Journey back to the time when Vikings navigated the seas in search of new lands with Vikings: Beyond the Legend, making its North American Premiere at The Franklin Institute this fall. Who were the Vikings? How did they live? How did their belief, skills, and culture influence our modern world?Featuring more than 600 treasured artifacts balanced with interactive technology, striking multimedia, augmented reality, plus dramatic Viking ship reconstructions—this captivating new exhibition reveals the true story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago, and highlights their impact on the modern world. What to Expect • 600 Artifacts • Full-size 21-foot replica Viking Ship • Activities about everyday life • Authentic Viking games • Norse mythology
Not only will you experience Vikings: Beyond the Legend, but also everything The Franklin Institute has to offer.Every day The Franklin Institute provides resources that help people to connect with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all ages and backgrounds.Highlights: • Explore the inner workings of the human heart in the two-story longtime favorite, The Giant Heart • Find out what makes your neurons fire in the award-winning Your Brain • Visit the stars and distant planets in The Fels Planetarium and Space Command exhibit • Take a ride on the indoor SkyBike • See one of our explosive, live science shows • Let science help you go the extra mile in Sports Zone • Spark your curiosity in science in Electricity Know Before You Go: • Museum hours are 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. • Museum Parking is available but has a limited number of spaces and reaches capacity often. The GPS address of our parking garage entrance is: 271 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • Alternate parking locations and directions are available at fi.edu/directions-parking • Public Transportation is available at fi.edu/directions-parking • Food is available at Franklin Foodworks, our cafeteria-style eatery. Our house-made soups and chicken tenders, crisp french fries, fresh salads and sandwiches, juicy hamburgers, and pizzas plus fresh-baked cupcakes and other desserts are familiar enough for kids yet sophisticated enough for parents' palates. Franklin Foodworks is located in Jordan Lobby on the Second Floor. Hours are: Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. • Accessbility information at The Franklin Institute can be found at fi.edu/accessibility or by 215-448-1226.