September 27, 2021
Experience one of the most spirited Halloween destinations around and plan for a howling good time with the return of Franklin Fright this season at The Franklin Institute. Back by popular demand, young witches and warlocks, ghosts and goblins can embark on a trick or treating adventure throughout the museum’s iconic exhibits and take part in ghoulishly fun activities every weekend in October.
Pumpkins, goblins, and playfully-wicked décor galore! The halls of the museum are infused with the sights and sounds of Halloween all month long. Grab your best costume and come experience three all-new hair-raising live science shows featuring costumed performers—alongside a 12-foot-tall robotic pumpkin creation—experimenting with some very spooky science.
New this year, the debut of Dr. Franklinstein joined by her science sidekicks to perform explosive experiments, dastardly demonstrations, and spooky science with frighteningly funny results.
Trick or Treat in Iconic Exhibits—From The Giant Heart to Electricity
and Your Brain
Seek and find the playfully spooky trick or treat doors in several of the exhibit galleries, and behind them, monsters, mummies, and magicians await, ready to share their tasty treats! Remember to bring your own bag for trick-or-treating!
Three NEW Live Science Shows: Halloween Edition
Festive Halloween Atmosphere with Museum Access
Franklin Fright is free with museum admission, so plan for a full day of science-infused Halloween fun and experience all The Franklin Institute has to offer. For a ghoulishly grand time, purchase your tickets in advance.
Weekends | October 1 - 31
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free with general admission tickets
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103