The Franklin Institute Museum & Science ExhibitsFounded and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin in 1824, the Franklin Institute carries on his legacy in science with an interactive museum full of fun activities for the whole family. Some of the most famous exhibits include The Giant Heart, Fels Planetarium, and of course, a comprehensive Electricity gallery with a full-size Tesla coil. In fact, Tesla himself demonstrated wireless telegraphy here in 1893, and in 1934, television was unveiled on-site. Today, this scientific history in visual technology is furthered with an IMAX theater.
Science Museum Exhibit Hours -9:30am-5pm daily, Special Exhibits, IMAX, & Franklin Theater Hours Vary
Museum Admission -Adult - $16.50; Military - $15.50; Children - $12.50; Members - FREE!
- Kitchen Science
- Night Skies in the Observatory
- Rittenhouse Astronomical Society Meetings
- Target Community Nights
- World Space Week