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“Dead Sea Schols”

The Franklin Institute
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Ranked #16 of 433 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. The museum is known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.
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“Dead Sea Schols”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Had not been to The Franklin Institute in years. The exhibit was well down had a great day. Looking forward to the Titanic exhibit

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, PA
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“One of the best science museums”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a great science museum and constantly featuring new exhibits. Just experienced the Dead Sea Scrolls, Also a fun lerning experience for all ages.

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Ok.. very crowded/expensive”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Ok place, some very cool exhibits, but overly expensive and always crowded...weekdays are full of school field trips and weekends are just plain busy. Go somewhere else to eat lunch, food was not cheap.

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Stefanie_Santo, Public Relations Director at The Franklin Institute, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of The Franklin Institute. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits! We agree, the museum is usually bustling with a lot of activity, however – there are some times (particularly weekdays -- early/late mornings, late afternoons) that are ideal to visit if you prefer to stroll the museum in a more quiet setting. The general museum admission includes three floors of exhibits, a Fels Planetarium show, access to the Observatory and Live Shows – so try to take advantage of all of the options we offer to make your visit as worthwhile as possible. (You may even consider a membership – there are many levels that will save you money in the long run!)
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“Please read the review by Ashley C”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I would just like to second the review by Ashley C. Please take the time to read it before you decide to see this exhibit. Especially since it is likely to be even more crowded as the final exhibit date approaches. Was going to write my own review but she has stated it all exactly as I would have. Wish I had asked for my money back....
Very very disappointing experience.

Visited September 2012
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Clermont, Florida
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“Just stop in to see the lobby show for a proper invite into the museum”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Science meets history in this magical place of wonder. Be Shure to see the lobby show with the projections on the walks and Ben's statue. See all the details in the historical building that had something for everyone.

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