Journey back to Scandinavia in the Viking Age! Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings these influential and captivating explorers to life with over 600 artifacts, a 21-foot replica of a ship, and much more!
Tuesday, September 18
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wine Lab & Rooftop Deck Reception (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, September 20
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Science After Hours: Speakeasy
Tuesday, September 25
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Franklin Instituteis in the midst of some exciting changes, one of which involves the classic favorite, Sir Isaac's Loft.
See What's New!
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On-Site parking is limited.
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Franklin Institute is located in Center City Philadelphia, at the intersection of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Plan your day at The Franklin Institute with our Daily Programs & Shows Schedule. This schedule will show you things to do and see during your visit including live shows, dissections, 3D printing, simulators, movies, & more.
Members enjoy free admission, discounted exhibition tickets and more.
The Franklin Institute’s very own app is available to download for your iPhone or Android™ device!
Avoid long ticketing lines by securing discounted and free tickets in advance. There are no service fees for members! Check in is a breeze when you have your tickets printed, displayed on your smartphone, or waiting for you at will-call.
Purchase tickets or call a membership representative (available daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at 215.448.1200, Option 2.
That moment when you looked into the night sky and realized that bright light was a planet. When you peered through a telescope for the first time. That moment when you dove beneath the waves and touched something with your foot. Everyone has a Science Story.
View celestial objects in the night sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two, from 5 different rooftop telescopes in the Observatory at our monthly astronomy event.
Night Skies in the Observatory Moves to Tuesdays in 2018
Dive deeper into Benjamin Franklin’s life and science through the museum’s collection of his artistic depictions, original scientific instruments, and more.
Learn more about science of space with our astronomy resources page.
Navigate the museum with an interactive map that gives you step-by-step directions to each exhibit and museum feature, such as restrooms, theaters, and special attractions. Download Our App to Get the Interactive Map
Be sure to get here early to park. Our parking garage is located at 271 N 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19103. Parking spots will fill up quickly.