Franklin Institute

(215) 448-1200 | View Website

222 North 20th St., Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19103

39.958140 -75.172626

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Daily: 9:30AM-5:00PM

 
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Franklin Institute
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Reviews for Franklin Institute

over a year ago

This is one of the best places to bring your children! Everything is very interesting and captivating, it makes for a great experience. It can get a little crowded on the weekends so I would suggest trying to get there on a week day.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

dino exhibit too small – The Franklin institute as a whole is a nice trip. It was very crowded and hard to get a chance to do things. The biggest disappointment was the much hyped dinosaur exhibit was a disappointment. It was way too small. There were 3 anamatronic Dino's and maybe 6-8 skeletons. The sand dig and tracing a picture were the only hands on activities. My advice is too skip it.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Star Wars Exhibit Final Weekend – I was really offended that the museum felt it was acceptable to provide visitors to the Star Wars Exhibit's final weekend a 'leftover' experience. While the exhibit itself was as everyone else enjoyed it during its time in Philly, the Star Wars shop was utterly pathetic. The museum WANTED to sell out of everything. Meaning, those of us paying to visit and traveling to visit during the exhibit's final weekend do not get the same experience that those who went early on received. My four year old son was really looking forward to this aspect of the exhibit and because the museum was more concerned with itself than its guests, all he got to see in the shop were a few random pet costumes. We were NOT pleased at all and recommend to anyone wanting the whole experience NOT to go to the museum during an exhibit's final days.

Recommends
over a year ago

Learning is almost too much fun to be true at this festive, hands-on museum. – In Short
The lobby statue of Benjamin Franklin hints at the true purpose of this institute founded in 1824: to serve as a clearinghouse for inventors. A series of 18th-century settings depict Franklin's workshop, complete with lightning rods, bifocal glasses, and other creations, while interactive devices at every step bring the mysteries of science to life. The Tuttleman Imax Theatre presents thrill-ride films that show off the possibilities of the Imax huge screen/huge sound aesthetic.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This is the best place to go – If you are looking for somewhere to go so you and your kids can have fun. It is the Franklin INstitute. There are thinks you and your kids can enjoy all day. Don't forget about the little diner for lunch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So go if you get a chance

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Where Kids can be Kids – Great Place. Alot of hands on exhibits to keep you and your children occupied for hours on end. The staff was courteous and helpful when you asked for assistance. Handicap accessible in almost all areas so no one gets left out. The crowds can be overwhelming at times but everyone was calm and polite. We didnt get to see all of the museum but will be back in the near future to see what we missed.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Loads of fun – For a little more than going to a movie you can actually learn stuff that is pretty cool. great place for a date or with your kids.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

justplain fun – a playground for the brain, what a better place to examine and explore the world of science. this museum has been inspiring children for decades. adding new and interesting exhibits. as the techno world moves forward children need to see and explore it to be able to keep up and adults to try. this museum is the future and the past combined , each adventure there adults and children learn something new and exciting. it takes years to see it all and then its different each time.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Great place to take the kids – The Franklin Institute is good family fun. If you don't mind sleeping on the hard floor, the kids love going to the campins. The Imax theater always has a good selection of movies to choose from as well as the changing exhibits.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Learning made fun? – This is a great place to take your kids, or go by yourself. There's always something new at the Franklin Institute. It has been around for ages, and will continue to be a top-rated attraction for visitors of all ages. The moving train inside the museum is a must-see!!! Take a ride on it!!!

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