April 13th, 2017
Did you know this Philadelphia favorite destination is just a seven-minute walk from Edgewater Apartments? The Franklin Institute is an amazing spot where education and excitement meet. It’s a place so treasured it’s frequented by tourists and locals alike. Founded in 1824, the institute is one of the oldest and most celebrated centers of science education in this nation. It opens it’s doors to the public and now houses a science and technology museum that has been named one of Philadelphia’s top five destinations. Now that the weather is warming up, there’s no excuse not to take a stroll and check out the renowned Franklin Institute. This is also a great place to take your guests from out of town if they are looking for an energetic day on the town.
Visitors can enjoy 12 permanent world class exhibits that inspire interactive learning of key science concepts. The museum also features a planetarium, rooftop observatory, several dining options, gift shop, and a Benjamin Franklin memorial. If you feel like taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the museum go grab a seat at the IMAX theater dome for a truly thrilling cinematic experience.
The Franklin Institute houses traveling exhibitions as well. Now through April 23rd visitors can explore Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Museum staff are calling it “the closest you will ever come to living dinosaurs”. Journey back in time and have close-up interactions with species like the Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and T-Rex. It’s sure to be exhilarating!
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street