If you're an adult skip the Franklin Institute. I felt very few of the displays were at an adult level. You'd think a science museum of 2009 would have something interesting to say about global warming or alternative energy, but nothing. Nada. None-the-less, a good number of the "exhibits" are merely computer displays or text and photos on a piece of Formica. Some of the working displays are broken. There's very few genuine artifacts or specimens. Little, if anything, on physics or chemistry. The traveling exhibitions are much more interesting, but you have to pay extra for them. It's a shame because the museum used to have exciting working models of, for example, electrical generators and lightning. Wouldn't it seem logical to have an exhibit about electricity. It is called the Ben Franklin museum, right??
Very little bang for the buck.
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