The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

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Enter the world of international espionage in a hands-on exhibit that showcases more than 200 artifacts

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Promotional value expires Jul 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts for 1-ticket option. Limit 1 per person, 1 additional as gift for 2- and 4-ticket options. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for SPY exhibit and museum general admission; not valid for memberships, theater tickets, or other ticketed attractions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Franklin Institute - The Franklin Institute: "Spy: The Exhibit" Entry for One, Two, or Four at The Franklin Institute (Half Off)

Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it's also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $14 for entry for one to Spy: The Exhibit (up to a $28 value)
  • $28 for exhibit entry for two (up to a $56 value)
  • $56 for exhibit entry for four (up to a $112 value)

This interactive exhibit, which runs through Wednesday, October 9, lets you step into the world of real-life spies with displays of espionage artifacts such as a two-man submersible, a collapsible motorbike, and a robotic catfish once used to spy on robotic Soviet fishermen. In hands-on areas, you can try out spy disguises, alter your voice, and traverse a maze of laser beams. This Groupon includes general admission to the museum.

The Franklin Institute

When Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating brought The Franklin Institute to life in 1824, it was to honor the life and achievements of Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin. In the decades since, the Institute has hosted further forward thinkers such as Nikola Tesla, who demonstrated wireless telegraphy in 1893, and helped advance science and technology, hosting the first public demo of an all-electronic TV system in 1934.

  • Size: three floors give voice to human ingenuity—past and future—with hundreds of interactive exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: the two-story-tall, 5,000-square-foot Giant Heart, which teaches children about cardiovascular health while they crawl through its chambers
  • Permanent Mainstay: Fels Planetarium, the second oldest planetarium in the nation, complete with a rooftop observatory and a 60-foot seamless aluminum dome
  • Hands-On Experiments: construct an interplanetary rover in the Space Command, complete an electrical circuit with your body, and launch a cannonball in Circus! Science Under the Big Top
  • Honor the Man: swing by the 20-foot-tall, 30-ton marble statue of Benjamin Franklin in the rotunda to see what the genius looked like and thank him for your bifocals
  • Don't Miss: the Maillardet Automaton, a boy-like drawing machine that inspired the film Hugo


96% of 2,923 customers recommend

  • “Go for the after hours adults programs, lots of fun !”

  • “Excellent exhibit at the Franklin Institute called "Inside Out" and my kids loved it and the entire scientific discoveries that were there.”

  • “Planetarium show is great and so are the live shows.”

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