Franklin Fright

Sat Oct 2, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm ET
8 and older
Adults (12+) $23; Children (3-11) $19

Put on a costume to trick or treat indoors at The Franklin Institute. Visitors can expect spooky science experiments, liquid scare shows, take-home activities, spooky eye and heart dissections, and other frightfully-fun festivities. 

Halloween fun is included in paid admission. Costume masks are permitted for guests ages 13 and under. It is important to note that costume masks are not a substitute for the face coverings that are required for standard health and safety protocols during this time.

New this year, visitors meet Dr. Franklinstein and her science sidekicks for all-new live science shows. Weekend fun includes "That's Gross!" science presentors, a pumpkin lab, and trick or treating. (Remember to bring your own bag.)  

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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