Curious about what the weather was like in Philadelphia years ago? Our historical weather data offers a look back in “weather time” and is updated monthly to capture new information collected from our rooftop weather station.
Take a look at the sun through our historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy
Benjamin Franklin was the first person to chart one of the world's most important ocean currents.
Learn the history of Franklin's Lightning Rod and the spark of Benjamin's curiosity.
Discover the true story of one of Benjamin Franklin's most recounted scientific experiments.
Today, we’re paying more attention to the weather than ever before. In the CBS 3 Weather Show, one of our Live Science shows, you will learn the three main ingredients that create weather, as well as some strategies to adapt to the ever changing climate around us.
Learn about history of forecasting and tracking the weather with meteorological instruments from The Franklin Institute's collection.
Discover the story of William Nicholson Jennings photographs of Lightning from 1882 held in the collection of The Franklin Institute.
Find out more about climate change and its effects on the weather by visiting our climate change resource page.
Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it's intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather, now playing in our Tuttleman IMAX® Theater takes you to the front lines of meteorology where few have gone.