Why Give?

Boy amazed by a live science show.

Thank you for supporting The Franklin Institute! 

We need your help now more than ever! The impact of the COVID pandemic on cultural and educational institutions is ongoing, and while we have been able to reopen and are thrilled to welcome visitors back to the museum, we also remain committed to keeping science education accessible for all through our robust Franklin@Home digital programming. Your generous support makes all of this possible – thank you for your generosity!


Today more than ever, we must honor Benjamin Franklin’s legacy of scientific and civic engagement. Science and technology are essential to cultivating young people’s curiosity, and to helping adults understand critical issues so they can make informed decisions. The Franklin Institute is committed to providing resources that enable students, families, and adults to engage with science and technology in creative ways that resonate with learners of all ages. 

The Institute is incredibly proud of its role in the region and the positive impact felt by so many through our educational programs, visits to the Institute, and at events throughout Greater Philadelphia. To maintain these programs, and reach as many students, educators, and families as possible, each gift is a significant contribution.    

Thank you for your philanthropic support ensuring the Institute’s long-term viability so we can remain a world-wide leader in promoting science and technology education. Through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives, we can create a more scientifically literate society prepared to solve problems long into the future.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 215.448.1130. 

Thank you for your generous support!