for all Guests and Members.

General Admission to The Franklin Institute includes access to two floors of hands-on science exhibits including permanent interactive exhibits, Live Science programs and one show in the Fels Planetarium (Discounts are available to groups of 15 or more, click here for info and ticket purchases).

To purchase tickets, please click the ticket price to be directed to our online ticketing page. If you prefer to order tickets over the phone, please contact our admissions team at 215.448.1200, 7 days a week from 9am – 5 pm.

Buy Tickets

General Admission
General Museum Pricing
Ticket Adult Child (3-11)
General Museum
$23 $19
Special Exhibit
The Presidents by Madame Tussauds
Ticket Adult Child (3-11)
Daytime Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Last entry at 4:00pm
General Museum Admission is included.
$30 $26
Member Tickets
Advance tickets are required for all guests, including Members, with no online fees.
General Museum Admission is included.
$7 $7

Bypass the Box Office and Buy Tickets Online or Call 215.448.1200.

Members, don’t forget!  Our membership office is staffed seven days a week for all of your ticketing needs—FREE of service charges!  Call 215.448.1200, Option 2, between 9:00AM-5:00PM.

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