Registration & Rates

Spark your child’s curiosity and help them develop a lifelong love of science!

From spring break, winter break, and summer camp to days when school is out, science is always in session at The Franklin Institute. Each camp session has a unique and exciting theme—from natural disasters and the mysteries of space to preparing yourself to become a superhero—come for one session or spend the summer with us! Discovery Camp not only inspires your child’s interest in science, it encourages friendships and establishes memories for years to come.

Each camp day includes hands-on science activities and workshops, museum exploration, a snack, and a break for lunch. Campers may also have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and see shows in the Fels Planetarium, Tuttleman IMAX® Theater, or Franklin 3D Theater shows, depending on the camp session.

  • Registration Information

    • All sessions run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Early arrival and late departure are available for an additional fee.

    • Campers receive a daily snack, time for lunch, and all activity supplies. Summer campers also receive a Discovery Camp T-shirt and a weekly camp newsletter.

    • Campers are encouraged to bring a packed lunch but may purchase lunch from the on-site museum food service, Frog Commissary.

    • Franklin Institute Members receive discounted Discovery Camp rates.

    Classes are structured by grade level with our youngest campers having a specialized classroom space. Our highly trained camp staff includes Franklin Institute educators, local teachers, and college students interested in education and science fields, with support from our high school counselors-in-training and volunteers. We provide a 1:7 counselor-to-camper ratio.

    Register now! Call 215.448.1200 (Option 5), weekdays 9:00 am–5:00 pm, and pay with a credit card to get instant confirmation of your registration or download the Registration Contract and submit it via fax or mail (instructions on the contract).

    Unless otherwise noted, registration will close at 3:00 pm on the business day prior to a session.

  • Daily Rates - For School's Out, Spring Break, and Winter Break Camps

    PreK–grade 6

    $60 per day - Franklin Institute Members
    $65 per day - Non-members
    Early arrival 8:00 am - $8 per day
    Late departure 5:30 pm - $10 per day

    Call 215.448.1200 to reserve your space.

  • Weekly Rates - For Summer Camps

    Book early and save! Take advantage of our early bird discount for summer camp and book before April 1, 2015.

    PreK–grade 9
    Early bird discount:
    $315 per week – Members
    $340 per week – Non-members

    After April 1, 2015:
    $329 per week – Members
    $359 per week – Non-members

    Early arrival 8:00 am - $45 per week
    Late departure 5:30 pm - $55 per week

    Bring a sibling to camp and save $25 per sibling.
    Save 10% when you register for at least 6 weeks of Camp.

    Call 215.448.1200 to reserve your space.

  • Important Forms

  • Scholarships

    A limited number of scholarships are available based on academic achievement and financial need, as well as scholarships for minorities and girls who exhibit an interest in science. The application deadline for 2015 scholarships has passed.  Please check back in early 2016 for updated scholarship information.