The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Upcoming events
      Robot Revolution
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • Explore a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world in "Robot Revolution," a new exhibit supported by with additional major support from The Boeing Company.
      Jurassic World: The Exhibition
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be hosting "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" beginning November 25, 2016 and running until April 23, 2017, an immersive experience inspired by one of the largest blockbusters in cinematic history. Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements-drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.
      Party in Purple
    • Saturday, February 11, 2017
    • Enjoy an evening of elegance and entertainment at the Franklin Institute. Learn about "Your Brain" through the interactive exhibit and dance the night away with cocktails, light fare, raffles and more. Purple ties are encouraged, but not required. Party in Purple benefits the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter. For tickets, information about sponsorship opportunities and more, visit
      Watson Adventures: Murder at the Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt
    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults! Franklin Institute staffers involved in the discovery of a long-lost invention by Benjamin Franklin are being killed. Are the deaths caused by the invention? Or by the fabled "Curse of the Freemasons"? You must crack a secret code and uncover the museum's secrets to solve the mystery. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.