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The Franklin Institute is proud to be Pennsylvania's most visited museum and a top choice among educators in our region for field trips! We look forward to welcoming your students soon!

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NEW! Become a Member—FREE!
Show your students the importance of lifelong learning in science by becoming a Franklin Institute Member! Certified/Licensed Grade PreK-12 Classroom Teachers who work in public, private and charter schools in PA, NY, NJ, DE and MD are eligible to receive a FREE Individual Membership (Value: $50). Members receive unlimited admission to the science museum and Fels Planetarium, plus discounts on special exhibits, and theater passes. Need more coverage than just yourself? Upgrades are available to bring a spouse or guest, and for Family level Memberships. To sign up as a Member, call 215.448.1200 and mention code FTPMEM. This code cannot be redeemed online or on-site at The Franklin Institute.

DID YOU KNOW? The Franklin Institute is not only a field trip destination—but also can bring science right to your school! Our Traveling Science program offers 14 different, dynamic shows for students in grades PreK-8 that help foster students' curiosity about science. What a great way to introduce or follow up a Franklin Institute field trip!

Why not also plan an overnight visit? School students are welcome to join us for Camp In, the museum's exclusive sleep over adventure! Take in theater shows, experience live science shows, and take part in hands-on demonstrations. Perfect for student councils, science clubs—or even the whole school!

Teacher Resources
All of The Franklin Institute's core and special exhibits can be used to support the achievement of National Science Education Content Standards. In addition, all of our Franklin 3D Theater and Tuttleman IMAX® Theater films can do so as well. Our Teacher Resources page offers the Curriculum Connections you need to plan your trip!

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