The Franklin Institute Tips

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dress

Casual
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travel

Take public transit
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Park in lot
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Parking is cheap
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dining

Dine before you go
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Food and drinks for purchase
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verdine Boggs
The weather was sunny day , nice breeze blowing.. I wore Jeans and sneakers. Make sue to bring sweater or jacket it gets cold in the museum. .
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verdine Boggs
Son really enjoyed the circus part of the franklin institute.
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cctvme
The weather was sunny and warm with a few afternoon showers.. I wore shorts, t-shirt, and comfortable shoes..
The Franklin Institute dress Aug 07 2014 star this tip starred
cctvme
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.
The Franklin Institute travel Aug 07 2014 star this tip starred
Rachel Swann
Food is expensive and not many nutritious choices. I would eat before I went and pack snacks/food for lunch if that is allowed.
The Franklin Institute dining Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
we took a nice walk to the Art Museum about 10 minutes away to see the iconic Rocky statue
The Franklin Institute info Jul 24 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The weather was Summer . I wore sneaks and comfortable clothing.
The Franklin Institute dress Jul 24 2014 star this tip starred
Laura S. Iacobet
The weather was sunny.. I wore comfortable shoes!.
The Franklin Institute dress Jul 21 2014 star this tip starred
Gina Carey
check out other parking venues in the neighborhood and prices before you get there just in case they can't accommodate you. Sometimes Central Parking or other places have coupons you can print out ahead and use.
The Franklin Institute info Jul 17 2014 star this tip starred
Gina Carey
Have your kids each take there own small back pack and bring a water bottle and or juice box and some small snack like crackers, granola bars, raisins. the food is very pricey. We got 2 pretzels , a refillable popcorn, 8 drinks and 1 slice of plain pound cake, and it was almost $35.00 !!
The Franklin Institute info Jul 17 2014 star this tip starred
Miriam Craig Venti
Arrive as close to open as possible. Review all timed events so you can plan to hit all accordingly. We arrived at 9:30, did Pompeii at 10, Ice Age Movie at 11:15, Lunch, Planetarium at 12:45pm, Observatory before 3pm closing then worked our way down again until just before the museum closed at 5pm. We were thankful our car was in the lot of the same building. We were TIRED!
One Day in Pompeii info Mar 02 2014 star this tip starred
Miriam Craig Venti
You can pack your own food if you like and wear a back pack. We brought 1 bottle of water 1 soda and three granola bars to hold us over until lunch. We ate in the Franklin Works Cafe. GOOD food! Worth the price. 2 adults, 1 child - $35 and we were full! Had two cheesesteaks with fries and a drink and added on the chicken fingers and fries for the child. Full the rest of the day.
One Day in Pompeii dining 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!
One Day in Pompeii travel Mar 02 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..
One Day in Pompeii dress Mar 02 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..
One Day in Pompeii dress Feb 25 2014 star this tip starred
Mom
Warning -- fake smoke during the movie. Don't panic!
One Day in Pompeii info Feb 11 2014 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.
One Day in Pompeii travel Jan 30 2014 star this tip starred
Caroline Welz
The Franklin Institute has a convenient parking deck.
One Day in Pompeii info Dec 09 2013 star this tip starred
Rachel Nelson
The weather was sunny, windy, etc.. I wore jeans and a t-shirt.
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage dress Sep 02 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
For $6, upgrade your ticket to watch Titanica in IMAX theater.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition info Mar 20 2013 star this tip starred
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