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Ben's Birthday Bash at The Franklin Institute


Jan 18, 2020
10:00 AM until 02:00 PM


Happy Birthday Ben! Celebrate Philadelphia’s favorite founding father and our very own namesake on his 314th birthday.

The Franklin Institute’s birthday bash for Ben promises to be a fun, festive event featuring hands-on programming, science demos, and Franklin-related artifacts from the Institute’s collections on display.

Enjoy ice cream courtesy of our friends at Franklin Fountain, listen to a special rendition of Happy Birthday played on Franklin’s favorite musical instrument—the glass armonica, and watch as “Ben Franklin” himself performs some of his infamous experiments.

Snap a selfie in front of the 20-foot Benjamin Franklin statue in the National Memorial, take part in hair-raising electricity experiments, and learn all about Franklin’s many accomplishments.

Did you know Ben Franklin had two birthdays? Read more on this and other Ben’s Birthday facts on our website here.  

Included with general museum admission


Free with General Admission


View map The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

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