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Event Series Event Series: Franklin Fright

Franklin Fright

October 29, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Every Saturday and Sunday from September 30 to October 29. It’s the spookiest time of the year, and Franklin Fright is back for its third season of family-friendly Halloween fun. Immerse yourself and your loved ones in an environment brimming with Halloween-inspired activities and experiences.

Featured Programming:

  • Trick-or-Treat: Journey through the museum to find six themed doors, each hosted by delightful characters ready to surprise you. Don’t forget to bring your own bag to gather a variety of tasty treats!
  • “That’s Gross!” Live Science Show: Embark on a journey to explore, test and dive deep into some of the human body’s grossest facts, inside and out. This live show is designed to intrigue and possibly gross you out!
  • The Lab: The popular T.R.E.A.T.S segment returns with Tricks, Robots, Experiments, Activities, Technology, and Spooky Fun for everyone to enjoy. Navigate through a maze and seize the opportunity for photo ops, including one with the iconic Gourd’n the Giant Pumpkin Robot.
  • Special Saturdays with FMC: Our presenting sponsor, FMC, hosts additional exciting activities in The Lab every Saturday.
  • New for 2023! The Electricity Show: Our talented performers take you on a shocking journey through a collection of electrical gadgets. This center-stage show aims to offer the most electrifying showcase of electricity.
  • Daily Discoveries: Throughout the day, you can also enjoy our Liquid Air and Combustion live science shows, as well as Mystery Dissections.

All programming runs from 10 am to 4:30 pm and is included with your museum admission. Be sure to check out the daily schedule for showtimes and additional information to plan your visit and make the most of Franklin Fright!

Free with museum admission. Please bring your trick-or-treating bags! 



October 29, 2023
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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