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The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick.

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The Art of the Brick

Celebrating 200 Years of Recognizing Excellence in Science and Technology

Announcing the 2024 Franklin Institute Awards Laureates

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2024 Awards Laureates

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Wondrous Space

Announcing our brand-new exhibit, Wondrous Space, a two-story immersive and awe-inspiring journey through the marvels of space exploration! 

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Members of The Franklin Institute enjoy exclusive access to exhibitions, programs, and events all year round!

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School Groups Season!

Best Times To Visit

School groups are most active Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Visit later in the afternoon on these days for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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The Giant Heart

Museum Transformation

Beginning May 6, The Giant Heart and Electricity exhibits will be closed in preparation for an all-new exhibit on the human body featuring the iconic Giant Heart, which will open in November.  

 

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Wondrous Space

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Journey through the cosmos as you explore this immersive, multisensory, two-story exhibit designed to inspire an excitement for space science.  

 

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Planetarium

Experience Live Science

Plan your day at The Franklin Institute with our Daily Programs & Shows Schedule, which will guide you through live shows, dissections, and Planetarium show times, ensuring an enriching visit.

 

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222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Open Daily, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • The Art of the Brick Additional Evening Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Daily Schedule          Museum Map

Exhibit Closures: Beginning May 6, The Giant Heart and Electricity exhibits will be closed to prepare for the opening of an all-new exhibit on the human body featuring the iconic Giant Heart, opening in November. The Train Factory exhibit is now closed. The gallery reopens in November as the new Hamilton Collections Gallery, a unique collections-based experience surrounding the Baldwin Locomotive.  

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The Franklin Institute Awards

Since 1824, The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has honored the legacy of Benjamin Franklin by presenting awards for outstanding achievements in science, engineering, and industry.

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2024 Awards Laureates

Science Education

At The Franklin Institute, we help people understand science and technology in ways that empower them to make decisions about critical issues that affect their lives.

We also participate in and advocate for the free exchange of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research and ideas. The Institute is proud to welcome all who are curious and to continue Benjamin Franklin’s legacy of lifelong learning as we have done since 1824.

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The Franklin Institute's Streaming Platform

Beyond: Video & Podcast Series

The Franklin Institute is proud to bring you our new, original digital shows that explore the entertaining side of science and technology. From podcasts to videos, there’s something for everyone.

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Behind the scenes of "A Practical Guide to the Cosmos"