The Franklin Institute, benannt nach dem Wissenschaftler und Staatsmann Benjamin Franklin, ist ein Science Center und Technik-Museum in Philadelphia im US-Bundesstaat Pennsylvania. Es wurde am 5. Februar 1824 von Samuel Vaughn Merrick und William H. Keating gegründet und zählt zu den ältesten wissenschaftlichen Institutionen in den USA.
Ursprünglich war das Museum in einem Gebäude in 15 South 7th Street beherbergt. 1834 gründete man in Kooperation mit der American Philosophical Society unter Leitung von James Pollard Espy ein Komitee für Meteorologie, das ein Netz von Stationen zur Wetterbeobachtung aufbaute. Im September 1884 wurde die erste Elektrotechnische Ausstellung in den USA in der South 7th Street durchgeführt. Nikola Tesla hielt im Jahr 1893 seine Vorträge über drahtlose Energieübertragung. Im Jahr 1934 übersiedelte die Einrichtung an den heutigen Standort an den Benjamin Franklin Parkway und im gleichen Jahr demonstrierte Philo Taylor Farnsworth am Franklin Institute das erste rein elektronisch arbeitende Fernsehsystem.
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Robert a last name | Feb. 22, 2018
The Franklin Institute is a must see if you are coming to Philly. The rotating exhibits have always been amazing. I have loved this place since I was a small child. I recently saw the terracotta warriors exhibit and it was stunning. Combining artifacts and modern technology to make for a spectacular exhibit. I hope someone from The Franklin Institute sees this, I'd just let them know they are doing a fantastic job bringing the love of science and history to people of all ages.
Brian Payne | Feb. 20, 2018
One of the coolest museums in Philly! They have a number of permanent exhibits that have lots of practical demonstrations and cool ways of visualizing scientific info. There's also a rotation special exhibit that varies every few months - and they're typically incredible. I have been to two now and thoroughly enjoyed both. Be aware that access to the rotating exhibits comes separately from the normal admission so be sure to buy your tickets to both if you want to see them. Also, the museum gets very busy on weekends so try to hit it off the peak hours or you'll probably be waiting to play with the displays.
Joe G | Feb. 25, 2018
Very cool place. Lots of stuff for both children and adults. I saw the brain exhibit for the first time, which was interesting. I like the way the exhibits are setup to teach in a fun way. The only downside is how expensive it is to visit. You feel compelled to spend the entire day to get the best value for the expensive admission (and I believe it's a non-profit.), but it's very tiring with the crowds and all the various exhibits. It would be nice if it was less expensive so you could visit for a few hours at a time and enjoy it all.
Peter Tu | Feb. 28, 2018
A first-tier science museum. My first impression was that they emphasize too much on the "cool and fancy" side of science, but not the information side. For example, the Tesla coil show provided zero information (visited early 2017) before/after firing the lightning bolts. But it does have informative and hands-on exhibitions. For example, I really love a new exhibition about CO2 reduction. You have a bunch of policy and technology tools in hand. Each tool has its own pros and cons in terms of cost, land use, and efficiency. It is challenging to tinker a strategy that meets CO2 emission standard with minimum impact to the society. If there is anything to improve, I would recommend to add an astronomy section. It already dubbed aerospace technology, but this museum has almost zero coverage on astronomy. There are so many cool discoveries in astronomy in the past few years, like the exoplanets, and they can be good topics for an astronomy exhibition. Due to the large flux of people visiting the museum, there is always something broken, particularly in the heart and body room.
Bryan Belnap | März 4, 2018
This is a great museum, but not the best that I've been to. Our kids really enjoyed the brain and heart exhibits, my wife and I enjoyed the machines visit. Perhaps the best thing about the museum is at the cafeteria is not ridiculously priced like other places, and Fountain drinks have free refills. This is great because you can get a cup when you arrive and refill it in the cafeteria or at the cafe in the center area. Food is allowed throughout the museum, except for in special noted areas. We were there during the Terracotta Warrior exhibit on the second last day. I'd seen them a couple of times in the US and China, and this time was average-at-best. The main issues at the were so many people trying to see the exhibit. The most difficult part were the folks with the audio tour and photographers stopping the flow of traffic to gaze at a display for minutes on end not allowing others to pass by. Would probably be better to have special tours for audio narration and photography.
John Jewell | Apr. 5, 2018
We took our visiting family there as part of our tour of Philadelphia. It's a beautiful multi-level Museum with an immense amount of exhibits 2 enjoy. I would have seen more of the regular Museum but I had a chance to see the Terracotta Warriors. I was so happy to be able to see part of shared history from China's first dynasty. The Artistry and detail of these artifacts was amazing. It makes me want to go to China and find a way to get permission to either work at the archaeological dig or look at what's been found so far. I am so glad I had the chance to see the exhibit when I was there. I am looking forward to Future exhibits that are to my interest.
