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The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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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