Franklin Institute

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General Information

The Franklin Institute is a science museum and an education and research centre of science situated in Philadelphia, USA. The museum which was founded in 1824 was named after American scientist Benjamin Franklin and it is home to his memorial. The museum moved to its current home in 1934. The museum has displays on a large array of scientific subjects and the mission of the Franklin Institute Science Museum is to inspire an understanding of and a passion for science and technology learning. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibits, of which many of the exhibits encourage people to engage and learn.

Getting there

If travelling by underground, the ‘Race Vine’ stop on the BSL line is a short walk away. The closest train station to the museum is ‘Suburban’ station, which is served by many of the city lines. If travelling by bus, use the 7, 32, 33, 38 or 48 buses that stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily, 9.30am-7pm except for Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the museum closes earlier at 5pm. General admission to the museum is set at 23$ for adults and 19$ for children. Admission to the exhibits come at an extra cost. Tickets can be booked online.

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