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The Franklin Institute

Named after Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is a hub of all things science and innovation. Kids and adults alike will love the hands-on exhibits.

Take a journey through a two-story heart, climb aboard a 350-ton Baldwin steam locomotive and become part of an electrical circuit! As well as modern technology and the human body, you’ll learn all about the world around us – from tectonic plates to starry skies. You don’t have to be a science buff to enjoy the award-winning exhibits – there’s something for everyone here, including historic memorabilia and artifacts that once belonged to Benjamin Franklin.

TFI Giant Heart, Brain, various 4-24-2021 (75)

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