Join, Renew or Gift!

Safely explore our exhibits and enjoy time with family.

In addition to providing critical support that advances The Franklin Institute’s mission to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology, our members enjoy these core benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to the Science Museum and Fels Planetarium
    • PLUS: Recently refreshed Science Park, open during museum hours. Seasonal and weather permitting.
  • NEW! Seasonal Experiences
    • Franklin Fright – FREE for members every weekend October 1 – 31 
    • Franklin Frost – FREE for members Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve
  • Special pricing on all ticketed exhibitions
    • Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition – Extended by Popular Demand! Now open through November 28, 2021
      $12 per member (ages 3+)
      Complimentary ticketing benefits for special exhibitions start at the Friends Circle level
    • Harry Potter: The Exhibition – World Premiere in Early 2022
      Stay tuned for more information on ticketing and member perks!
      WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR (s21)
  • Exclusive discounts on:
    • Franklin Institute parking garage – $5 off 
    • Sci-Store purchases – 10% off
    • Advance ticketing – no service fees
  • Invitations to events, lectures and exclusive Franklin@Home programs
  • Reciprocal FREE admission to more than 250 ASTC Science Museums (restrictions apply)
  • Tax deductibility


SELECT THE OPTION THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU!

  • Join  Renew  Gift a Dual Membership   

    See below for more information on gift memberships

    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Dual Membership:
    $89
    Innovators: $300
    Core member benefits 1 adult, 1 guest 1 adult, 1 guest

    Special Exhibition tickets (each exhibit)

      2
    Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers   2

    Discounted ticket(s) to an annual Special Exhibit Opening Party

     
    Recognition in The Franklin Institute's Online Honor Roll  
    Tax deductible 100% all but $40
  • Join  Renew  Gift a Family or Family Max Membership 

    See below for more information on gift memberships

    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Family: $149 FamilyMAX: $199 Friends Circle: $400
    Core member benefits 2 adults, 4 children 2 adults, 4 children, 2 guests 2 adults, 4 children, 2 guests
    Additional single-use guest tickets   2  
    Guest passes for the museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues     4
    Special exhibition tickets (each exhibit)     2
    Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers     4
    Recognition in The Franklin Institute's Online Honor Roll    
    Tax deductible 100% all but $42 all but $164

     

  • Join  or  Renew

    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Patrons Circle: $600 Discoverers Circle:
    $1000
    Benefactor Partner: $1,500
    Core member benefits 2 adults, 4 children, 2 guests 2 adults, 4 children, 2 guests 2 adults, 4 children, 2 guests
    Passes for the museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues 8 12 12
    Special exhibition tickets (each exhibit) 2 2 4
    Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers 4 4 4
    Invitations to exclusive Benefactor Society events    
    Dedicated Benefactor concierge service    
    Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)    
    Recognition in The Franklin Institute's Online Honor Roll
    Recognition on Benefactor Society screens in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial    
    Tax deductible all but $248 all but $332 all but $332

    For higher membership levels, learn more about The Benefactor Society

    • Memberships are for a single household and are not transferrable. Photo ID is required to match our household record at check-in.
    • Member children are ages 3 - 18.
    • Guests, where applicable, must be accompanied by Member(s).
    • Parking is first come, first served for all visitors, including Members. Possession of parking vouchers, where applicable, does not guarantee parking. Please note that the garage has limited parking for over-sized vans, trucks and SUVs.
  • When you purchase a gift membership for relatives and friends, you are providing them 1 full year of fun at The Franklin Institute!

    Just select "Gift" from the Individual or Family Membership sections above

    Members enjoy exclusive access to exhibitions, programs, and events—plus a portion of your gift is tax deductible, supporting our mission to educate and inspire millions every year.

    PLEASE NOTE: For online purchases, all gift membership materials will automatically be sent directly to the gift giver identified as the Billing Contact within the purchasing process.  You can expect to receive these materials by mail within 7 business days after completing your purchase.

    If you have questions about Gift Memberships or would like to purchase by phone, please call us at 215.448.1200, Option 2.