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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Home - 215.448.1200
    Descriptive info: .. BUY TICKETS ONLINE.. Admissions / Pricing.. Events Services.. Community Events.. Special Events.. Plan Your Event.. Daily Programs.. Attractions.. Dining.. Directions.. Sci-Store.. Museum Hours.. Museum Map.. Parking.. Special Needs.. Traveling Exhibits.. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.. Through April 7.. Continuing Exhibits.. First Floor.. Kid Science.. Space Command.. The Train Factory.. Second Floor.. Amazing Machine.. The Franklin Airshow.. Franklin National Memorial.. The Giant Heart.. Electricity.. Changing Earth.. Third Floor.. Sir Isaac's Loft.. Sports Challenge.. Fourth Floor.. Joel N.. Bloom Observatory.. IMAX.. Theater Information.. Current Schedule.. Planetarium.. Franklin Theater.. Camps & Workshops.. Summer Camp.. School's Out Camp.. Winter Break Camp.. Spring Break Camp.. Camp-In.. Homeschool Workshops.. Birthday Parties.. Teachers & Schools.. Field Trip Planner.. Educator Guides.. Science Leadership Academy.. Traveling Science.. Teacher Development.. Teacher Workshops.. PECO Energizing Education.. Community Programs.. Youth Programs - PACTS.. STEM Scholars.. LEAP into Science.. CLUES.. Phila Science Festival.. PNC Grow Up Great.. GSK Science in the Summer.. Special Topics.. Augmented Reality.. Sustainability.. Chemistry.. Kitchen Science.. Membership.. Member Events.. Member Levels.. Buy a Membership.. Your Membership Guide.. Member FAQ.. Contact.. Giving..  ...   November 19.. MORE.. Special Programs.. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.. November 23, 24, 25.. SCOUT DAY.. Saturday, December 1.. Special Program.. KITCHEN SCIENCE.. THE GREAT PUTTY DROP.. Saturday, December 8.. NIGHT SKIES IN THE OBSERVATORY.. Thursday, December 13.. TUTTLEMAN IMAX THEATER.. FRANKLIN THEATER.. ".. Resources for Science Learning.. " are activities and ideas for inspiring scientific curiosity at home, in school, or wherever you are.. Find out about the Center for Innovation in Science Learning and its program offerings for learners and for educators.. are among the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the world.. Sign up today!.. Become a Member of The Franklin Institute today! Once you see the advantages you'll wonder why you waited so long.. Buy A Membership Now.. Membership Events and Updates.. Write a review of.. The Franklin Institute.. on TripAdvisor.. |.. Privacy Policy.. About Us.. Press Area.. Join Our Team.. Sales Catering.. Exhibit Services.. Lectures.. | 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 215.. 448.. 1200 | webteam@www.. fi.. edu.. Register for EMAIL UPDATES:.. Search THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE:..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Visitor Guide - Pricing
    Descriptive info: Home.. \\.. Visitor Guide.. \\ Admissions.. Admissions.. Directions Parking.. Frequently Asked Questions.. Museum Admission.. Museum Admission includes admission to Museum exhibits, live science demonstrations, and one show in the Fels Planetarium.. Admissions to the Tuttleman IMAX.. Theater and to Franklin Theater require an additional ticket.. Special limited engagement exhibits may also require an additional ticket.. If you are a Member of The Franklin Institute, please call 215.. 1200 and select Option 2 to reserve your tickets at the Member discount.. The Membership office is open 9:00AM-5:00PM, seven days a week.. You can avoid waiting in line at our box office if you buy tickets online and print at home.. General Museum Admission and combo tickets are available for purchase online.. CLICK HERE TO BUY ONLINE.. Advance tickets are also available for purchase by telephone.. Call 215.. 1200, 9:00AM-5:00PM daily.. Pricing.. *.. Adult.. Military.. 2.. Child.. 3.. Members.. 4.. Museum Admission.. 1.. Science Museum exhibits, live shows, and 1 Planetarium show.. $16.. 50.. $15.. $12.. Free.. plus IMAX.. 5.. Museum Admission and 1 IMAX.. Movie.. $22.. $21.. $18.. Adult - $5.. Child - $4.. plus Franklin Theater.. Museum Admission and 1 Franklin Theater 3D movie.. $20.. $19.. $3.. , IMAX.. , plus Franklin Theater.. Museum Admission, 1 IMAX.. movie,  ...   two Simulator experiences.. MAX Flight riders must be 50 inches tall.. Flip-flops and open-backed shoes are not allowed.. 4D Flight riders must be 38 inches tall.. Group Reservations.. Special discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.. Members of The Franklin Institute enjoy special benefits.. Already a Member? Call 215.. 1200 to reserve tickets at the Member discount.. Member pricing is not available for online purchase.. The Membership office is open daily, 9:00AM-5:00PM.. All of Philadelphia's best attractions are available to you at one amazing discount! CityPASS isn't simply your admission to six of our most famous attractions.. It also provides you with maps, coupons, hours, information, and short-cut ticket lines.. CityPASS is valid for nine days after your initial visit.. You can purchase your ticket online or at the box office when you visit The Franklin Institute!.. Price.. Value.. Savings.. Adult.. $59.. $114.. 13.. $55.. Child (3-11).. $39.. $81.. 71.. $42.. Included Attractions.. The Philadelphia Zoo.. Adventure Aquarium.. Philadelphia Trolley Works/Big Bus Company.. The Academy of Natural Sciences OR National Constitution Center.. Please Touch Museum OR Eastern State Penitentiary.. Buy your CityPASS Online NOW!.. *Please Note: When visiting The Franklin Institute, CityPASS does not include entrance to the Tuttleman IMAX.. Theater, Franklin Theater, or specially ticketed exhibits..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Target Community Nights
