Join or Renew Your Membership

Members of The Franklin Institute enjoy exclusive access to exhibitions, programs, and events—plus the added benefit of knowing that their support helps educate and inspire millions every year.

Our members enjoy these core benefits:

  • Options for Individuals

    Join    OR    Renew

    Or download the Membership form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

  • JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE

    Pay in full or in installments by filling out this form!

    • Core member benefits for 1 adult and 1 guest
    • Up to 2 complimentary IMAX® tickets* per visit
    • Free admission for 2 adults to monthly Science After Hours with access to the VIP member lounge, The Franklin Institute Speaker Series, and select Philadelphia Science Festival events
    • Complimentary invitation to a minimum of 2 exclusive Innovator social events
    • Discounted ticket(s) to an annual Special Exhibit Opening Party
    • Opportunities to volunteer to support The Franklin Institute’s mission
    • Recognition in The Franklin Institute’s Annual Report
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $150 is tax deductible

    *Not valid for full-length feature films

    For more details on The Innovators program, please click here

  • Options for Families

    Join    OR    Renew

    Or download the Membership form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults and 4 children
    • 6 Theater Passes
    • All but $36 is tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! 
  • Join    OR    Renew

    Or download the Membership form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests
    • 2 single-visit general admission guest passes
    • 8 Theater Passes
    • All but $94 is tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! 
  • Membership Circles

    Join    OR    Renew
    or download the Membership Circles form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests 
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® tickets* per visit
    • Set of 4 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Upgraded benefits with each ticketed special exhibition
    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Member rates for workshops, Discovery Camp, Camp-In, feature films, and lectures
    • Recognition in The Franklin Institute's Annual Report
    • One year subscription to Spectacles Member Newsletter and Illuminations Donor Newsletter
    • Advance notice of special member events, and invitations to film screenings and exhibit openings
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $188 is tax deductible

    *Not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join    OR    Renew
    or download the Membership Circles form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® tickets* per visit
    • Set of 8 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Upgraded benefits with each ticketed special exhibition
    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • 4 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Member rates for additional workshops, Discovery Camp, Camp-In, feature films, and lectures
    • Recognition in The Franklin Institute's Annual Report
    • One year subscription to Spectacles Member Newsletter and Illuminations Donor Newsletter
    • Advance notice of special member events, and invitations to film screenings and exhibit openings
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $296 is tax deductible

    *Not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join    OR    Renew
    or download the Membership Circles form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® tickets* per visit
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Upgraded benefits with each ticketed special exhibition
    • 4 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Member rates for additional workshops, Discovery Camp, Camp-In, feature films, and lectures
    • Recognition in The Franklin Institute's Annual Report
    • One year subscription to Spectacles Member Newsletter and Illuminations Donor Newsletter
    • Advance notice of special member events, and invitations to film screenings and exhibit openings
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $404 is tax deductible

    *Not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • The Benefactor Society

    In addition to the core membership benefits listed above, all members of the Benefactor Society receive:

    • Unlimited Admission to the museum and the Fels Planetarium for 2 adults, 4 children and 2 guests
    • Up to 8 educational Tuttleman IMAX® tickets per visit
    • Dedicated Benefactor concierge service to help plan a visit to the museum
    • Even more exclusive discounts:
      • Ticketed Traveling Exhibitions
      • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, receptions featuring guest lecturers, and other exclusive events, including the “Science of…” series
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Subscription to Spectacles member newsletter, Illuminations donor newsletter, and the Benefactor Bulletin
    • Recognition in the Institute's annual report and on Benefactor Society screens in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • All but $876 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • All but $1,081 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Friends Circle membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • All but $1,517 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

     

  • Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Friends Circle membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $1,517 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • To join or renew your membership at this level, please download and return this form or call 215.448.1130

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $1,669 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • To join or renew your membership at this level, please download and return this form or call 215.448.1130

    • Franklin Institute garage access card for unlimited parking in the onsite garage
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 2 tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • All but $3,091 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits

  • To join or renew your membership at this level, please download and return this form or call 215.448.1130

    • Franklin Institute garage access card for unlimited parking in the onsite garage
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room
    • 4 tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Prominent recognition for sponsorship of science demonstration shows and programming
    • All but $3,613 is tax deductible

    *not valid for full-length feature films or specially ticketed exhibits