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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

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

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A family inspecting a piece of equipment in the Observatory at the Franklin Institute.
Spectacular Spectacular

Science After Hours: Spectacular Spectacular

Kick 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.

 

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Spring Break at TFI

Whether you're unleashing your inner astronaut in Wondrous Space, unraveling the mysteries of the human body in the Giant Heart, or engineering your own art in The Art of the Brick, there's something for everyone to enjoy during Spring Break.

 

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2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Join Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts for a free community-wide viewing party as the moon takes center stage to cast its shadow on the Earth! Whether a seasoned stargazer or a first-time eclipse viewer, be prepared for an afternoon celestial celebration!  

 

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Plan Your Visit

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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