Venue Details

143 Star Starred
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-448-1200
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Casual
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Parking is expensive
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Arrive early
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Parking is scarce
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dining

Pack a picnic
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Food and drinks for purchase
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Caroline Welz
The Franklin Institute has a convenient parking deck.
info Dec 09 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The museum garage appears to have only one level. That is because there are no signs telling you to drive down the ramps toward the exit to find lower levels. If you are only going to see the exhibit, street parking is possible in weekdays and less expensive.
travel Jan 30 2014 star this tip starred
Mom
Warning -- fake smoke during the movie. Don't panic!
info Feb 11 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The weather was ridiculously cold. I wore a coat that I left in the car if you park underground close to the elevator..
dress Feb 25 2014 star this tip starred
Miriam Craig Venti
The weather was dry and sunny but cold. I wore jeans, sneakers (a must) and a sweatshirt. I looked presentable, not sloppy..
dress Mar 02 2014 star this tip starred
Miriam Craig Venti
Be prepared to pay 20 to 25 dollars if you are spending most of the day at the institute if you park in the Museum's parking lot. Well worth it if you have kids and it's too cold to walk from another parking lot!
travel Mar 02 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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Rob
5 events
5 reviews
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attended Dec 23 2013

The Franklin Institute was very interesting. The Pompeii exhibit was definitely worth seeing, and the other aspects of the museum were nice additions. The Planetarium... continued

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attended Apr 10 2014

Took my grandchildren because when they come to visit the Franklin Institute is one of their favorites. They especially loved the exhibit One Day in Pompeii

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14 events
11 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 19 2014

This was great for me and my other friend who is also a mom. We really enjoyed the history behind everything and were very interested in reading every detail on... continued

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Website

http://www.fi.edu/pompeii

Description

Admission is free for those ages 2 or younger.

General admission to The Franklin Institute is included in the ticket price.