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The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Mon–Wed 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Last entry at 3:30PM.

Thu–Sun 9:30AM - 8:30PM
Last entry at 7:00PM.

*The exhibit will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

When you visit the Cleopatra exhibition at The Franklin Institute, be sure to extend your exploration of Philadelphia to the rest of the city. Here are some helpful hints for making the most of your trip to the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Pack your walking shoes. Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, so it’s easy to get from one sight-seeing spot to another.
  • Stay awhile. The Cleopatra VIP Hotel Package includes overnight accommodations and VIP, untimed tickets for two to the exhibition.
  • Make a reservation. Philadelphia is home to Iron Chef Jose Garces, award-winning Chef Marc Vetri and too many amazing restaurants to count — not to mention a cheesesteak joint or two.
  • Bring a shopping bag. In addition to famous shops and malls — including the awe-inspiring Reading Terminal Market and the King of Prussia Mall, the largest mall on the East Coast — Philadelphia is dotted with hundreds of local shops and boutiques that you just won’t find anywhere else.
  • Pamper yourself. Enjoy a Cleopatra-esque indulgence session at a spa, where services run from a couple’s massage to hot-stone therapy.
  • Keep your eyes peeled. Thanks to the 25-years-young Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia is home to more outdoor murals than anywhere else in the U.S. — 2,800+, in fact. These beautiful, larger-than-life works of art depict such notable names as Marian Anderson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Robinson and Mario Lanzo.
  • Take a drive. The Philadelphia Countryside is home to Longwood Gardens, the Barnes Foundation, Sesame Place and enough vineyards to keep your wine rack stocked for life.
  • Bring your own. Wine connoisseurs can enjoy their favorite varietals at Philadelphia’s 200+ BYOB restaurants.
  • See a show. Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts (Broad Street from Chestnut to Pine) is home to such venues as the Academy of Music, the Kimmel Center and the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Encore!
  • Tell your friends. Love your trip to Philadelphia? Spread the love with a free e-postcard telling your friends and family about all the fun you had.

The Cleopatra Experience in Philadelphia

Visitors to the Cleopatra exhibition can find lots more Egyptian fun throughout Philadelphia.

Whether you’re a fan of science, history, beauty and/or culture, you’ll find exhibitions to expand your knowledge and fun to suit your fancy — all with ties to Egypt and its last, ill-fated Queen. Click here for more.

Cleopatra Girlfriends Weekend Itinerary

Every girl has an inner Cleopatra and with Philadelphia’s spas, boutiques and martini bars, it’s easy to treat yourself like a queen. During the Cleopatra exhibition’s run in Philadelphia, follow our Cleopatra Girlfriends Weekend itinerary for three days and two nights of girly, pampered fun. Click here for more.

Events and Updates

For ongoing updates about Cleopatra-related news and happenings, check out uwishunu, our daily updated blog of all things Philadelphia. Click here for more.

Family-Friendly Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute is one of the nation’s premier learning museums—not to mention the most popular museum in Pennsylvania—a perfect focal point for a weekend getaway in Philadelphia with the kids. Click here for more.

Romantic Philadelphia

Cleopatra—known for her legendary relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony—would have loved the romantic side of Philadelphia. Aptly named the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia caters to lovers looking to re-energize their relationships at cultural sites, romantic eateries, outdoor attractions and other swoon-worthy spots. Click here for more.