The Franklin Institute

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222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


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    $14.75 for $29.50 - over 70 Lego Masterpieces at "the Art of the Brick"


    LEGOs aren't just for kids at The Franklin Institute's special exhibition, The Art of the Bri.. read moreck , where you'll see more than 70 one-of-a-kind LEGO brick masterpieces -- including reproductions of world-famous works such as the Venus de Milo and van Gogh's Starry Night and original pieces like a 20-foot-long T. Rex dinosaur skeleton and a giant LEGO brick skull -- all made by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. You'll be amazed that this familiar toy can be transformed into such exquisitely detailed sculptures.

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    $14.75 for $29.50 - "body Worlds": Discover the Anatomy of Creatures Great and Small


    Did you know that a bull's heart is five times larger than a human heart, or that chickens can.. read more travel up to 9 miles an hour? You'll learn these and other fauna fun-facts at Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out. This anatomical safari explores the intricate biology, zoology, and physiology of the world's most spectacular creatures -- from goats to giraffes, squids to sharks, and octopuses to ostriches. See how intricate the blood vessels of animals are, what the muscular system and various organs of different animals look like, and how they compare to other animals, including humans. Most importantly, learn about the unique role each species plays on our planet. (Animal-lovers, take heart; no creatures were harmed for use in this exhibition. )

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    Campus Phillys Collegefest Returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Music, Games, Free Museum Admission and More, This Saturday, September 27


    Heads up, college students! To welcome back the citys students, Campus Philly once again will .. read moreput on CollegeFest, a free festival largely held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this Saturday, September 27

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Allyson T.
You need to see the brain exhibit. It is beyond cool-even for teens and adults. You can spend two hours or more in there. Some of the exhibits are old...

Alison H.
This place was really not worth it we felt. For what they charge the exhibits seemed a bit lame. We went to Philly specifically to see the "100 inventions...

Jay Y.
Don't let the interactive exhibits fool you into thinking that Franklin Institute is too kiddy! I almost made myself believe that, and if it wasn't for my...
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Visitors to the Space Command area can interact with 30 exhibits including the Research Station, an 8 foot telescope, and a Remote Command area where you help to track down an unmanned space probe.
Allie Ilagan
Even big kids like us love this science museum. We can't get enough of the astronomy tower, IMAX theater, and yes, giant heart. Follow the @phlsciencefest for updates on the frequent events held here!
One of America’s oldest centers of science education, visitors can learn how to handle and control a real jet, walk through a giant heart and experience the law of center of gravity aboard Sky Bike.
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rating 4.2 out of 5
arun ramakrishnan
Great exhibits. Body-worlds animals was wonderfully portrayed. other stuff is both educational and fun. IMAX screen not made for feature films. it is a curved screen that is painful to watch.
Darrah Karnes
I've lived in the city my entire life and had never (thankfully) visited the Franklin Institute until recently with my 2 and almost 4 year old. I honestly don't understand all of the positive reviews for this place. It was filthy and more than half of the "attractions" were broken. Even if everythin....
Airplane Doc
Disappionting. Most exhibits were dirty or broken. The best things in there cost extra $. Smelly carpet and rude employees. I reccomend ONLY the IMAX.
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