Franklin Institute Philadelphia

Attraction

Visit Philadelphia's Museums

With so much history, it is not surprising that Philadelphia is home to numerous museums. West of the city centre you can explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rosenbach Museum & Library, or the Academy of Natural Sciences. East of the city centre is the African American Museum and the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History. Head to the Old City for the Independence Seaport Museum or to West Philly for the Please Touch Museum.

For a bit of hands-on fun, head to the Franklin Institute, a museum that centres on scientific education and honours Benjamin Franklin and his inventiveness. Check out the massive Tuttleman IMAX Theatre, explore deep space in the planetarium, experience the physics of sports through virtual reality technology, or climb aboard a steam engine in the Train Factory.