Maximize the educational value of your Traveling Science Show and find out about discount opportunities.
Sign up for any of the 15 dynamic shows, all designed to involve students from preschool to eighth grade in discovering new aspects of science. All generate an infectious enthusiasm that spills over into the classroom. And The Franklin Institute provides pre-show classroom activities for all shows to reinforce concepts and expand learning.
- All shows and classroom materials are aligned with National Science Education Standards.
- Shows are available year round for schools, scout gatherings, corporate fun days, mall, or community events.
- Reduced summer rates for camps, swim clubs, and recreation center programs.
Pricing: Preschool Shows
Preschool shows begin at $250
What You Need to Know
Preschool shows are designed for small groups of 3-5 year olds
There is a maximum size of 30 students per preschool show
Preschool shows are not available outside of the Philadelphia metro region
Pricing: Traveling Science Shows
One Show: $500
Additional Shows: $225 same topic / $375 additional topic
What You Need to Know
Shows are 45 minutes in length
Maximum audience size is 250 students
We strongly recommend school audiences include three or fewer grade levels per show
Up to 4 performances per booking
30 minutes between topics necessary to change set-up
Travel fees added to all shows and exhibits; rates vary by location. Call for specific information.
Early morning fee: $75 for shows beginning before 9:00AM.
Split day fee: $75 for one morning and one afternoon.
Pricing: Traveling Tabletop Exhibits
One Exhibit: $600 small format / $100 per hour after initial 5 hours
What You Need to Know:
Exhibit available for up to 5 hours of fun
2 traveling scientists
Travel fees added to all shows and exhibits; rates vary by location. Call for specific information
Ideal for science fairs and festivals
Shows performed September 8–October 9, 2015 are $100 off the total cost (K–8); $50 off for preschool shows.
Shows performed in December are $50 off the total cost.
For special summer rates, call 215.448.1267 for details.
Block Booking Discount
The Franklin Institute must receive your non-refundable deposit of $100 at least 30 days before the date of your show or your reservation will automatically be cancelled. It is important to reserve early to ensure you get the date you want.
To reserve your Traveling Science Show or Traveling Science Tabletop Exhibit, complete the Traveling Science Reservation online form. A representative from The Franklin Institute will contact you shortly to confirm your show.
Our Traveling Science Shows are uniquely designed to present complex science topics in fun and entertaining ways. These demonstrations sometimes result in a flash of light or colored light, fire, a loud concussive sound, or a puff of smoke. Please review this document prior to your scheduled performance.
This form outlines the supplies and preparations needed for the performance space prior to the arrival of the Traveling Science presenter(s).
To help us better gauge your impression of our show, please take a few minutes to respond to these questions after your show. Your detailed comments are taken seriously as they help us to improve the quality of future performances.