Benefactor Society

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The Benefactor Society

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Membership levels starting at $1,500

Joining this group of highly committed philanthropists who have a sincere devotion to science is an excellent way to combine membership benefits at one of the world's most prestigious museums with a charitable gift that will help to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. Generous Benefactor Society members help extend the Institute’s reach by funding a multitude of initiatives and programs specially designed to deliver world-class education both within and beyond the museum’s walls.

Members of the Benefactor Society enjoy these core benefits:

  • Unlimited Admission to the museum and Fels Planetarium
  • Up to 8 educational Tuttleman IMAX® tickets per visit
  • Exclusive Discounts to:
  • Reciprocal Admission to more than 250 ASTC Science Museums (restrictions apply)
  • Tax deductibility benefits
  • Dedicated Benefactor concierge service to help plan a visit to the museum
  • Special complimentary offers or member discounts with each ticketed traveling exhibit 
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, receptions featuring guest lecturers, and other exclusive events, including the “Science of…” series
  • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
  • Subscription to Spectacles member newsletter, Illuminations donor newsletter, and the Benefactor Bulletin
  • Recognition in the Institute's annual report and on Benefactor Society screens in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
  • Join or Renew Online!
    or Download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • All but $876 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

     

  • Join or Renew Online!
    or Download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • All but $1,081 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!
    or Download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Friends Circle membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • All but $1,517 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

     

  • Join or Renew Online!
    or Download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Friends Circle membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $1,517 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  •  

    To join or renew your membership at this level, please download and return this form or call 215.448.1130

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $1,669 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  •  

    To join or renew your membership at this level, please download and return this form or call 215.448.1130

    • Franklin Institute garage access card for unlimited parking in the onsite garage
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 2 tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • All but $3,091 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  •  

    To join or renew your membership at this level, please download and return this form or call 215.448.1130

    • Franklin Institute garage access card for unlimited parking in the onsite garage
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 4 tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Prominent recognition for sponsorship of science demonstration shows and programming
    • All but $3,613 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits