The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2022! Please join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week—May 2–5, 2022.
General Admission Hours
Open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
All guests ages 3+ are required to wear masks during their visit. Learn more.
Science Museum Pricing
Child (3-11): $19
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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.
Friday, December 17
Join us in toasting the holiday season with an after-hours look at Franklin Frost, drink in hand. Explore the winter night skies with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts at the Campfire Lounge in the Planetarium. Warm up with chill vibes provided by DJ Aura and a variety of festive entertainment throughout the evening.
November 26 – January 2
All aboard the Franklin Frost Express for a winter experience that’s full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Explore spectacular model trains circulating through a bustling city, a charming snow-covered valley, and a glowing aurora night! The can't-miss centerpiece of Franklin Frost is the grand 25-foot-tall sparkling Stellar Tree, designed to reflect the mysterious and magnificent night sky.
Our newly reopened Eatery is serving up locally-sourced signature choices such as daily bistro bowls, harvest salads, and the Franklin Stove burger. The Café offers a smaller selection of convenient options including handmade soft pretzels and coffee from Philadelphia-based roaster La Colombe.
Seravezza Catering for corporate meetings and conferences, as well as weddings and galas will treat guests to memorable epicurean experiences with fresh local ingredients and modern presentations in a one-of-a-kind setting.