Tips for The Franklin Institute

222 North 20th Street Philadelphia PA 19103
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149 The Franklin Institute Tips

  • Casual 4
  • Take public transit 2
  • Parking is expensive 2
  • Parking is scarce 2
  • Food and drinks for purchase 3
  • Pack a picnic 2
  • Dine before you go 1
CherylBomba
1 events
1 review
0 stars
We arrived at 1:30, because we visited the Philadelphia Zoo first. We parked in the parking deck for the exhibit and circled the entire deck three times before we got lucky enough to follow an exiting visitor to her spot. Allow ample time for parking, or research another spot!
Tara B
8 events
6 reviews
13 stars
I parked in the underground Lot they have and it was $20 for like 3 hours its crazy high. But they are doing construction on the roads around it so they cut down on street parking. plus it meter parking so bring quarters.
Tara B
8 events
6 reviews
13 stars
The Food here is expensive but you can pack a lunch if you like to save money.
Goldstar Member
9 events
5 reviews
15 stars
You can bring a bottle of water.
Lost Egypt
Goldstar Member
9 events
5 reviews
15 stars
Even if you park blocks away, you only save $2
Lost Egypt
Babs
2 events
1 review
1 stars
Their restaurant has varied foods. The waitstaff were very helpful. It is a cafeteria set up.
Diane
1 events
1 review
2 stars
Pack a lunch
Jeannine Nuble
13 events
0 reviews
5 stars
I found street (meter) parking VERY close. Parking only needs to be paid until 7pm. Free after that. Wear comfy shoes.
Noreene
4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
If possible, go after 3 PM. School groups in season then summer camp groups, and weekends are family time.
Noreene
4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
Food and prices OK, standard fare but tasty.
Alexis Krul
1 events
1 review
0 stars
Get there when it is not that crowded. Parking can be an issue.
Linda Collier
Linda Collier
8 events
3 reviews
4 stars
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.
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
Linda Collier
Linda Collier
8 events
3 reviews
4 stars
The weather was Cold. I wore Check your coats on lower level.
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
verdine Boggs
2 events
2 reviews
29 stars
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. .
verdine Boggs
2 events
2 reviews
29 stars
Son really enjoyed the circus part of the franklin institute.
cctvme
3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
The weather was sunny and warm with a few afternoon showers.. I wore shorts, t-shirt, and comfortable shoes..
cctvme
3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
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.
Rachel Swann
1 events
1 review
4 stars
Food is expensive and not many nutritious choices. I would eat before I went and pack snacks/food for lunch if that is allowed.
Goldstar Member
3 events
1 review
5 stars
we took a nice walk to the Art Museum about 10 minutes away to see the iconic Rocky statue
Goldstar Member
3 events
1 review
5 stars
The weather was Summer . I wore sneaks and comfortable clothing.

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