Bring your sleeping bag and Camp-In next to the Museum's iconic exhibits. The Franklin Institute's signature sleepover event is perfect for children ages 6-13. Bring your scout troop, family, athletic team, or school! Overnight adventures are a great way to celebrate your birthday too! On your overnight adventure, you'll have access to all of the Museum's offerings AND you'll earn a souvenir activity patch that entitles you to FREE admission for a year!

"When I went to The Franklin Institute for Camp-In I had the greatest time of my life! One of the things I really liked was when you told us about the light spectrum. I learned that red is low energy and violet is high energy." ~ Elena, age 10

Cosmic Codes
Peer into the night sky and search for invisible messages from the universe. Build tools that help unlock the secrets of space and discover the science hidden in light waves you can see and light waves you can't. Decipher these cosmic codes for an out-of-this-world Camp-In experience!

"Everyone in our troop had a great time! The program was run very well, very organized! Thank you!" ~ Girl Scout Leader, Somers Point, NJ


- NEW! Live Astronomy show, Eye to Sky
- NEW! A Franklin Institute produced Planetarium show, To Space and Back
- Hands-on Astronomy Workshop
- Gravity-defying ride on the Blue Angels Flight Simulator
- Captivating film on the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater's five-story tall screen.
- Rooftop stargazing through our professional telescopes in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory (weather permitting).
- Explore and sleep next to The Franklin Institute's core exhibits—The Giant Heart, Sports Challenge, Electricity, and more! (Special exhibits not included.)
- Light continental breakfast.
- Exclusive shopping hours in the Sci-Store Gift Shop the next morning


- Camp-In Log book to help collect your cosmic codes
- Souvenir Patch
- Free Admission for a year—continue the exploration! Restrictions apply, must show souvenir patch, valid for children 13 and under.

Saturdays fill up quickly, book early to reserve your space.

BEST OPTION! Call 215.448.1200 (Option 5), weekdays 9:00AM-5:00PM, and pay with a credit card to get instant confirmation of your registration.

To pay by check: print, complete, and mail the Camp-In registration form.

Register: 215.448.1200, Weekdays 9:00AM-5:00PM
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