Student Access Program

Now booking field trips for the 2015-2016 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 third 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 classified as Title 1
  • Have at least fifty percent or more of the student body qualified to receive government 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.

Visit Guidelines 
2015-2016 School Year

Free visits are available on Mondays and Tuesdays in September through January.  Visits will also be permitted Wednesday through Friday, January 6-8. Availability is limited and the program fills up quickly – book next year’s field trip now to secure your date!

NEW dates just added!
Due to popular demand, we have added three additional dates’ groups can visit in January!  The new dates are Wednesday, January 13, January 20, and January 27.

There are several dates during the 2015-2016 school year on which free visits are not permitted:

  • 2015: October 12 and November 3
  • 2015: January 18

The following dates are full and no longer available:

  • December 8, 15, 21/22, 2015
  • January 11/12, 19, 25/26, 2016

Availability is subject to change.

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!

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.