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Franklin Institute, The

Map222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-448-1200
    Categories:
  • Science Museums

Description:

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.

The Franklin Institute is pleased to present Community Nights! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these FREE educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas that include The Franklin Institute's famous permanent exhibits, special programs, and hands-on activities. Doors open at 5:00 PM

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August 17
September 22*
October 19
November 16

Accessibility Details

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.

Cost Cutter

$2 admission for ACCESS cardholders. FREE admission for members of museums affiliated with the Association of Science Technology Centers

Additional Information:

E-mail Address: guestservices@fi.edu
County: PA - Philadelphia
For SpecialKids: Assisted Listening/Open-Captioning/ASL
Wheelchair Accessible
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
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Parties: yes
Free/Discounted Museum Days: ASTC Travel Passport Program
Art-Reach Access Program
Free Weekly/Monthly Day
STAMP Pass

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