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Sleeping Bag? Check!

Pillows? Check!

Giant Heart? Check!

The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, scout troops, school groups, birthday parties, and more! Where else can you sleep next to a Giant Heart or a 350-ton locomotive?

Scouts in The Giant Heart
The Franklin Institute

Camp-In Highlights:

  • NEW! The Search for Life in Space in the Fels Planetarium

  • NEW! Volcano: The Fires of Creation in the Tuttleman IMAX® Dome Theater

  • Telescopic observing in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory(weather permitting)

  • Light continental breakfast

  • PLUS explore all of The Franklin Institute’s beloved permanent exhibits like The Giant Heart, Sir Isaac’s Loft, Train Factory, and more

Return to the museum for FREE. Receive a souvenir patch that will grant you access to The Franklin Institute for free through the end of the 2020 calendar year.**

**Souvenir patch must be show upon arrival; valid for children 13 and under. Patches not valid for admission on the following dates: 
2020: January 18 - 20; February 15 - 17; April 4-19; October 10-12; November 26-29; December 23 - 31

Arrival: 6:15-7:00 pm | Departure: 9:30 am (all gear must be removed at this time, but campers may use their wristband IDs to stay in the museum until noon)

  • For members of The Franklin Institute:
    $39.50 per person

    For general public:
    $49.50 per person - Friday Nights
    $59.50 per person - Saturday Nights

  • This program is on hiatus until further notice. Please check back for updates.

    Payment details
    For groups with fewer than 10 people, payment is due at time of booking. 
    Groups of 10 or more must pay 25% at time of booking.
    Full payment is due three weeks prior to visit.

    At least one chaperone per every five campers is required. Register the exact number of participants including chaperones or your minimum anticipated number. If you need to increase the number, please check availability first.

  • 2020 Achievements Coming Soon! 

  • Your school can come for its very own overnight adventure! Groups with a minimum of 200 campers can sleep over on weeknights throughout the year.

    Call for availability: 215.448.1108.