The Franklin Institute’s mobile app is your guide to the iconic science museum located in Philadelphia, as well as a curated library of the best science virtual reality content and 360-degree videos and images. The onsite guide includes indoor wayfinding and turn-by-turn directions, stores your membership card, lets you purchase and retrieve tickets, provides the daily museum schedule, and more!

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning. Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, its mission is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. Learn more at

Features of the app include:

The Best Science Virtual Reality: The app features a powerful virtual reality science content library, with VR experiences curated by The Franklin Institute from all over the globe. Dive to the bottom of the deep ocean, take a tour of the space station and space shuttle, visit the beaches of a National Marine Sanctuary, and explore the human brain, all in high-resolution virtual reality.

Turn-by-Turn Directions: Visiting the museum? Our interactive map and indoor wayfinding provide turn-by-turn directions from any location, plus quick access to the shortest route to restrooms and other amenities.

Membership Made Easy: Special features for Franklin Institute members allow you to store your membership card and easily scan it when you visit. A quick reference guide reminds members of all their benefits, and the app allows for easy purchase of member tickets to the museum and events.

Purchase Tickets and Skip the Line: Don’t wait in line! Download the app and purchase tickets for museum admission and special exhibits and event sand retrieve tickets using your order information to easily scan them upon arrival.

Ask: The Franklin Institute’s chatbot can answer questions about museum amenities and services, or even give you a quote from Benjamin Franklin.

Games: Test your brain with quizzes, illusions and audio interactives that you can play and share.

Augmented Reality: Explore The Franklin Institute and the amazing science that surrounds us all through the power of AR, right from your phone.

Daily Museum Schedule: Get a complete daily schedule of our films, live science demonstrations, and other opportunities and experiences happening during your visit.

Find Out More about Exhibits. From the Giant Heart to Space Command, explore all the things to see and do at The Franklin Institute, including fast facts and information to help guide your visit.

Let us know how the app is working and how we can improve your experience by sending us your feedback to

Note: Bluetooth must be turned on for full functionality. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

The Franklin Institute’s mobile app is made possible by support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

What’s New

Version 3.0

- Bug fixes and performance improvement.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Avalon3090 ,

Unable to load this app in IPad Pro

Unable to load this app in IPad Pro.

Paperboy2155 ,

Great App for a Great Museum

I love the Franklin Institute and support them through membership. This app makes it very easy to find events and store your tickets and membership card to get into the museum easily. In addition to this, in Franklin Institute fashion they provide a wealth of cool features and neat science stuff to satisfy your curiosity. A+

chefamanda578 ,

Membership look up doesn't work

I couldn't retrieve my digital membership through the app and the chat bot suggested listening to music to resolve it. Cool.


The Franklin Institute
136.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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