Fels Planetarium and First Floor Galleries

Fels Planetarium

Fels Planetarium 

Add a cosmic touch to your event by entertaining your guests in Fels Planetarium, where guests will be star-struck by the night sky and planetary images projected on the theater dome. This room is perfect for cocktail receptions, dinner receptions, and wedding ceremonies. 

Space Command & NOW/NEXT

Looking for a launch pad to fun? Welcome to Space Command, where interactive stations invite you to glimpse into the field of space exploration. NOW/NEXT features changing exhibits fueled by pop culture and emerging trends in science and technology. Come discover future-forward innovations and consider the choices we face about their impact on our world.  Couple a Space Command and NOW/NEXT cocktail reception with your event in Fels Planetarium for an out –of-this-world event!

The Train Factory

Whether it’s a custom “Evening on the Orient Express” or a hands-on corporate team building event, your attendees can blow off a little steam in this fun, history-filled interactive railway exhibit! Your guests can experience vintage train travel by truly taking a ride on the Baldwin 60,000 locomotive, a technological marvel of its day that has been stationed at The Franklin Institute since 1933.

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  • Train Space and Now Next Floor PlansFels Planetarium 

    Cocktail/Reception: 310 people

    Seated Dinner: 200 people

    Theater: 250 people 

    3,959 sq. feet

    Space Command & NOW/NEXT

    Cocktail/Reception: 250 people

    Seated Dinner: 120 people

    5,355 sq. feet

    The Train Factory

    Cocktail/Reception: 100 people

    Seated Dinner: 70 people