PLANNING TIPS

GROUP RATES || PAYMENT DETAILS || HELPFUL HINTS || FAQ || PARKING


Planning Tips

Whether you are new to planning group visits or highly experienced, we make planning a trip to The Franklin Institute easy! Read below for all the information you need for a fantastic group visit!

Groups of 15 or more save 25% when visiting The Franklin Institute.
Always book in advance! Discounted group tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

Youth groups are considered any school age group between the ages of 3 and 18.

Chaperones play a vital role in any field trip. All youth groups are required to have 1 chaperone for every 10 youth. We encourage groups to bring additional chaperones and will allow a maximum of 1 chaperone for every 5 youth to receive chaperone rates. After that, additional chaperones pay the discounted adult group rate. Please note, chaperone rates are valid for weekday (Monday through Friday) visits only.

GROUP RATES*

Museum Admission

 

Admission

Youth

 

Chaperone

 

Adult

 

General Admission

$8.50

 

FREE

 

$11.50

 

One Day in Pompeii (11.9.13 - 4.27.14)

$13.75

 

$13.75

 

$20.50

Upgrades

 

Program

Per Person

 

Workshops
Youth Groups only, Only youth pay fee

+ $5.00

 

Tuttleman IMAX® Theater Film**

+ $4.00

 

Franklin 3D Theater Film**

+ $3.00

 

Fels Planetarium Show

+ $2.00

 

Live Science Show
Youth Groups Only.

+ $1.50

*Minimum of 15 visitors required; advance registration required. Prices valid for 2013-2014 School Year only. Pricing subject to change.

**Ask about our Group Rates for Theater Only or Major Motion Picture visits!


PAYMENT DETAILS
Payment is due in full two weeks before the date of your visit. Once payment is received, tickets will be mailed, eliminating the need to check-in upon arrival and saving your group valuable time!

The Franklin Institute accepts Cash, Credit Card, Check, or Money Order.

- Cash payments accepted on-site only. Please contact us in advance.
- Checks/Money Orders must be payable to The Franklin Institute.
- Only one check per group accepted.

Purchase Orders will be accepted in advance for deposits only. Any group with a purchase order must bring payment in full on the day of visit.

Refunds are available in the event of overpayment or cancellation.

HELPFUL HINTS
CLICK HERE for a printer-friendly list of helpful hints.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CLICK HERE for a list of answers to common questions.

PARKING
Buses: Drop-off/pick-up is located on 20th Street in front of the museum. There is no bus parking available at the museum or within the vicinity. Per the City of Philadelphia, buses must proceed to the Callowhill Bus Center at 2nd and Callowhill Streets. Fee applies and is payable upon arrival at the Bus Center. For more information, contact the Bus Center at 215.829.3330.

Cars: Limited parking for cars is available in the museum's garage on 21st Street. See Directions and Parking for more information. Metered street parking is also available.

Larger Vehicles/Passenger Vans: Vehicles larger than 6'1" will not fit into the museum's parking garage. Metered street parking is available. For a listing of other private lots, please visit www.visitphilly.com/parking.




Contact Group Sales
215.448.1200 (Option 3) - 9:00AM-5:00PM, weekdays
reservations@fi.edu