Benefactor Society

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The Benefactor Society

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Membership levels starting at $1,500

Joining this group of highly committed philanthropists who have a sincere devotion to science is an excellent way to combine membership benefits at one of the world's most prestigious museums with a charitable gift that will help to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. Generous Benefactor Society members help extend the Institute’s reach by funding a multitude of initiatives and programs specially designed to deliver world-class education both within and beyond the museum’s walls.

  • Unlimited FREE admission to the Science Museum and Fels Planetarium for 2 adults, 4 children, and 2 guests per visit (plus additional guest passes as detailed below!)
    • PLUS: Recently refreshed Science Park, open during museum hoursSeasonal and weather permitting.
  • NEW! Seasonal Experiences
    • Franklin Fright – FREE for members every weekend October 1 – 31 
    • Franklin Frost – FREE for members Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve
  • Four (4) FREE tickets to all ticketed exhibitions
  • Harry Potter: The Exhibition – World Premiere in Early 2022
    • Stay tuned for more information on ticketing and member perks!
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  • Dedicated concierge service to help plan a visit to the museum
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, receptions featuring guest lecturers, and other exclusive events, including the “Science of…” series
    • Due to COVID-19, some events and benefits are temporarily unavailable, and some events will be held virtually. Please visit our website and refer to your eSpectacles member newsletter for updates, and feel free to call 215.448.1339 with any questions. 
  • Opportunity to start the Foucault Pendulum (private, by request)
  • Exclusive discounts on:
    • Franklin Institute parking garage – complimentary vouchers (as detailed below)
    • Sci-Store purchases – 10% off
    • The Eatery and Café – 10% off
    • Advance ticketing – no service fees
  • Reciprocal FREE admission to more than 250 ASTC Science Museums (restrictions apply)
  • Subscription to Spectacles member e-newsletter, Illuminations donor newsletter, and the Benefactor Bulletin
  • Recognition on the Institute's donor honor roll
  • Tax deductibility
  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the science museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • All but $332 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits

     

  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 4 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 12 guest passes* for the science museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • All but $357 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Friends Circle membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • All but $789 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits

     

  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum  to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute’s curatorial collection, Franklin Hall, or Observatory
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • Complimentary Friends Circle membership to give as a gift to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $789 is tax deductible

     

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute’s curatorial collection, Franklin Hall, or Observatory
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • 20% discount on the rental of an Institute facility (exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $953 is tax deductible

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute’s curatorial collection, Franklin Hall, or Observatory
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • All but $953 is tax deductible

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits

  • Join or Renew Online!

    • 8 single-visit Franklin Institute parking garage vouchers
    • Set of 20 guest passes* for the science museum to share with family, friends, and colleagues
    • Invitation to the annual Curatorial Showcase featuring the Institute's collections department
    • Invitation to an annual President’s Circle event with Institute leadership
    • Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute’s curatorial collection, Franklin Hall, or Observatory
    • Invitation to a private lunch with the President and CEO of The Franklin Institute
    • Access to a Franklin Institute scientist for a private event, tour, or school group discussion
    • Gift certificate to the Sci-Store ($25)
    • Complimentary traveling exhibition catalogue
    • 2 complimentary Friends Circle memberships to give as gifts to a friend or family member
    • Complimentary rental of an Institute facility (based on availability, exclusive of catering and related expenses)
    • All but $953 is tax deductible

    *not valid for specially ticketed exhibits