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The Franklin Institute Reviews

The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
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201 ratings
4.6 average rating
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1 stars
attended Jul 15 2014

Had a good time. Some of my kids were a little disappointed. There is a Limited Time Exhibit of Legos, located in the 101 Inventions Exhibit. It was not listed on our map and the guide didn't know about it , so we never got to see it, **also if...continued

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44 events
23 reviews
5 stars
attended May 08 2014

I usually put together a nice day at the Franklin Institute. With careful use of the schedule, I was able to see one I-Max show, one show at the Franklin Theater, and two shows at the Planetarium. A very good deal for a lot of shows. The shows...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 01 2015

I took my 4 granddaughters ages 11,12 and 13. We had a great day exploring the exhibits. The Franklin Institute holds the attention of all ages. Their favorite exhibit were the Brain and Lego. We all enjoyed our day of exploration at the...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 24 2014

Our family had a blast at the Franklin Institute. We really enjoyed the Brain and Heart exhibits. The Circus exhibit was great for my 11 yr. old adventure when she walked the tightrope. As well, she enjoyed the skybike. The institute had...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 27 2014

The wait time for the tightrope was very lengthy. If you plan to try it, I would advise arriving before 10am.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 06 2014

Always a great time at the Franklin Institute! This trip we brought our 9 year old grandson for his first visit. He was super excited to go through the heart (twice), drive a locomotive, sit in the cockpit of an Air Force jet, and experience the...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 25 2014

It was a great learning and fun experience for my 7 year old granddaughter. We plan to return when we have time to explore the rest of the museum.

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3 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 02 2014

Overall a great day and worth the cost. There were the old favorite exhibits such as the heart, and exciting new ones like the brain and the circus. It was very crowded but we went on a drizzly Saturday in the summer so we expected that. Our...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 30 2014

took friends from Spain to the heart and the new section. They and I loved it! We were, however, disappointed that many of the sections closed by 5 even though the museum was open until 7 that night.

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3 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 07 2014

Took my 10 year old daughter. We loved it. The animal body works was amazing. Franklin Institute is always a good time.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 06 2014

Amazing hands on exhibits! Wonderful place to take the kids. The "Circus" exhibit is a must for all any member of the family. The exhibit will end in September, 2014 so definitely catch it!

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 20 2014

Enjoyed it! Was a beatif ul day out with my son, he had so much fun in the circus part.

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Krazy Kat Lady
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0 stars
attended Jul 13 2014

Great and very educational while being fun too. Hands on exhibits are terrific!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 09 2015

great experience if you haven't been in awhile now is a good time to go.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 24 2014

I was disappointed because it was not interactive at all. no buttons to push, no computers to activate. Just lots of skinned animals in cases to see. kind of an old fashioned, passive museum experience. Considering we paid Franklin Institute's...continued

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Krazy Kat Lady
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2014

The exhibits were terrific but was disappointed that quite a few seemed to be out of service/broken. But overall highly recommend for a fun, interactive day!

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 18 2014

The Franklin Institute is truly best family/interactive museum in Philly!! My children are 9,12,&14 and they ALL enjoyed it very much. We were there from 1 pm until 5:30 pm and we still didn't go thru every floor! Goldstar made this more then...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 27 2014

A great time! Four kids varying in age from 7 to 17 were continuously intrigued and amused. We didn't want to leave. Just get lunch somewhere else. High prices are expected, but none of us liked our food at all.

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attended Aug 19 2014

A-MAZING! We went with three 6 year old boys. They truly enjoyed it. The museum is a fine dedication to Mr. Benjamin Franklin and the place itself is beautiful with a ton of hands-on exhibits. Great place for science education. We enjoyed it...continued

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