The Franklin Institute Science Museum


Founded in 1824, the Franklin Institute contains a myriad of information for all ages and covers a vast array of scientific and engineering achievements. After all, it is the laws of science that engineers use as the tools to create the technological innovations that improve our lives. The museum uses a hands-on approach to learning that strives to bring science and technology to life. The Institute honors the spirit of Ben Franklin, who distinguished himself as a scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher, musician, and economist.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Other
Topic(s):Electricity, Forces, Energy, Green, Health, Simple Machines, Sounds/Music, Space/Transportation, Structures, Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The Franklin Institute Science Museum has in storage a century's worth of scientific instruments. Each month, "inQuiry Attic" offers an online exploration of an object that would not otherwise be available for the public to see.
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