Group Visits


Unforgettable Group Visits
Experience the fun and excitement of a visit to The Franklin Institute with your group! Special savings off our regular ticket prices are available for groups of 15 or more people. Advance reservations required.

Scheduling your visit is easy! Reserve your visit online now or call 215.448.1200.  

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2022-2023 PRICING

ADMISSION TICKET Youth (Ages 3-18) Adults
Museum Admission (September 6, 2022 - June 16, 2023) $12 $15
Museum Admission + Disney100: The Exhibition ​(February 21- June 16, 2023) $28 $34
Museum Admission + Disney100: The Exhibition ​(Begins June 17, 2023) $34 $34
Upgrade to include Planetarium (more information below) $5 $5
Lunchroom Reservation (more information below) $25 per time slot

Group Visit Information & Policies

    • Payment in full is required three weeks prior to your visit. This gives us the opportunity to mail your tickets and will make your arrival significantly smoother and hassle-free.
    • Your balance can be paid via credit card over the phone by calling 215.448.1200 (option 3). We are available daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Alternatively, your balance can be paid via check by mail. Checks can be sent to:

    Attn: Group Sales
    The Franklin Institute
    222 North 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • When your group arrives, please enter via the main entrance at the top of the steps on the 20th Street side of the museum.
    • All group members should have wristbands on before entering the museum.
    • If you have not received your tickets or wristbands, or need to make changes to your reservation, send the group leader to check-in at the ticketing desk. Other group members should wait outside the main entrance or to the left of the Ben Franklin statue in Franklin Hall.
    • Lunches can be taken in through the 20th Street business entrance, located at street level to the right of the main steps, for storage in your assigned lunchroom (see Lunches section below for additional information).
    • If you need to cancel or reschedule your trip, please call 215.448.1200 or email reservations@fi.edu as soon as possible.
    • Chaperones must be 18 years of age or older. 
    • Any adults with the group are considered chaperones including teachers, administrators, nurses, and parents.
    • One chaperone per 10 ticketed youth (ages 3-18) is required.  
    • Chaperone rates are not available on weekends, holidays, or during the summer.  
    • Chaperone rates are applied to groups with 15 or more youth (ages 3-18). 
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    • Drop-Off: A ten-minute drop-off and pick-up zone is available in front of The Franklin Institute on 20th Street.
    • Pick-Up: Please designate a meet-up place upon arrival so that your group is ready for pick-up at the end of your day. During pick-up, buses should not arrive until your group is ready to depart and should not block the area for other groups waiting to load.
    • Bus Parking: There is no on-site parking affiliated with The Franklin Institute. Please let your driver know they can park at the following location, which is within 15 minutes of the museum. Fees may apply. 
      Callowhill Bus Center (215-829-3330), located on Callowhill Street between Second and Third Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123.