The newly renovated museum has Rodin's great works The Thinker and Burghers of Calais.
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Blockbuster science displays, such as under-the-skin Bodies series, plus a planetarium and a Ben Franklin memorial and show.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Kid-pleasing exhibits such as a butterfly room and a terrific dinosaur exhibition where you can dig for fossils and bones.
The young proprietors of this Fairmount bar live right around the corner, so it has a neighborhood feel. There's room for dancing on...
A branch of the popular brunch cafe in the Italian Market, this outpost serves dinner as well.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy · interesting places nearby
Barnes Foundation information
In the first half of the 20th century, collector and educator Albert C Barnes amassed a remarkable trove of artwork by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh and other European stars. Alongside, he set beautiful pieces of folk art from Africa and the Americas – an artistic desegregation that was shocking at the time. Today's Barnes Foundation is a modern shell, inside which is a faithful reproduction of Barnes's original mansion (still in the Philadelphia suburbs).
The art is hung according to his vision, a careful juxtaposition of colors, themes and materials. In one room, all the portraits appear to be staring at a central point. Even more remarkable: you've likely never seen any of these works before, because Barnes' will limits reproduction and lending.