    Descriptive info: \\ Target Community Nights.. The Franklin Institute is pleased to present Target Community Nights! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these FREE educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas sponsored by Target.. Experience The Franklin Institute's famous exhibitions, special programs, and themed activities.. Target Community Nights are from 5:00PM-8:00PM, on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified.. Please check the schedule below as dates may change.. Registration will take place on the First Floor beginning at 5:00PM.. Please enter The Franklin Institute through the Business Entrance located to the right of the main stairs on 20th Street and proceed to Lunchroom A.. Admission is free but registration is required.. MONTHLY  ...   table on the 2nd Floor for a prize!.. Activities also Include*:.. FREE access to The Franklin Institute's hands-on core exhibits, like Sports Challenge and The Giant Heart!.. FREE awe-inspiring LIVE Science Shows!.. FREE Fels Planetarium Shows!.. FREE access to the Joel N.. Bloom Observatory! (Weather permitting.. ).. *Monthly schedule varies.. Special exhibits and feature-length IMAX.. films are not included.. Check website before your visit and program guide upon arrival as programming is subject to change.. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!.. Upcoming 2012 Target Community Nights.. November 28 (Note: Moved to 4th Wednesday of the Month due to Thanksgiving).. Please Note: There is no Target Community Night in December 2012.. Target Community Nights are sponsored by:..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Special Events
    Descriptive info: Events.. \\ Special Events.. Special Events.. Thanksgiving Weekend.. Thursday, November 22 - CLOSED.. Friday, November 23 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Saturday, November 24 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Sunday, November 25 - 9:30AM-5:00PM.. Special Programs are FREE with Museum Admission.. Bring the family to The Franklin Institute for special holiday weekend programming.. The special programs listed here are FREE with Museum Admission.. Check the program sheet when you arrive for locations.. Creation Station.. - Friday & Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM / Sunday: 10:00AM-4:30PM.. Giant Tinkertoys.. ®.. , Keva Planks.. , and Imagination Playground Blocks.. This family-focused design, building, and construction area is a great place for kids of all ages to let their creativity run wild! Featuring Giant.. Tinker Toys.. , Huge.. Imagination Playground.. blocks, and an area for building with.. Keva Planks.. , your children will design, build, and put their engineering skills to the test!.. Papermaking.. Try your hand at making a piece of paper to take home, using pulp made from recycled office paper.. Eye Dissection.. - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 11:15AM, 3:00PM.. Learn how your own eyes work as you watch the dissection of a real cow's eye.. Heart Dissection.. - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 12:45PM.. Learn how your own heart works as you watch the dissection of a real sheep's heart.. Liquid Air Show.. - Friday & Saturday: 2:00PM, 5:00PM, 6:00PM / Sunday: 2:00PM, 4:00PM.. Take part in some chilling science with liquid nitrogen to see how ultra-cold temperatures change the ways that familiar materials behave.. A great show for all ages!.. Automaton Demonstration.. - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 11:00AM-12:00PM, 3:00PM-4:00PM.. Watch our amazing 1810 Maillardet automaton write poetry and draw a series of illustrations in this special presentation.. Science of Ships.. - Friday & Saturday: 12:00PM-5:00PM / Sunday: 10:30AM-3:30PM.. SOS it's the Science of Ships at The Franklin Institute! Try your hand at Morse Code, explore why huge ships can float, and get an up-close view of.. Titanic.. -era artifacts from our collection.. Carnival of Machines Show.. - Friday & Saturday: 3:30PM / Sunday:  ...   treats? Compare popular sodas, juices and seasonal foods and learn more about making healthy snack choices.. CLICK HERE.. for Kitchen Science information and activities to try at home.. The Great Putty Drop.. Saturday, December 8 - 2:00PM.. The Bartol Atrium.. What do you think will happen when we drop 50 pounds of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty from our Atrium ceiling? Will it splat? Bounce? Jiggle? Do something totally unexpected? Come to.. to meet Crazy Aaron and find out for yourself!.. Night Skies in the Observatory.. Thursday, December 13 - 6:00PM-9:00PM.. (Presentation at 7:00PM).. Topic: TBA.. Cost:.. 