Tonight Wednesday August 19th is Target Community Night at The Franklin Institute! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these FREE educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas sponsored by Target. Experience The Franklin Institute’s famous exhibitions, special programs, and themed activities. Target Community Nights are from 5:00PM-8:00PM, on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified. Admission is free and there is no need to pre-register. Doors open at 5:00PM. Check in at the registration table for a chance to win a free Family Membership! Guest are asked to park in our garage for a discounted rate of $6 for the evening. The garage is located at 271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Have you been to the Franklin Institute lately? It’s without a doubt one of the most beloved and wonderful places to visit with the kids in the whole city. So many of us locals have fond and deep memories of going to the Franklin Institute on our own school field trips, right? I’m betting that most of us still remember the impact the thump thump of walking through the giant heart had on us as kids and how cool it is to take our own children there to experience it again now as parents.
But did you know that you and your littles can sleep over at the Franklin too? What a cool experience for your kids and for the grown-up science lovers in your family too, right??!
Yes, now you can Sleepover at The Franklin Institute at their very special Camp-In running March 21st and March 28th! Grab your sleeping bag and Camp-In next to the museum’s iconic exhibits. Explore hands- on exhibits and engaging theater presentations, take a ride on the Blue Angels Flight Simulator and sleep next to the Giant Heart or a 350-ton locomotive! On your overnight adventure, you’ll have access to all of the Museum’s offerings AND you’ll earn a souvenir activity patch that entitles you to FREE admission for a year!
Camp-In Activities Include:
– NEW! Live Astronomy show, Eye to Sky
– NEW! A Franklin Institute produced Planetarium show, To Space and Back
– Hands-on Astronomy Workshop – Gravity-defying ride on the Blue Angels Flight Simulator
– Captivating film on the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater’s five-story tall screen.
– Rooftop stargazing through our professional telescopes in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory (weather
– Explore and sleep next to The Franklin Institute’s core exhibits—The Giant Heart, Sports Challenge,
Electricity, and more! (Special exhibits not included.)
– Light continental breakfast.
– Exclusive shopping hours in the Sci-Store Gift Shop the next morning
Grab Your Camp-In Discount Code
And now all you lucky phillyfun4kids readers can all take advantage of an exclusive discount when you use code CISM when booking your Camp-In visit and get $5 off Camp-In Rates for March 21st and 28th!
To book your Camp-In visit call, 215.448.1200 (option 5) and be sure to mention code CISM to get $5 off Camp-In rates for March 21st and March 28th. Regular Camp-In tickets are $48.50 per person on Friday night and $54.50 on Saturday nights. See http://www.fi.edu/Camp-In/ for more details
If You Go:
The Franklin Institute is located at 222 N. 20th Street in Philadelphia. Admission is $16.50 for adults, $14 for children ages 3-11. The museum is open daily 9:30am – 5pm.
Family Four-Pack Ticket Giveaway:
In addition to the awesome $5 off discount code for the Camp-In, now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader has a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to visit the Franklin Institute. (Please note, this does not include Camp-In visit.) To enter, simply fill out the simple Rafflecopter Form below. Giveaway ends Sunday March 30th at 11:59pm EDT. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided with 4 free tickets to giveaway for the purposes of this post. As always, all opinions expressed about Philly’s most beloved science museum being awesome are our own.
Apologies to not post this sooner but if you’re at all interested in a family membership to The Franklin Institute, act TODAY (Thursday May 27th) to get a 50% off discount!!
From now through Thursday, May 27, Savvy Source – Philadelphia is offering a huge discount on a family membership to The Franklin Institute for only $50, which is 50% off the regular price. This deal is $50 instead of the regular $99 family membership. Get it now before it’s gone!
The membership includes two free tickets to see the new exhibit, Cleopatra, and free admission to over 250 ASTC science museums. It’s really an incredible deal for $50 — all for one family. This is part of a new program for Savvy Source. It’s called Savvy Savings and Scholarships, and it’s like Groupon, except designed specifically for things to do with kids. The deals only last a few days. A membership to the Franklin is just in time for summer and for all of those long summer days when it’s too hot to play outside.
Even better: When you buy your membership, Savvy Source will donate 5% of the purchase price to the preschool of your choice and 5% to a scholarship fund for kids who can’t afford to go to preschool. You get a great deal, your preschool earns some money, and it help kids — it’s a win for everyone.
Don’t miss this great deal!!