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The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103Map
+1 215 448 1200
Neighborhood: Art Museum
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Where else can you walk through a giant replica of the human heart? At 15,000 times actual size, children and flexible adults can climb through the essential organ like a human corpuscle, all while learning what makes us tick. Other highlights—like The Sports Challenge, where the physics of athletics is explained via virtual reality, and Space Command, a simulated earth-orbit research station—make this hands-on museum one of Pennsylvania’s most visited. 

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By onilade | Posted 01/06/11
  Philly is not PHILLY ... You have to vist .... FRANKLIN INSTITUTE.... A MUST>>>>  
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The Franklin Institute General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Science & Technology
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: 19th Street Trolley Station
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2 nd most recommended thing to do in Philadelphia, PA