The Franklin Institute

222 North 20th Street Philadelphia PA 19103
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  • Take public transit 1
  • Park in lot 1
  • Parking is cheap 1
  • Dine before you go 1
  • Pack a picnic 1
  • Food and drinks for purchase 1
Get there when it is not that crowded. Parking can be an issue.
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Two great places to eat. Lower level and Cafe. Cafe food was awful we had some hard pizza and tasteless fries. Pack your own lunch.
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The weather was Cold. I wore Check your coats on lower level.
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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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Son really enjoyed the circus part of the franklin institute.
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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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