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

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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.

Science After Hours: Summer Ball

Science After Hours: Summer Ball

Friday, May 31

Science After Hours returns to kick off Philadelphia Pride Weekend and Pride Month with a celebration that screams “Be You!” 

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Memorial Day Weekend Programming

Saturday, May 25

Plan a visit this Memorial Day Weekend and immerse yourself in special activities and programming from local partners on Saturday, May 25. 

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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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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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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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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"