In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for science and technology. Your support makes that possible – thank you!
We invite you to learn about the many programs we offer to students, families, educators, and the public, that deliver that mission every day. Together, we are inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, healthcare workers, teachers, explorers and more, and building a more scientifically literate society.
STEM Scholars is an immersive, four-year program for Philadelphia area 9-12th graders who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and math. Through college preparation, SAT/ACT tutoring, mentorships, paid internships and research experiences, and career and technical education, this program enhances subject knowledge and problem-solving skills, is helping to build the next STEM workforce.
Your generosity also helps fund exhibit development and maintenance, curatorial preservation, Community Nights, our Sensory Friendly Every Day efforts, Leap into Science, and so much more. Explore our entire website to learn more!