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:

If you would like to purchase tickets to a special exhibit or event, please call 215.448.1200.

  • Individual & Family Memberships

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

    Individual Membership:  $50

    Join    OR    Renew

    Or download the Membership form 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 and submit via fax or email.
  • Dual Membership:  $75

    Join    OR    Renew

    Or download the Membership form 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 and submit via fax or email.
  • Family Membership:   $130

    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
    • 100% tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form and submit via fax or email.
  • FamilyMAX Membership:  $199

    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
    • 8 Theater Passes
    • All but $32 is tax deductible
    • Give as a Gift! Download the Gift Membership form and submit via fax or email.
  • Premier Membership:  $265

    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
    • 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 and submit via fax or email.
  • Membership Circles

    Young Friends Circle:  $350

    (eligible to individuals age 35 and under)

    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 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • 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
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $152 is tax deductible

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

  • 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 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • 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
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $152 is tax deductible

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

  • 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 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • 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
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $274 is tax deductible

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

  • 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 12 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 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • 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
    • 10% discount at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
    • All but $366 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, Fels Planetarium and the SkyBike for 2 adults, 4 children and 2 guests
    • Up to 8 educational Tuttleman IMAX® or Franklin 3D Theater 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

    Benefactor Partner: $1,500

    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

  • Benefactor Supporter: $3,000

    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

  • Benefactor Leader: $5,000

    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

     

  • President’s Circle: $10,000

    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

  • President’s Circle: $15,000

     

    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

  • President’s Circle: $25,000

    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

  • President’s Circle: $50,000

    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