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 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 

2015-2016 School Year

Free visit requests are no longer being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year.

If you wish to still visit with us this school year, you may take advantage of our Student Access discounted rate.  Please contact us for details.

2016-2017 School Year

Free visits are available on Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding holidays) in September through January. Visits will also be permitted Wednesday through Friday, January 4-6 and January 11-13.  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!

Additional fees apply for all other theater shows, workshops, and special exhibitions. A full listing of programs and rates will be available July 2016.  When reserving your visit, please include the best way for us to contact you in the summer months to finalize your visit.

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.