The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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Kids will adore the flight simulators and a ride on the sky bike -- a bike balanced on a high wire with a heavy weight suspended from it to keep it from tipping over. Note that these special exhibits incur additional costs.

Address: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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Phone: 215-448-1200
Hours: Mon-Sun 9:30 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Franklin Awards Day. For additional details, check schedule. More Info
Price: Adults: $15.50; Children: $12; Senior & Military: $14.50 More Info

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  • Visited: October 2013
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
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Science, history, and a little bit of everything in between

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Check in advance to see what special exhibits are running at the museum and whether these will suit any of your children's interests. These exhibits usually involve the purchase of a timed ticket, but are worth the cost. My family has visited and enjoyed exhibits about King Tut and the history of spying during the Cold War. The Franklin Institute also has has an IMAX, a 3D theater, and a planetarium, all of which cost extra to visit. The museum has a parking garage but metered street parking is cheaper if you can find a spot.

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