Map222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Science Museums
No trip to the Franklin Institute is complete without a walk through The Giant Heart, a favorite experience for visitors since the Institute opened in 1954. Other highly interactive exhibits teach lessons on a range of scientific topics, from engineering at The Train Factory to astronomy in Space Command. Kids can participate in projects like papermaking, watch demonstrations & dissections, and see live experiment shows every day. For extra fees, you can sit in IMAX, flight simulators & other multimedia theater experiences.
Mark your calendars for Community Night, usually the third Monday of the month, when the main museum is open for free from 5pm-8pm.
Assistive listening devices available
-Sign language interpreters are available for museum workshops and theaters that are not captioned. Please request a sign language interpreter 3 weeks in advance.
-Rear-window closed captioning available to most Planetarium shows. Plexiglass reflector panels are available at the Fels Planetarium on the first floor.
-Hosts Sensory-friendly Sundays on select dates; the next one is Dec. 2, 2018.
$2 admission for ACCESS cardholders. FREE admission for members of museums affiliated with the Association of Science Technology Centers
PA - Philadelphia
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?:
Grades for Field Trips:
0 Early Ed / Preschool
Free/Discounted Museum Days:
ASTC Travel Passport Program
Art-Reach Access Program
Free Weekly/Monthly Day