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Franklin Institute, The

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  • Science Museums

Essential Information

222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-448-1200

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 Target Community Night, usually the third Wednesday of the month, when the main museum is open for free from 5pm-8pm.

KIDBIT: Measure your foot against Shaquille O'Neal's boat of a shoe in the Sports Challenge zone.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.fi.edu

E-mail Address: guestservices@fi.edu

County: PA - Philadelphia

For SpecialKids:
Assisted Listening/Open-Captioning/ASL
Wheelchair Accessible

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.

Ages:
All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Toddlers & Preschoolers

Offers Field Trips?: yes

Grades for Field Trips:
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0 Kindergarten
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