PACTS Summer Institute 2017 Application

Are you curious? Do you like learning new things and having fun? Then come to the Franklin institute’s PACTS Summer Institute! Through this fun and engaging summer experience young people will have the chance to think and explore like real scientists in our hands-on, research based camp.

Our four week summer camp is for rising grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8 students. During the four weeks, students will learn how to conduct science experiments, develop research skills and learn how to apply the scientific method. Students will also be exposed to the wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career options and cool science, math and engineering jobs!

2017 Theme: Seeking Shelter

Session 1: July 3 – July 14

Animal Shelters

Human Shelters from Around the World

Session 2: July 17 – July 28

Planning Modern Human Shelters

Build Your Lego City


Time: 9:00am to 3:00 pm
Grades: Rising 6th graders – rising 8th graders
Cost: $250 per session
         Financial Assistance Available
Payment: $100 deposit due by July 1, 2017;
         Balance due by July 5, 2017


  • Complete registration form
  • Copy of your child's latest report card
  • $100 Deposit 
    • Make checks payable to the Franklin Institute, add PACTS in the memo line

Please send all deposits to:

Jasmine Bullock
Manager of Youth Programs                                   
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103