Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Visitor Guide GPTMC

The Franklin Institute Science Museum

An innovator in designing hands-on exhibits before “interactive” became a buzzword, the Franklin Institute is as clever as its namesake. Its eminently touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space. Highlights include The Sports Challenge, which uses virtual-reality technology to illustrate the physics of sports; The Train Factory’s climb-aboard steam engine; Space Command’s simulated earth-orbit research station; a fully equipped weather station; and exhibits on electricity.

PLACES TO STAY
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Nearby Venues
  • Rachael's Nosheri
  • Smile Cafe
  • Fountain Restaurant
  • Twenty Manning Grill
  • Black Sheep
  • Erawan Thai Cuisine
  • Tokyo Lunch Box
  • Tampopo
  • Marathon Grill
  • The Irish Pub
222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-1200