Exclusive Member Benefits

Science After Hours at The Franklin Institute

As a member of The Franklin Institute enjoy exclusive access to exhibitions, programs, and events—plus the added benefit of knowing that your support helps educate and inspire millions every year.

Our members enjoy:

  • Unlimited Admission to the museum and the Fels Planetarium 
    • As we strive to keep everyone safe and healthy, some high-touch exhibits and experiences are temporarily unavailable.  On your visit, you WILL enjoy Space Command, The Train Factory, Electricity, Changing Earth, The Giant Heart, Your Brain, and Amazing Machine, along with live science shows and demonstrations, and planetarium programs. See all exhibits and experiences, including those that are temporarily unavailable.
  • Exclusive Discounts to:
    • Tuttleman IMAX® films
      • Due to remaining restrictions to keep guests safe and healthy, the IMAX Theater is temporarily unavailable.  These benefits will resume once the theater can safely reopen.
    • Ticketed Special Exhibitions
      • The Presidents by Madame Tussauds – July 8, 2020 – January 3, 2021; $7 per member (ages 3-18)
      • Complimentary ticketing benefits for ticketed special exhibits start at the Friends Circle level
    • Sci-Store Purchases
    • Discovery CampCamp-In, and Workshops
    • Franklin Institute parking garage
  • No Service Fees!
  • Invitations to our special events and lectures
  • Reciprocal Admission to more than 250 ASTC Science Museums (restrictions apply)
  • Tax deductibility benefits

Note: Memberships are valid for one household and are not transferable. Member Children are considered ages 3-18. Members are required to present photo ID when checking in for a visit. Guests, where applicable, must be accompanied by Members.

*Restrictions apply. Check ASTC for rules and a complete listing of participating museums.
** Theater Passes are not valid for major motion pictures in IMAX®.
***It is best to arrive early! Parking is first come, first served for all visitors, including Members. Please note that the garage has limited parking spaces for over-sized vans, trucks, and SUVs. Free parking vouchers are only valid at The Franklin Institute parking garage.


Contact Membership 

215.448.1200 (Option 2)
membership@fi.edu