The Franklin Institute

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions


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 event is for business or pleasure, you will walk away with a fun, unforgettable experience in Philadelphia. Guests will be impressed with our first-rate customer service, and our one of a kind spaces and the innovative images and exhibits. We offer several different interactive exhibits, onsite parking and dedicated concierge service.

One of our popular exhibits, The Fels Planetarium, is the perfect choice for weddings, cocktail receptions, galas, concerts, mitzvah’s and corporate events. With up to 300 guests for reception style and 200 seated, planners can customize the content and lighting on an overhead dome theater which is a fitting way to enjoy a night under the stars.

The newest addition is the Elaine Levitt and Joel Gershman Education and Conference Center, which features state-of-the-art meeting space surrounded by an outstanding terrace and rain garden. Included with the conference center are audio-visual equipment, private break-out meeting rooms and a convenient business lounge.

Call or email us today to find out more about what makes the Franklin Institute the premier event venue for any private event in the Philadelphia area.

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Paid Parking
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


222 N 20th St,

Philadelphia Philadelphia, 19103



Nearby Airport

Philidelphia International - 20 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

Philadelphia – 0

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

ADA Accessible: Yes


Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen