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  • Address: 222 North 20th Street
  • Hours: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Admission: Adult: $15.50; Child: $12

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Franklin Institute Science Museum

Few individuals influenced the rise of the young American nation as much as quintessential Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin- author, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. The Franklin Institute pays homage to Franklin's scientific side, as it is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the United States. The institute is comprised of three centers- The Science Center, The Franklin Center, and The Center for Innovation in Science Learning.

The most recognizable part of The Franklin Institute's Science Center is The Franklin Institute Science Museum. Filled with numerous hands on exhibits, children and adults alike will be entertained for hours by wandering around the expansive museum. Be sure to check out some of the most popular interactive exhibits such as The Sports Challenge, Changing Earth, The Train Factory, Sir Isaac's Loft, and the famous The most recognizable part of The Franklin Institute's Science Center is The Franklin Institute Science Museum. Filled with numerous hands on exhibits, children and adults alike will be entertained for hours by wandering around the expansive museum. Be sure to check out some of the most popular interactive exhibits such as The Sports Challenge, Changing Earth, The Train Factory, Sir Isaac's Loft, and the famous Giant Heart, a gigantic model walk-through that has become a Philadelphia icon.

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum is located right in the heart of Philadelphia, between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, making it easily accessible from any part of the city.

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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 20 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.99

Philadelphia CityPass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

CityPASS is the best deal in the City of Brotherly Love, giving you discounted admission to five premier attractions.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $62.00

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