Summer Camp Group Visits

Your Brain exhibit at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is the perfect place for your summer group outing.  From summer camps, schools, scouts and much more; we have fun down to a science. 

  • Book your visit today and ensure a date that works for your entire group!

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  • Summer visits are available daily from June 16, 2018 – September 2, 2018.  The Franklin Institute has a summertime capacity limit so that groups all have the freedom to move easily throughout the museum and have a great experience.  Book now to make sure you are getting your preferred date!

    Summer Days are filling up fast.  Call today to make your reservation.  

    Check our availability calendar here to see what dates are still available. Click here.

    Quick Tip – if your group would prefer a day with fewer people, visit The Franklin Institute on either a Monday or a Tuesday.  We can’t wait to see you!

  • General Admission (effective June 16-September 2, 2018)

    • $15 per youth
    • Free (!) for up to a 10:1 student to chaperone ratio
    • $15 for additional chaperones above the 10:1 ratio


    Game Masters Summertime Pricing (effective June 16-September 2, 2018)

    • $21 per youth.
    • $21 for chaperones up to a 10:1 student to chaperone ratio
    • $24 for additional chaperones above the 10:1 ratio
  • Add one of our theater shows to your experience to make your camper's visit even better (there is air conditioning!)

    • Lunchroom - one-time $25 for less than 150 people and $50 for more than 150 people
    • IMAX Show - $5 per person
    • Planetarium Show - $3 per person
    • Live-Science Show - $3.00
  • Full payment for your trip is due three weeks prior to your visit. This allows us to mail you your tickets and will improve your entry experience exponentially.  No lines, no wait, just smooth entry into the building.

    Payment may be made via check or credit card and further details will be provided in the confirmation letter you will receive after booking your visit. 

  • Takes an interactive journey inside your favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today’s web and console games.

    Challenge yourself to achieve a high score on more than 100 playable games as you learn how the most beloved characters—from Sonic to the Sims—came to life, and follow the remarkable transformations that video games have undergone over time. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters grants visitors with the unique opportunity to play in spectacular multi-player immersive experiences as well as on classic arcade games from the 1970s and ‘80s while discovering the stories of the designers who have pushed the limits of gaming beyond our wildest imaginations.

    Browse over 100 objects and original concept artwork, watch revealing interviews, and beat all the boss levels you can in this landmark exhibition celebrating the names behind the games.

    Featuring the following fan-favorite games:

    • Pac Man
    • Space Invaders
    • Rock Band
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • World of Warcraft
    • Disney Epic Mickey
    • LEGO Batman, LEGO Harry Potter, and LEGO Star Wars
    • The Sims
    • Fruit Ninja
    • Minecraft
    • Angry Birds
    • Plus many, many more!

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  • The Franklin Institute requires all chaperones to be at least 18-years old.  We also require at least one chaperone for every 10 youth tickets for field trips at the museum, however, we encourage more chaperones to come along on the trip.  Chaperones should be mindful of the behavior of their group and make every effort to ensure that the field trip is a safe and fun experience for everyone on the trip that day.

    Click here for our Chaperone Guide, which also has things to look at in the exhibits that can serve as a scavenger hunt.

  • The Group Sales Department at The Franklin Institute makes every effort to keep visit planning easy for group leaders.  We are sure that you have lots of questions and we are happy to answer them! 

    Our contact Center is open Monday-Friday from 9-5 to help make planning fun.  Call us at 215-448-1200 (prompt #3).

    Furthermore, you can take a look at the page below for information on payment, lunches, bus parking and much more.