Special events and Discounts For Educators

Affiliate Partner Program at The Franklin Institute

Events for Educators

Preview exhibitions, theater shows, and programs in advance of field trips at these free events specifically designed for educators.

Wednesday, October 30
Educator’s Night Out 

Explore the museum’s educational offerings in a free, open house-style setting. Experience how The Franklin Institute does field trips and learn how we can enhance your curricula. 


NEW! World Premiere Exhibit! The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience 

Based on the internationally bestselling book series, test and build your survival skills through immersive challenges that will have you thinking on your feet and laughing at every turn, as you strive to survive.  

IMAX® Educational Films
From engineering to extreme weather, and more—preview the educational films for the 2019-20 school year. 

Live Science Shows
Some of our most popular and engaging experiences! Witness explosive live science presented by Franklin Institute educators. 

Planetarium Shows
Experience four cutting-edge astronomical presentations in the awe-inspiring Fels Planetarium. 

FREE! Open to all active, in-service classroom teachers and administrators,grades PreK-12. A valid school ID is required for admission. Additional non-educator/guest tickets can be purchased for $20. 

Advanced registration is required for this event.

Register now!

Discounts for Educators

As educators, we see you as partners in building enthusiasm for learning about science and technology. We appreciate you and encourage you to take advantage of these educator-only offers!
To qualify, you must:
-Work in a public, private, parochial, or charter school in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware 
-Be an active, in-service Grade PreK-12 classroom educator or administrator
-Be able to show a Valid School ID 

Complimentary Admission Pass
Receive 1 free complimentary general admission on your next visit; blackout dates apply. Complete the Educator Pass Request Form and bring it along with your school ID to the Ticketing Desk.  

Membership Discounts 
Want to visit year-round and bring friends and family along? Save 25% off any membership at the Dual through Friends Circle levels. To join, call 215.448.1200 (Option 2) for the Membership Department.

Complimentary Admission Pass and Membership cannot be applied towards field trips. For more information, contact us at 215.448.1200 (Option 3) or email us at reservations@fi.edu