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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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Wondrous Space First Floor Gallery - Long View

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Newsweek Readers' Choice Nominee 2024

The Franklin Institute has been nominated for Best Science Museum!

The Franklin Institute has again been nominated for best science museum (in the nation!), this time in Newsweek's Readers’ Choice Awards contest! Vote today and daily through February 29.


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Science Matters: A Conversation Lab | Music, Meaning & Your Brain | March 13

SCIENCE MATTERS: A Conversation Lab: Music, Meaning & Your Brain

Join us for a special Conversation Lab presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) and Penn Memory Center. Chief Bioscientist Jayatri Das welcomes TimeSlips founder and MacArthur fellow Anne Basting, along with physician-scientist Jason Karlawish, to explore how the arts can help us understand and support our minds as we age. 


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Spectacular Spectacular

Science After Hours: Spectacular Spectacular

Science After Hours is back! Kicking off the 2024 season with Spectacular Spectacular, the ever-popular evening spectacle that has it all—music, dance, cinema, a secret speakeasy, surprise entertainment, and stunning performances wrapped around TFI’s exhibit experiences and rooftop gazing. Spectacular Spectacular returns for one night only, so step right up—because life is a cabaret!


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Plan the perfect trip to The Franklin Institute. View general admission hours, special exhibit hours, museum ticket pricing, parking, directions, daily schedule, and more.

Our highest concentration of school groups occurs before 2pm and primarily on Wednesday-Friday during the school year.

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Hours, Pricing & Parking

Museum Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Art of the Brick Evening Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday - Saturday
Ticket Prices: Adult: $25 • Child: $21 • Member: FREE • The Art of the Brick
Parking Garage: $25 (TFI Members save $10!)

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We are upgrading our museum! We heard our visitors, and we are working to bring new experiences to the museum. Some areas are closed as we build these new experiences, but we have plenty of activities to fill up your day; just check out our schedule

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

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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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