Win & Give the Gift of a The Franklin Institute Membership

Posted on: November 29th, 2018 by

This post about a Franklin Institute Membership was sponsored by the Franklin Institute. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about things to do in Philadelphia and giftable experiences in Philadelphia that we think your family may enjoy.

 

Are your children amazed by science? I know that my two children are obsessed with science. We are constantly reading books about science and doing experiments at home. I was looking for a great place to take them so they could have a hands on experience with many of the science concepts they love and I found the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

 

About The Franklin Institute, a science museum in Philadelphia.

Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.

 

The Franklin Institute has a variety of exhibitions that explore many different concepts. There are places to learn about your brain, virtual reality, trains, and more!

 

GIve the Gift of a The Franklin Institute Membership

 

A look at some of our favorite The Franklin Institute Exhibits

The Train Factory

  • Train lover in the house? This is a must see stop on your Franklin Institute visit. My kindergartener loved being the train conductor on our train ride. (There is a huge old-time Baldwin 60000 locomotive, which moves a few feet back and forth. It’s just what I imagined train rides must have been like in their prime.) Later we followed the clues to solve the mystery of the train wreck.

Franklin Institute train

The Amazing Machine

  • Here visitors can explore how gears, cams, pulleys and such all work together in machines of every size. There are many opportunities to try out the different machines. They are great for the older kids.

Franklin Air Show

  • Here Jenn’s kids took an Air Force Jet out for a test drive and learned about making things fly. They also checked out the 4D Flight Simulator. They were turning in every direction.

Franklin Institute air

The Giant Heart

  • This is probably the most well-known exhibit of the Franklin Institute. It has earned its hype. It was quite awe-inspiring to be able to walk through the heart and hear it beat as ours does. While you explore the surrounding exhibits your children will get a real feel for how their body works.

Electricity

  • In the Electricity area are some cool exhibits where kids can use their bodies and parent’s their cell phones to learn about electricity. Power up the sustainable dance floor, complete a power circuit with your body; both fun stops in this area.

The Brain

Sports Zone

Ways our Family Experiences the Franklin Institute SportsZone Exploring Experiences Mom Jennifer Auer

 

Planetarium

  • Our favorite part of the institute was the planetarium. The show is included in admission and definitely worth checking out. My daughter loves space and wants to be an astronomer when she grows up so this was an amazing experience for her.

 

Vikings: Beyond the Legend ~ A temporary exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history.

 

Vikings: Beyond the Legend, an interactive exhibition that explores the people, traditions, and influence of the legendary Viking Age, made its North American debut at The Franklin Institute this past October. It will remain there until March 2019.

VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND at the Franklin Institute

Photo credit Franklin Institute

The exhibition reveals fresh insights through the latest archaeological discoveries that show the evolution of Vikings, providing a more accurate portrayal of them as skilled artisans, farmers, traders, and explorers who made a significant impact on our modern world. Featuring more than 600 treasured artifacts on loan from the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, dramatic ship reconstructions, interactive experiences, striking multimedia, and all-new augmented reality—the exhibit takes visitors beyond the legend to convey the true story of the voyagers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago.

 

View the Rosklilde at the VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND at the Franklin Institute

View the Rosklilde at the VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND at the Franklin Institute

 

Too Much to Do in Just One Visit

There is so much fun to be had at the Franklin Institute that you are definitely going to want to keep going back. Buying a Franklin Institute membership is the best way to make sure you can have fun at the Franklin Institute all year.

 

8 Reasons to Gift a Franklin Institute Membership

Some of the benefits that members get include:

  • For less than the price of 2 family visits, you can have a Franklin Institute membership for your family.
  • Unlimited Admission to the museum, Fels Planetarium, and the SkyBike
  • Use their NEW mobile app and enjoy the flexibility of always having your membership card at your fingertips
  • Exclusive Discounts to:
    • Tuttleman IMAX® and Franklin 3D Theater films
    • Ticketed Special Exhibitions
    • Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor – $10/Member Adult and Children
    • Complimentary ticketing benefits for ticketed special exhibits available at the Membership Circle and Benefactor levels
    • Franklin Institute parking garage
    • Sci-Store Purchases
      • Night Skies in the Observatory
    • Science After Hours — 21+ Only
    • Discovery Camp, Camp-In, and Workshops
  • Utilize your benefit of NO SERVICE FEES and secure your tickets in advance for special exhibitions.
  • Invitations to events and lectures
  • Reciprocal Admission to more than 250 ASTC Science Museums (restrictions apply)
  • Tax deductibility benefits

To learn more about The Franklin Institute membership benefits visit their page at www.fi.edu/explore-membership.

