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The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-448-1200
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The weather was sunny and warm with a few afternoon showers.. I wore shorts, t-shirt, and comfortable shoes..
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You can take public transit or drive (as we did). We found ample street parking 1 block away. We parked for $1.25 per hour. Be careful, though. Parking times, rates and method of payment (coins only at meters or credit card at the muni-meter) vary widely around the museum. Parking enforcement officers are everywhere. Avoid a ticket, read the signs carefully. There is a parking garage in the museum, but we didn't use it.
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attended May 15 2012

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Philadelphia Franklin Institute was very well presented. The artifacts are mounted and described well. However, the exhibit does not "flow" and starting and ending points are confusing. Also, it was extremely...continued

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attended May 23 2012

It was outstanding. Very glad we went. Also very glad we went on a weekday afternoon as we could easily read/see/roam as we wanted without big crowds.

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attended May 29 2012

Absolutely fascinating to see the scrolls. My favorite part was learning about the original care of the scrolls immediately after their discovery - including the use of scotch tape (!!) to hold pieces together.

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Website

http://www.fi.edu/scrolls

Description

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times is a self-guided exhibit. Guests average 1.5 hours to see the entire exhibit, but you may experience it at your own pace.

General admission to The Franklin Institute is included in your ticket price. With three floors of interactive exhibits and one Planetarium show, The Franklin Institute is a fun and educational way to spend the day for the entire family.