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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

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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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Best Times To Visit

School groups are most active Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. During the summer, camps are most active Monday through Wednesday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

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The Giant Heart

Museum Transformation

The Giant Heart and Electricity exhibits are closed to prepare for an all-new exhibit on the human body featuring the iconic Giant Heart, opening in November.

2nd Thursdays at TFI

2nd Thursdays @ TFI

Thursday, July 11

New this summer! Join us for 2nd Thursdays @ TFI, extended hours exclusively for our 18+ adult audience! Light programming, open exhibits, live science shows, and demos! Explore, as you wish, our summer evening experience with a twist.

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Museum Itineraries

Looking to make the most of your visit? We offer specially crafted itineraries, planned just for you! From exploring the depths of the human brain to unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos, each tailored itinerary caters to all interests and age groups.

 

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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: Select Thursdays - Saturdays, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Museum Closures: The Giant Heart, Electricity, and Train Factory exhibits are closed to prepare for two new exhibits opening in November: the Hamilton Collections Gallery surrounding the Baldwin Locomotive 60,000 and an all-new exhibit on the human body featuring the iconic Giant Heart. 

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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. TFI 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"