Homeschool Workshops

Two girls dissecting a heart.

The Franklin Institute's Homeschool Workshops are for students ages 7-14. All ages will be in the same classroom, but separated by age at different tables.  Each workshop runs from 10:30AM-2:30PM followed by free time to explore the museum as a family.


  • Upcoming Workshops

    March 10 - It’s Electric! SOLD OUT
    Harness the power of electricity through hands-on activities and demonstrations based on some of Ben Franklin’s experiments and “maker” projects.  

    April 14 - Lost Egypt SOLD OUT
    Become an archaeologist for a day as you explore the methods used to unearth, piece together, and decipher ancient artifacts. Learn how technology is revolutionizing archaeological research unraveling the mummification process, to reconstructing a face from the past.

    May 12 - Pixar SOLD OUT
    Animation is the process by which images are brought to life.  Discover how a complex team of designers, artists, producers, computer programmers and many more talented people work together to create some of your favorite movies.

  • Pricing & Registration

    $60 per student (Non-Member)
    $55 per student (Member)

    Book additional workshops this school year and save!  Call for details.

    Call 215.448.1200 (Option 5) to reserve your space. With your registration, you will need to provide a signed Consent Form

  • What to Bring

    • Please pack a lunch. The class will take about a 30 minute break in the classroom for lunch.
    • Portfolios and pencils will be provided, so you don't have to bring anything else, unless you want to.
    • The temperature can vary greatly around the museum, so dress in layers and be prepared for small messes!
    • A Health and Consent Form if you haven't already returned it. (Only one per school year needed.)
  • Arrival and Departure

    Sign in will begin in the Bartol Atrium on the 2nd floor around 10:15AM and we will leave for the classroom by 10:30AM. We will return your student(s) to the Atrium around 2:30PM for you to sign them back out and begin exploring the museum on your own.

  • Parking

    You may park in The Franklin Institute's garage, entrance on 21st St, at a discounted rate of $6 per Workshop. Please bring your ticket inside to receive the Workshop pass.

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