Fee Waivers - Who's Eligible?
School groups and other bona fide academic institutions (K-12 and colleges/universities) are eligible for FREE admission to the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Home schools may be granted a fee waiver if they can provide proof that they are recognized by their state's requirement for home schools. Not-for-profit groups: service, civic, fraternal organizations, scouts, 4-H, and similar groups, even when attending with school-aged children, do not qualify as an academic institution. The fee waiver only covers the students plus one chaperone for every ten students. Any additional chaperones must pay the museum fee.
*As part of the Every Kid Outdoors program, fourth grade school groups can have three adults per student admitted to the museum for free, regardless of whether they have an “Every Kid Outdoors” pass.
Letter of Request
Teachers must bring a signed letter on school letterhead requesting a fee waiver. The letter of request must address each of three criteria to qualify for an academic fee waiver: eligibility, educational purpose, and relevance of park resources. If the school group is separated while visiting the park, each group visiting the Benjamin Franklin Museum must bring a written copy of the fee waiver request letter.
For school group reservations, please call 215-597-7122 (Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at least two weeks prior to your visit. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Through April 14, 2022, there is a limit of 50 tickets reserved for each hour. Beginning April 15, capacity will increase to 100 tickets reserved for each hour. Reservations are on the hour (for example, 9AM, 10AM, etc.). A reservation is not a guarantee of free admission.
Last updated: March 16, 2022