NEW for the 2013/2014 School Year!
Field trips are unique experiences that can bring to life concepts and ideas taught in the classroom. Here at The Franklin Institute, we realize that not every school has the resources for a field trip to the museum and are proud to begin offering our new Student Access Program for the 2013/2014 school year.
While all schools receive reduced admission, the Student Access Program will provide eligible schools free visits to the museum. Also included in the program is a FREE professional development workshop to assist both new and experienced teachers in making the most of their Franklin field trip!
How To Apply
To qualify for the Student Access Program, schools must meet two criteria:
- Be classified as Title 1
- Have at least fifty percent or more of students receiving reduced/free lunch
If your school meets the criteria, you must complete an Eligibility Form, along with a Visit Request Form in order to schedule your free visit.
Forms may be submitted one of three ways:
BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY FAX: 215.448.1235
BY MAIL: ATTN: Group Sales, The Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free visit admission is available September through February on Monday or Tuesday only. Schedule your visit early, as admission will be limited each day.
Due to current program enrollments, the following dates have no or limited availability:
December 10: Limited Availability.
December 16: No Availability. Visits may no longer be scheduled for this date.
December 17: No Availability. Visits may no longer be scheduled for this date.
January 14: Limited Availability.
There are several dates during the 2013/2014 school year in which free visits are not permitted:
- 2013: December 23
- 2014: January 20, February 17
Free admission will be given to all group members and will include access to the museum's exhibits. Additional programs such as special exhibits, workshops, and theater programs are available at group upgrade rates. Rates include:
- Workshops: $5.00 per student
- Tuttleman IMAX© Theater Film: $4.00 per person
- Franklin 3D Theater Film: $3.00 per person
- Fels Planetarium Show: $2.00 per person
- Live Science Show: $1.50 per person
Groups that plan to eat lunch on-site must reserve a brown bag lunchroom. A $25.00 fee applies for groups of 15-150 people; fee doubles for groups over 151 people.
All school groups are required to have 1 chaperone for every 10 youth. We recommend 1 chaperone for every 5 youth to allow for the best experience!
If your school wishes to visit March through June, a discounted rate is available. Contact us for details.
For questions regarding the Student Access Program, please contact Melissa Fleming at email@example.com.
Contact Group Sales
215.448.1200 (Option 3) - 9:00AM-5:00PM, weekdays