In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for science and technology. Your support makes that possible – thank you!
We invite you to learn about the many programs we offer to students, families, educators, and the public, that deliver that mission every day. Together, we are inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, healthcare workers, teachers, explorers, and more, and building a more scientifically literate society.
STEM Scholars is an immersive, four-year program for Philadelphia area 9-12th graders who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and math. Through college preparation, SAT/ACT tutoring, mentorships, paid internships and research experiences, and career and technical education, this program enhances subject knowledge and problem-solving skills, is helping to build the next STEM workforce.
A year-round program of science enrichment, career development, cross-age mentoring, and leadership opportunities for middle-school students in Greater Philadelphia.
Programs for Educators
The Franklin Institute offers online resources specifically for teachers, professional development, Educator Nights at the museum, a Master Educator course, and much more.
On average, The Franklin Institute welcomes 200,000 students on field trips each year. We are committed to welcoming students from underfunded schools through the ACCESS program. Your donations help to fully or partially subsidize field trips for students in need.
Students, teachers, parents, and online visitors of all ages enjoy our Franklin@Home resources, Science Recipes, Spark of Science videos, virtual tours of the Giant Heart, and Facebook Live events with our team of scientists.
Your generosity also helps fund exhibit development and maintenance, curatorial preservation, Community Nights, our Sensory Friendly Every Day efforts, Leap into Science, and so much more. Explore our entire website to learn more!