The Franklin Institute

Discover why the Franklin Institute is one of the most beloved museums in the country. 

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The Franklin Institute | Go Philadelphia Pass

What you'll do

Visit The Franklin Institute with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Your pass includes General Admission and a a self-guided tour of the Franklin Institute.
  • Please note special exhibitions are not included.
  • Enjoy scientific shows and demonstrations.

Get ready to dive into the world of science at The Franklin Institute, where you'll uncover the mysteries of the universe and the wonders of the human body! With hands-on exhibits that spark your curiosity, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations, and mesmerizing shows at the Fels Planetarium, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Founded in honor of America's original scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute has been captivating curious minds for generations. From its inception, the museum has been dedicated to making science fun and accessible to all. Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, you'll be inspired to explore, discover and learn.

With a packed schedule of daily shows, screenings, and demonstrations, there's never a dull moment at The Franklin Institute. So, grab your friends and family, and get ready for an unforgettable day of discovery and adventure!

Visit The Franklin Institute website for information about the museum, daily schedules, building map, showtimes and more.

Franklin Institute Science Museum highlights

Wondrous Space - Journey through the cosmos as you explore this immersive, multisensory, two-story exhibit designed to inspire an excitement for space science.  

Fels Planetarium - Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in the awe-inspiring Fels Planetarium. 

SportsZone - Hit the turf and experience how sports connect the science of the human body, laws of motion, and technical innovation.

Live Science Demonstrations - Join TFI in the Demonstration Theater for live shows on the science behind liquid nitrogen and combustion.

The Franklin Institute facts

  • The Franklin Institute is home to the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial and it's the only privately owned National Memorial in the country (maintained by the museum).
  • The museum’s planetarium is the second oldest planetarium in the US.
  • The Franklin Institute is one of the most award-winning science education institutions in the US.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes The Franklin Institute tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Philadelphia attractions for one money-saving price.

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Experience The Franklin Institute and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: show your pass at the admission desk.

Please note: Your pass is good for General Admission only and does not include special exhibitions. For information on how to upgrade your ticket to include the special exhibition, please call The Franklin Institute at 215-448-1200. 

The latest attraction updates and visitor safety measures can be found on the Franklin Institute Science Museum's website

Tips for visiting The Franklin Institute

  • Check the daily schedule and plan around any events or demonstrations you want to see throughout the day.
  • To learn more about our commitment to safety and plan your visit, click here.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 9:30AM – 5PM

Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

The Franklin Institute

(215) 448-1200

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