Homeschool Workshops

Homeschool Resources

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

    October 8 - Fall Into Science
    Start the school year off right with a subject matter to FALL in love with.  Explore everything orange today with the science of pumpkins, orange-colored chemistry, and the botany of carrots.

    November 12 - SportsZone
    Dive in to our brand-new exhibit, SportsZone, while you learn how to prepare your body, your equipment, and your brain to tackle your favorite sports.

    December 10 - Eye To The Sky
    Explore the depths of the universe using the same tools as astronomers! Discover what stars thousands of miles are made of with the use of a spectroscope, get a closer look at our neighboring planets, and learn how some of the world’s most powerful telescopes are helping us unravel the mysteries of the universe.

    February 11 - Systems Check Up
    Get to know yourself a little better by exploring the systems of the body and learn how they all work together to keep you running like a well-oiled machine.

    March 10 - It’s Electric!
    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
    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
    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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