Student Access Program

Now booking field trips for the 2016-2017 school year! 

Fields trips provide memorable learning experiences for students and teachers alike. Realizing the importance of these experiences and the limited resources of some schools to make field trips a reality, we are proud to offer the Student Access Program for its fourth year.  This program is generously funded by supporters of The Franklin Institute.

How To Apply 

To qualify for the Student Access Program, schools must meet two criteria:

  • Be located in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania
  • Be classified as Title 1
  • Have at least fifty percent or more of the student body qualified to receive government free/subsidized lunch.

If your school meets the criteria, an Eligibility Form is required, along with a Visit Request Form  to schedule your free visit. 

Forms may be submitted via one of the methods listed below.
BY EMAIL: reservations@fi.edu
BY FAX: 215.448.1235


Visit Guidelines 

2016-2017 School Year

Free visits are available on Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding holidays) in September through January. Availability is limited and the program fills up quickly—book next year’s field trip now to secure your date!

Complimentary admission will be given to all students and their chaperones. 1 chaperone for every 10 youth is required; however, we recommend 1 chaperone for every 5 youth to allow for the best experience!

This fall, introduce your students to the extraordinary world of robotics and engineering at Robot Revolution, a ground-breaking new exhibit supported by Google.org with additional major support from The Boeing Company. We are thrilled that access to this remarkable exhibit will be complimentary for schools participating in the Student Access Program.

Other programs that can enhance your visit are available for an additional fee. These options include:

  • Hands-on Workshops: $5.00 per student
  • Tuttleman IMAX Theater Films: $4.50 per person
  • Franklin Theater Shows: $3.00 per person
  • Fels Planetarium Shows: $3.00 per person
  • Live Science Shows: $3.00 per person

Groups that plan to eat lunch on-site must reserve a brown bag lunchroom. A $25.00 fee applies for groups of 15-150 people; fee doubles for groups over 151 people.