Membership at an ASTC museum, such as The Franklin Institute, provides free admission to over 250 science and technology centers throughout the world. See below for more details.
Members of The Franklin Institute
As a Franklin Institute Member, you are eligible for Passport admission benefits at participating museums only if:
The museum is more than 90 miles away as the crow flies from The Franklin Institute; and
You present physical proof (i.e. Membership card) of your active Franklin Institute Membership and a matching photo ID at the museum’s ticketing desk
Be prepared for your visit. We recommend that you call the museum in advance of your arrival, to confirm participation and the specific Passport benefits you will receive as a Franklin Institute Member. Each museum has the right to define the benefit you will receive, and in most cases it will not match your Franklin Institute Member benefits exactly.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that you call first to confirm your benefit. Museums may have altered hours or special procedures you will need to know about in advance. Some may not be fully opened to the public yet, and could have temporary reciprocal restrictions in place.
See the full list of ASTC Reciprocal Museums. If you see the notation "Proof of Residence Required" next to a museum, it means that your Photo ID must also indicate that your home address also exceeds a 90-mile distance from that museum in order to be eligible for reciprocal benefits.
Members of Participating ASTC Museums
As a Member of a participating museum, you are eligible for benefits at The Franklin Institute only if:
Your museum is located more than 90 miles away from The Franklin Institute, as the crow flies,
You present physical proof (i.e. Membership card) of your active Membership at a participating museum and a matching photo ID at The Franklin Institute’s ticketing desk; and
Your Photo ID indicates your place of residence is more than 90 miles away from The Franklin Institute, as the crow flies.
This does not include ticketed special exhibitions or benefits of Franklin Institute Members for visit upgrades. The Franklin Institute will not contact or take calls/faxes from your home museum. If you do not arrive with the above required proof, reciprocal benefits will be denied.
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