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:

 

  • Individual & Family Memberships

    If you have a Promotional Code, please call 215.448.1200 (Option 2) to purchase.

    Individual Membership:  $50

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    or download the Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits (listed above)
    • 100% tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit via fax or email.
  • Dual Membership:  $75

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    or download the Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 1 adult and 1 guest
    • 100% tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit via fax or email.
  • Family Membership:   $130

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults and 4 children
    • 100% tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit via fax or email.
  • FamilyMAX Membership:  $199

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests
    • 8 Theater Passes
    • All but $32 is tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit via fax or email.
  • Premier Membership:  $265

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    or download the Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core Member Benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests
    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute Parking Garage Vouchers
    • 12 Theater Passes
    • All but $96 is tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form (see left sidebar) and submit via fax or email.
  • Membership Circles

    Young Friends Circle:  $350

    (eligible to individuals age 35 and under)

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    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® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • Set of 4 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues, separate from guest passes)
    • 4 complimentary parking stickers (no time limit) for use in The Franklin Institute's onsite garage
    • Member rates for workshops, Discovery Camp, birthday parties, 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
    • All but $152 is tax deductible

  • Friends Circle:  $400

    Join or Renew Online!
    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® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • Set of 4 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues, separate from guest passes)
    • 4 complimentary parking stickers (no time limit) for use in The Franklin Institute's onsite garage
    • Member rates for workshops, Discovery Camp, birthday parties, 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
    • All but $152 is tax deductible
  • Patrons Circle:  $600

    Join or Renew Online!
    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® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • Set of 8 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues, separate from guest passes)
    • 4 complimentary parking stickers (no time limit) for use in The Franklin Institute's onsite garage
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 4 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Member rates for additional workshops, Discovery Camp, birthday parties, 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
    • All but $274 is tax deductible
  • Discoverers Circle:  $1,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    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® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • Set of 8 guest passes* for the museum and theaters to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues, separate from guest passes)
    • 4 complimentary parking stickers (no time limit) for use in The Franklin Institute's onsite garage
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 4 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • Member rates for additional workshops, Discovery Camp, birthday parties, 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
    • All but $366 is tax deductible
  • The Benefactor Society

    All members of the Benefactor Society receive:

          - Dedicated Benefactor concierge service to help plan a visit to the museum

          - Subscription to Spectacles member newsletter, Illuminations donor newsletter,
             and the Benefactor Bulletin

          - Recognition in the Institute's annual report, onscreen in the Tuttleman 
            IMAX® theater, and on Benefactor Society plaques adjacent to the
            Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

          - Preferential purchasing for tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony
            and Dinner

    Pendulum Partners:  $1,500

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $712 is tax deductible

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

  • Baldwin Circle: $3,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Breakfast featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • All but $817 is tax deductible

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

  • Celestial Circle:  $5,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Breakfast featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Premier membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • All but $1,301 is tax deductible

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

  • Ambassador Circle:  $10,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Breakfast featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Premier membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility for your private event (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room (maximum of 10 people)
    • All but $1,301 is tax deductible

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

  • Kite and Key Circle:   $15,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Breakfast featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Premier memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility for your private event (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room (maximum of 10 people)
    • All but $1,541 is tax deductible

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

  • Franklin Fellows:   $25,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Breakfast featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Premier memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility for your private event (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room (maximum of 10 people)
    • 2 tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner, including 2 reserved seats in Franklin Hall for the Awards presentation and invitation to the Awards Preview Party
    • Invitation to a private lunch for 4 people with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Your own personal sponsored day at The Franklin Institute, enabling a very special group of students to enjoy a field trip
    • All but $3,251 is tax deductible

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

  • Inventors Circle:  $50,000

    Join or Renew Online!
    or download the Benefactor Society form (see left sidebar) and submit it by fax, email, or mail.

    • Core member benefits for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests (listed above)
    • Up to 8 complimentary IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater tickets* per visit
    • 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
    • Special ticketing benefits with each traveling exhibit (can also be shared with friends, family and colleagues upon request separate from guest passes)
    • Invitation to the annual "Science of..." Dinner and Discussion
    • Invitations to exhibit openings, film screenings, and other exclusive events
    • Invitation to 1 private reception with a featured lecturer
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Breakfast featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private by request)
    • Franklin Institute Scavenger Hunt experience (materials to be provided by request)
    • 8 complimentary Member Workshop tickets (exclusive of extra material costs)
    • 10% discount in Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Premier memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility for your private event (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's curatorial collections, Franklin Hall, Joel N. Bloom Observatory, or Tuttleman IMAX® projection room (maximum of 10 people)
    • 4 tickets to The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner, including 4 reserved seats in Franklin Hall for the Awards presentation and invitation to the Awards Preview Party
    • Invitation to a private lunch for 4 people with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Your own personal sponsored day at The Franklin Institute, enabling a very special group of students to enjoy a field trip
    • All but $4,037 is tax deductible

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