Ben's Birthday Weekend Bash


Jan 18, 2020 to Jan 19, 2020
10:00 AM until 02:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


Ben Franklin’s legacy of scientific achievement will be on full demonstration during his birthday weekend, with programming, experiments, and activities designed to inspire ingenuity snf innobsyiom.

Activities include:

- Experience the iconic Van de Graaff generator, the Tesla Coil and other demonstrations in the Electricity exhibit and during the live science show, Electricity.

- Take a self-guided Ben Franklin tour to see, hear and learn about some of his most prominent inventions—many still used today—including the flexible catheter and bifocals.  

- Listen to live to the ethereal sounds of Franklin’s favorite musical instrument—the Glass Armonica.

- Explore 3D printing and coding challenges

- Test your skills with puzzles and brain teasers that apply to Franklin’s inventions.

- Build and construct freely or take part in building challenges using Keva Planks, Rigamajigs and giant Tinker Toys in the Creation Station play area.


$23, adults; $19, kids


View map The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information


PA - Montgomery County

Free Event?:

FREE with admission

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

$20 & up per person


No registration needed


All Ages/Families

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