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The Franklin Institute

One of the oldest and most beloved science museums in the country

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Overview

An innovator in designing hands-on exhibits before “interactive” became a buzzword, The Franklin Institute offers an experience as unique as its namesake, Benjamin Franklin.

Its eminently touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space.

Films assume grand proportions on the Tuttleman IMAX Theater’s 79-foot domed screen, and galaxies become formed and deep space explored in The Fels Planetarium.

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