John Langenbach | März 20, 2018
Went with my girlfriend to the Franklin Institute. We are both in our 20's and while it seemed like most of the exhibits and stuff was geared towards younger kids in elementary school, we still had a fantastic time. I think admission was $23 for an adult but we ended up just getting the Philly City Pass which was $49 for admission to three different attractions including the Franklin Institute (Definitely worth checking out as some of the other attractions include the Big Bus Tour, the Philly Zoo, the Aquarium, and the Liberty One Observation Deck). I think we ended up spending about 3 hours here though you can easily spend the entire day here. They have a planetarium that offers three different shows for free. They have some other attractions that cost extra like the Imax ($6) and the Sky Bike on the top floor ($5). There is a lot of interaction with the exhibits which is fun for all ages. They have little smaller demonstrations like a puzzles stand and offer different smaller shows throughout the day. We got to see an eyeball dissection demonstration. There is so much to do here that you will absolutely find something for everyone. There was a self coat check on the bottom floor. I ended up getting a crushed penny as a souvenir. Would recommend to anyone especially families with curious kids.
Nate Masters | Apr. 11, 2018
Came here with two younger kids and realized this museum is perfect for all ages. Has so many interactive exhibits and cool gadgets for children to occupy themselves with. All the while, there is plenty of information for older folks as well. The current Game Masters exhibit is fresh and I believe it's a great place for any gamer to see the history of this art form.
Anne Marie | März 28, 2018
I enjoyed my visit and had a lot of fun with my granddaughter. I did not give the best rating because there were so many things that were not working or not working correctly. The price you pay to get in makes me think that it would be great if all the attractions functioned properly. We still had a nice time but they could get things functioning and update some of the attractions.
MA B | Mai 4, 2018
EVERY CHILD SHOULD GO HERE! Education + Fun= Well-Rounded students. Make time to spend the entire day here, it's worth it! Read and interact with science exhibits to learn about science within the body (like the cardiovascular system including a walk-through of a giant heart!) as well as within the Earth (like electricity and weather etc). There are plenty of exhibits so everybody should be able to find something that appeals to their interests. A must see for everyone to try is the solar system/space exhibit where you can learn a lot about our solar system and in essence, our existence.
Marysa Nieves | Apr. 28, 2018
Tickets can be pricey the larger your group is, but it's fun and worth it. Conveniently located in a nice area of downtown Philadelphia, I recommend taking Septa. My 6 yr old loved playing in the brain exhibit as well as the heart, and the steam engine in the basement. Great place for active children, with lots to do and keep them entertained. Be sure to check out an interactive science demonstration in the lobby. You can ask the info desk for showtimes. We came for the video game exhibit, which was fun but not mind-blowing. We had a ball.
Rebecca Powers | Juni 1, 2018
Amazing experience for the family! I was concerned the exhibits would be too advanced for my 5 year old child. I shouldn't have been. Kids of almost every age will find something to enjoy. We can spend an entire day there and still not get through the whole museum. Looking forward to many more days of fun!!
Shanni Prutchi | Juni 16, 2018
Great museum, especially for kids! The special exhibit (currently Game Masters) is always enjoyable and the other exhibits are incredibly well curated. Unlike some museums, it appeals to children and adults alike, so no one is bored. The only downside is that it get really busy and the parking garage can fill up quickly.
Jason Kelley | Juni 1, 2018
Very nice museum. Love checking out all the new exhibits. Great family day trip activity spot. Good for fun time and learning with family. Would reccomend to check it out. Fair pricing. Parking is a bit of a nightmare though, but that's the only downside.
Wayne R | Juli 14, 2018
Haven't been here in a few decades. Still very cool and educational. Took 5 nieces and a nephew ages 11-25. Everyone of us had fun and enjoyed the day. Got there around 2:30pm on a Thursday. All the camps and big groups were just leaving so we got to enjoy everything as we saw fit.
Ricky Temple | Juli 6, 2018
I absolutely love The Franklin Institute! The staff are very hands off which is nice because of the type of person I am. I really enjoy all of the scientific toys and demonstrations they have even as an adult. The only downside to having so many toys is all the unsupervised children that run around. If you are an adult couple visiting without children, go during the colder months on a weekday.
Ken Perna | Juli 15, 2018
Great family entertainment and educational too. Something for everyone. Interactive exhibits, live shows, planetarium, and so much more. More than can be explored in one day, plus some exhibits change periodically. I am excited to go back, and bring my sister's kids next time.
Skiz Matic | Juli 21, 2018
Always a fun time. Once you go though you're good for a while after. Visited during video game exhibit. Once I finished the exhibit though, it was the same old Franklin Institute. Luckily the people I went with were first timers and they enjoyed it. From a Philly native, worth visiting once.
Jean Paula Cruz | Juli 7, 2018
If you are visiting Philadelphia, please do not miss the opportunity to visit the Franklin Institute! A family member suggested that we visit and we thought why not since we were already in Philadelphia... we are so glad that we did. This is the most interactive science museum that we have ever been to and it was proven by the fact that we stayed there for quite a long time. We also recommend spending the few extra bucks for their game masters exhibition!
Wander ist eine Reisesuchmaschine, mit der Sie das perfekte Reiseziel finden können, das Ihrem Budget und Ihren Vorlieben entspricht.