The Franklin Institute Reveals The World Of Robots In New Immersive Exhibition

See and interact with more than 40 robots at The Franklin Institute in this awesome new exhibition...

Get ready for a Robot Revolution, Philadelphia.

Learn about the immense impact robots have on our day-to-day life at an exciting new exhibition at The Franklin Institute.

Exhibition Fast Facts

  • Robot Revolution runs October 8 through April 2, 2017.
  • More than 40 robots fill the exhibition.
  • Tickets are available online.

Opening on Saturday, October 8, Robot Revolution explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing ’bots in action and more in this immersive display.

Supported by and The Boeing Company, the exhibition features a collection of robots from around the world that specialize in a variety of impressive tasks.

Exhibition Overview

More than 40 robots from all over the world — including two ’bots from the nearby University of Pennsylvania — will be on display. The exhibit teaches attendees about four main topics in the field of robotics: cooperation (how robots work with humans), smarts (how robots plan their mission), skills (how robots achieve human skills) and locomotion (how robots move).

While some of the robots are only on view behind a glass wall, humans will get to interact with robots throughout the exhibition. Featured robots range from the Recon Scout Throwbot XT, a robot that goes into dangerous situations to gather important information, to a robot that will challenge exhibition guests to a game of tic-tac-toe.

Robot Revolution
(Photo courtesy J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)
Learn about the day-to-day tasks of more than 40 robots at The Franklin Institute’s new interactive exhibition.

The use of robots is becoming more instrumental in modern society with every passing day. Robot Revolution is designed to teach visitors about the world of robotics while giving guests the chance to interact with robots that are rarely seen be the general public.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, October 8 and remains on view through April 2, 2017.


Tickets are available online now. Both daytime and evening tickets are available for purchase.

Tickets for daytime entry (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) are $29.95 for adults and $24.95 for children ages three through 11 and include general admission to the museum. Evening admission (5 to 9 p.m.) is $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages three through 11.

Members of The Franklin Institute get into the exhibition for a real deal — admission is free for members through December 31. After December 31, member admission increases to $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children ages three through 11. Tickets are available online.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting exhibition.

Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute

When:October 8-April 2, 2017
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:Daytime tickets (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), $29.95 for adults and $24.95 for children (3-11); Evening tickets, (5-9 p.m.), $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children (3-11); Members, Free through December 31; After December 31 member adults, $9.95, Member children, $7.95 (3-18)



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