Title I Schools

Now booking field trips for the 2018-2019 school year! 

The Franklin institute is proud to offer our Student Access Program, allowing eligible Title I schools to visit for either free or discounted field trips. In its sixth year, this program has made it possible for more than 30,000 students each year to enjoy interactive science at The Franklin Institute through the generosity of our supporters. 

Eligibly Criteria 
To qualify for the Student Access Program, schools must meet three 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 free/reduced lunch

If your school meets the criteria and you wish to book a visit, please complete the Student Access Request Form.

Student Access Request Form

You will receive a confirmation letter within two business days after submitting the form. Final headcount and payment for any visit upgrades is due at least three weeks prior to the date of your visit. Payment for lunchrooms and visit upgrades is due at least three weeks prior to the date of your visit.

Free Visit - September - January

Complimentary museum admission and lunchroom space will be offered to all students and chaperones, with discounted rates available for theater shows and Special Exhibits! 

Free visits are available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (excluding holidays), September through January. Availability is limited and the program fills up quickly.  Check our availability calendar to see what dates are still available. Click here.  

Discounted Visit - February - March
Schools visiting February 1 – March 29, 2019 will receive an additional $2.00 discount on student tickets.   

Chaperone Requirements 

One chaperone for every ten students is required; however, we recommend one chaperone for every five students to allow for the best experience! Chaperones are considered any adult with the group and include teachers, school staff, administrators, nurses, and parents/guardians. 

Lunch Accommodations 
NEW FOR 2018-2019! No lunchroom fee! 

Groups that plan to bring their lunches to eat on-site must reserve a lunchroom.  Lunches must all be placed together and put in a box or bin and labeled with your group name so we can store it for you in the lunchroom while you explore the museum.

Enhance your visit! 

Maximize the educational value of your field trip by adding on additional programs to your visit. 

  • Special Exhibit--Vikings: Beyond the Legend: $5 per person 
    North American Premiere! Go beyond the legend as we know it, and explore more than 600 real archaeological relics that reveal the story of the Viking warriors who set sail from Scandinavia a thousand years ago in search of new lands.  
  • Theater Shows: 1 Show $5 per person; 2 Shows $ 8 per person
    Choose from presentations in the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater or Fels Planetarium or be dazzled with our Live Science Shows!