00 per person, Free for Members.. About Night Skies in the Observatory.. Hosted by Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts, the Joel N.. Bloom Observatory is open late to the public and offers 5 different telescopes for you to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two.. The evening includes a Fels Planetarium show and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for ages 5 and up) on an astronomical or space science topic.. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.. Meet some BIG STARS on the second Thursday of each month at The Franklin Institute! Admission is $5.. 00.. Members are free.. Advance reservations are not needed.. Tickets are sold on-site when you arrive.. To learn more about the Joel N.. Bloom Observatory,.. Calling All Astronomers!.. Rittenhouse Astronomical Society Monthly Meetings!.. Bring all of your out-of-this-world questions!.. Join The Rittenhouse Astronomical Society on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in the Fels Planetarium.. The society offers all persons an opportunity to participate in the activities of an astronomical group at the layman's level.. They aim to spread knowledge, awareness, and enjoyment of astronomy and astronomical issues.. It is a popular science club that keeps its members up-to-date on the latest developments.. No experience is necessary to attend the FREE meetings.. Come with your astronomy questions!.. www.. rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.. org..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Visitor Guide - Daily Programs
    Descriptive info: \\ Daily Programs.. Throughout the course of your day at The Franklin Institute, you'll find plenty of things to do.. Look for these programs that take place in exhibits, theaters, and gathering spaces throughout the building.. Consult the daily program sheet when you arrive for times and locations.. Click on each link for more information about the educational prgrams you'll encounter during your visit.. INTERACTIVE SCIENCE CARTS.. DEMONSTRATIONS.. LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS.. OTHER PROGRAMS..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Attractions
    Descriptive info: \\ Attractions.. Attractions.. Flight Simulators.. Blue Angels Adventure Flight Simulator.. Step into the pilot seat and fly alongside an actual U.. S.. Navy Blue Angel.. Hold tight as you pitch, roll and yaw over the Golden Gate Bridge! Feel the blasts of air as other pilots swoosh by and grab the edge of your seat as you soar straight up into the air and eventually, land back on solid ground.. Cost: $5.. Riders must be 38 inches tall.. Max Flight.. See how good of a pilot you are as you take on sharp banks, 360-degree rolls and sky loops! Hold on to your seats and experience screaming dives of pulse-pounding aerial combat.. Located  ...   East Coast, and only the second in the entire United States, the Sky Bike sits 28-feet high above the Bartol Atrium.. As visitors peddle on a two-wheel bike, across a 60-foot wire, only one-inch in diameter, it would take over 113,800 lbs.. of direct force applied to the cable to break it! With a 250-pound weight that hangs below the bike to prevent it from tipping over the Sky Bike is an interactive way for visitors to learn the law of "center of gravity" in dramatic fashion!.. Cost: $3.. Riders must be 56-inches tall.. Blue Angels Adventure Flight.. Tickets for all three attractions may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk or at the attraction..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Dining
    Descriptive info: \\ Dining.. Dining.. Located in Jordan Lobby, Second floor.. Monday-Friday, 11:00AM-3:00PM.. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00AM-4:00PM.. Open to the general public.. Our cafeteria-style eatery in The Franklin Institute is a lively, sun-filled place for a family meal.. Our house-made soups and chicken tenders, crisp french fries, fresh salads and sandwiches, juicy hamburgers, and pizzas plus fresh-baked cupcakes and other desserts are familiar enough for kids yet sophisticated enough  ...   the main floor, a grand space with soaring ceilings, enormous windows, and spectacular views of the Parkway and Swann Fountain.. Franklin Foodworks Express.. Located in the Bartol Atrium, second floor.. Monday through Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM*.. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM-5:30PM*.. *Cafe will be open later for evening events and IMAX presentations.. A brown-bag lunchroom facility with vending machines is also available.. Reservation Required Monday - Friday.. information is available..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Directions
