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The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

5000Largest Group
10Meeting Rooms
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As the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as both a prominent educational and cultural resource, as well as a premier conference and event space. 

Whether your Philadelphia event is for business or pleasure, you will walk away with a fun, unforgettable experience. Guests will be impressed with our first rate customer service, the culinary excellence of FROG Commissary, and our one of a kind spaces and the innovative images and exhibits. We offer interactive exhibits, onsite parking and dedicated concierge service. Our Franklin Institute events run the gamut from social, to galas, award ceremonies, corporate conferences, bar/bat mitzvah's and weddings.

Call or email us today to find out more about what makes the Franklin Institute the premier event venue in all of Philadelphia.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Philadelphia - 0
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Philidelphia International / 20
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Train
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking:
Fee
Availability:
Year Round
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
5000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
10
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Must call for group rates
Phone:
215-448-1165
Ideally Suited For:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial Franklin Hall, our main reception space, is home to the only national monument outside of Washington DC that allows catered events. Guests will enjoy cocktails in our exhibit spaces, The Giant Heart, Changing Earth, Electricity or Your Brain. Once guests have finished their cocktails while enjoying our many hands-on interactives, they are brought into Franklin Hall, where they can enjoy a program or seated dinner under the magnificent 20 foot statue of Benjamin Franklin. The Franklin Memorial is made of Italian marble, set under our 82 foot domed ceiling and gold gilded Oculus. Franklin Hall also has four 16x9 screens in each corner of the room that allows you the opportunity to showcase your own images, logo, video or streamed content.

5184
Laureates Conference Center The Laureates Conference Center is IACC certified and has its own private rain garden entrance. The Laureates Conference Center is a part of The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, a 53,000-square-foot building expansion that opened this past June 2014. The Laureates Conference Center offers onsite parking, a dedicated concierge service, as well as a continuous break space. Our onsite amenities, excellent customer service and award winning catering by FROG Commissary, will ensure that your event becomes one stop-shopping for the perfect meeting. The Laureates Conference Center features state of the art technology and video conferencing abilities. These are just a few of the ways that our space can logistically set your meeting apart. The beautiful terrace and tranquil rain garden right outside of your meeting space will visually make the venue and your event unrivalled. The rain garden is a part of the museum’s continuing effort to be among one of the most green and environmentally responsible museums in the city.

3000
Fels Planetarium The Fels Planetarium is the country’s second oldest planetarium. Enjoy a night under the stars, as you impress your guests with pictures of a special night sky or a tour of the solar system, while displaying your own images and logos on our domed theater.

3959
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