 

The Franklin Institute Brain Exhibit

 

Franklin Institute Family Membership

There are several membership options to choose from that come with added benefits. Franklin Institute Family Memberships start at $149. You can learn more about the membership levels here.

The Franklin Institute is located at 222 North 20th St in Philadelphia. The museum is open daily from 9:30-5:00.

 

Ready to win a Franklin Institute Family Membership?

Franklin Institute family membership Giveaway

 

Jersey Family Fun’s The Franklin Institute Family Membership Giveaway Details

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  • Chances of winning are dependent entirely on the number of eligible entries received.
  • The Franklin Institute is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • We will pick 1 winner. The winner will receive 1 Franklin Institute Family Membership.
  • The winners are responsible for his/her own travel costs and parking fees during an event.
  • This giveaway will end Thursday, December 6, 2018 at midnight. The winner will be announced shortly after that. Make sure you have left us your email address. You will have 24 hours to claim your tickets by emailing us back your name to Melanie. All prizes not claimed will either remain with the company sponsor or Jersey Family Fun to be used at a later date. We will make every effort to get the tickets to you by Christmas, but we can not make any guarantees.
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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

34 thoughts on “Win & Give the Gift of a The Franklin Institute Membership

  1. lisa mcclellan says:

    we would love tgis my kids have been begging to go!

  2. Larry says:

    My kids love science.

  3. Rachel D says:

    My son has not been yet and we are very close to enjoy membership. Would love to win. Thanks for opportunity to enter.

  4. Michelle R says:

    Looks like so much fun!!

  5. Elizabeth Miller says:

    this place was perfect for both my 13 year old daughter and my 5 year old daughter when we went last year. They would love for us to have a membership because it is a place they both enjoy. In addition, it would give us something to do during the winter months instead of just walking the mall or things like that.

  6. Rebecca Hall says:

    Thanks for the great opportunity , absolutely love it their!

  7. Chantae B says:

    My family would love to be gifted the FI membership because we love science and spending quality time together learning!

  8. adina says:

    my kids have never been there and would love to visit!

  9. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    My sons would enjoy going here on school breaks.

  10. Danielle D says:

    My family would love this membership because it’s our favorite museum and it’s educational and entertaining for my entire family including the adults!!!!

  11. Jeanny says:

    Thank you for the chance!!

  12. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    My sons love science, this would be great for them.

  13. Kris I. says:

    I would love to win tickets because my daughter went here on a school trip and absolutely loved the exhibits; however, they didn’t get to explore the entire museum so she would love to go back.

  14. Judith says:

    Just in time, I hope! My daughter would love this

  15. Cheryl G. says:

    My boys would be thrilled to win!! They love science and hands on exploring!

  16. adina says:

    We’ve never been there and my kids would love to go!

  17. Christy Gamber says:

    Learning and fun, what’s not to love

  18. Melissa T says:

    My son loves to learn about science. He would really enjoy the planetarium

  19. Tash says:

    Thank you for the chance. We’ve never been and my three kids will enjoy this as much as myself.

  20. Christinamarra@aol.com says:

    We would love to go and check out all their virtual reality sections. You can go into outer space and you can go underwater. My children love virtual reality

  21. Donna says:

    My kids would love to win tix because the franklin Institute is a place they can both agree on and it’s great for their teen/tween age group.

  22. LORI says:

    WE LOVE THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE. EVERY TIME WE GO THERE WE DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW

  23. Sharon Rooney says:

    My kids would love the Franklin Institute because of all there is to see and do.

  24. Janet Marie Gillich says:

    My boys have been asking to go, its been a couple of years since we last went. They loved the sports room

  25. