Group Dining Options

Franklin Foodworks

Book your best group visit ever!  We can’t wait to host your next outing here at The Franklin Institute and will work hard to make it a memorable experience.  

There are a few ways to start planning or make a reservation:

  • Phone – call us at 215-448-1200 (prompt 3), Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Email –
  • Online – click the “Book Now” button below.  You will receive a confirmation within two business days.

If you still have questions, call us directly and our team of experts will be thrilled to help you start planning!

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There are several lunch options for your Franklin Institute field trip.

Bring Your Own
Groups bringing their own lunches must reserve a lunch room in advance; the fee is $25 for groups of 15 - 150. Fee increases to $50 for groups of 151 or more.  Lunchrooms are available Monday - Friday only and cannot be reserved on the weekends.

How it works: Collect your group's lunches in BOXES (no bags please) labeled with your school name before arriving at The Franklin Institute. Groups must pre-reserve space to eat in the lunchrooms.  We will store your lunches in your assigned lunchroom while you explore the exhibits. Please note that this meal option does not include refrigeration.

Pro-Tip: All lunchrooms are reserved for 25 minutes.  To maximize your lunchtime and enjoyment, please make sure to handle all restroom breaks, hand washing, and lunch purchasing (if needed), prior to your lunch start time. 

Franklin Vouchers 
Enjoy fresh, made-to-order lunch in our onsite restaurant. Choose from these options:

Deluxe Voucher

All premium voucher options, as well as a choice of salad or sandwich. 
Sandwiches Include
: Waldorf, Cuban Pork, Maple Chicken, Italian Hoagie, Roasted Turkey, Black Pepper Roast Beef, Seitan Bahn Mi
Salads include:  Grilled Chicken Caesar, Southwest Chicken,  Quinoa Tabbouleh, Cobb, Smoked Salmon, Garden.  Subject to availability and subject to change.


Premium Voucher

Most popular! Chicken fingers, pizza slice, hamburger or cheeseburger, fountain soda, and fries.


Standard Voucher

 Hot dog or pizza slice, fountain soda, and chips.


*All food orders subject to 8% sales tax.