The Innovators

Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s exclusive donor group ideal for ages 21-40.

The Innovators are a group of motivated young leaders and dynamic individuals who value the important role science and technology play in shaping the world we live in. Members enjoy exclusive events, volunteer and networking opportunities, and most importantly, have a philanthropic impact on The Franklin Institute and its mission to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. (Please note that due to restrictions made necessary by COVID-19, some events and programs will be unavailable until further notice.)

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Cost and Benefits

The Innovators Membership - $300 ($25/per month)

In recognition of your generous annual membership contribution, you will receive the following benefits for one year for one cardholder and guest:

  • Membership card with unlimited admission to the science museum and educational theater shows 
  • Special offers for each ticketed traveling exhibition
  • ​Free admission to every Science After Hours with access to VIP member lounge, The Franklin Institute Speaker Series, and select Philadelphia Science Festival events (these programs are on hiatus until further notice)
  • Complimentary invitation to a minimum of two exclusive Innovator social events (on hiatus until further notice)
  • Discounted ticket(s) to annual Special Exhibit Opening Party (on hiatus until further notice)
  • Opportunity to volunteer to support The Franklin Institute’s mission (on hiatus until further notice)
  • 10% discount on Sci-Store purchases, and at Franklin Foodworks and Foodworks Express
  • Reciprocal admission to more than 250 science museums (visit for details)
  • Recognition in The Franklin Institute’s online Donor Honor Roll
  • Spectacles member newsletter and Illuminations donor newsletter
  • $150 of your gift is tax-deductible

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