    Descriptive info: \\ Directions.. Public Transportation.. Parking Information.. Google Map.. The Franklin Institute is proud to be part of Philadelphia's.. Parkway Museums District.. The Franklin Institute Science Museum is located in Center City Philadelphia, at the intersection of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.. The Museum's parking garage entrance is located behind the building at the intersection of 21st Street and Winter Street.. Note that oversized vehicles will not fit into the garage.. The height limit is 6'3".. Bring your parking ticket to the Box Office for validation in order to receive reduced rates.. The GPS address of our parking garage entrance is:.. 271 North 21st Street.. Philadelphia, PA 19103.. From Delaware and Points South (From I-95 Northbound).. From Delaware, Maryland, and Points South of Philadelphia, via I-95 North.. Take I-95 North to exit #22 (on left).. Follow Route 676 West (locally known as the "Vine Street Expressway") to the "Ben Franklin Parkway/Museum Area" exit.. At the top of the ramp all traffic must turn right onto 22nd Street.. Go to the first light and make a right onto the Ben Franklin Parkway.. Stay in the far right hand lanes.. One block later, turn right onto 21st Street.. One block later, 21st Street intersects with Winter Street.. Just past the intersection, the entrance to the parking garage is on your left hand side.. From Northern New Jersey and New York (Via the Ben Franklin Bridge).. From Northern New Jersey and New York, via New Jersey Turnpike use Exit #4 (Philadelphia/Camden) and exit onto Route 73 North.. Follow to Route 38 West.. Take 38 West across The Ben Franklin Bridge (toll) into Philadelphia.. Follow Route 676-West (locally known as the "Vine Street Expressway") to the "Ben  ...   to route 42 Northbound.. Follow route 42 North to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and cross into Philadelphia.. Follow the signs for Route 676 Westbound (locally known as the "Vine Street Expressway").. Follow route 676 West across town.. Exit at the "Ben Franklin Parkway/Museum Area" exit.. From Western Suburbs and Pennsylvania Turnpike.. Take PA Turnpike to Exit #326 (Valley Forge), onto the Schuylkill Expressway (same as I-76 East).. Continue on I-76 East to exit onto route 676 eastbound (exit #344).. Almost immediately, exit onto the "23rd Street" exit ramp.. (The exit comes up quickly on the right hand side.. ) At the end of the ramp, go straight ahead onto Winter Street.. Follow Winter Street to 21st Street.. Turn right onto 21st Street.. The entrance to the parking garage will be almost immediately on your left.. If you are traveling to The Franklin Institute by SEPTA's Regional Rail or Amtrak, Suburban Station and 30th Street Station are both short cab rides away.. If you are able, Suburban Station is in close walking distance and 30th Street is in moderately close walking distance.. Go to.. SEPTA.. and use their trip planner for helpful hints on getting around the city or visit.. Amtrak.. for directions from 30th Street Station.. If you are riding the PATCO Hi-Speedline from South Jersey, take it to 15th/16th Streets and Locust.. From there, you are a short cab ride to or in moderately close walking distance from the Institute.. From Delaware County, take the Norristown 100 Line to the 69th Street Terminal.. Ride the Market-Frankford line to 30th Street.. From there, you can take the free transfer to the Trolley Green Line to 19th Street.. The R5 Septa route will also work..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Visitor Guide
    Descriptive info: \\ Visitor Guide.. Museum Hours.. Science Museum Exhibits.. Daily: 9:30AM-5:00PM.. 2012 Holiday Season Schedule/Extended Hours.. Saturday, December 22 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Sunday, December 23 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Monday, December 24 - CLOSED.. Tuesday, December 25 - CLOSED.. Wednesday, December 26 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Thursday, December 27 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Friday, December 28 - 9:30AM-7:00PM.. Saturday,  ...   December 31 - 9:30AM-5:00PM.. Special Exhibit Hours.. for.. The Tuttleman IMAX.. Theater.. Hours vary throughout the year.. Consult the.. CURRENT SCHEDULE.. for upcoming showtimes.. The Franklin Institute is closed annually on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Franklin Awards Day in April.. The 2013 date for Awards Day will be Thursday, April 25, 2013..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Museum Map
    Descriptive info: \\ Museum Map.. The full.. is available for download as a PDF.. CLICK TO ENLARGE..

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  • Title: The Franklin Institute - Parking
    Descriptive info: \\ Parking.. Be advised that The Franklin Institute Garage has limited parking for over sized vans, trucks and SUVs.. You may be directed to other garages if your vehicle cannot be accommodated.. This map shows other local parking facilities.. These.. parking tips.. may also be useful for finding other parking locations in Center City.. Franklin Institute Garage rates are as follows:.. TFI Visitor Increments.. TFI Visitor Rate.. Up to 5 hours.. 5-12 hours.. 12 - 24 hours.. $25.. Max.. Daily Parker Increments.. Daily Parker Rate.. 1 hour.. 2 hours.. 2-12 hours..

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