The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Named after Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute houses one of the oldest centers for science and education in the United States. Expansive rooms showcase hands-on science exhibits and interactive displays, such as the electricity display and the Changing Earth exhibit. One of the most striking displays is the Giant Heart, an enormous sculpture of the human heart that you can touch and explore. Try to include the planetarium and IMAX theater in your visit. Check the website for an event calendar and a current list of traveling exhibits. Plan to visit The Franklin Institute during your Philadelphia vacation using our convenient Philadelphia online sightseeing planner .
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  • Educational and fun. Great exhibits and helpful staff! We spent about 2-3 hours there. Highly recommend!  more »
  • Classic science center with a ton of interactive exhibits. My husband and I went to the worse case scenario special exhibit which was great. The heart was closed the day we went, unfortunately. Many o...  more »
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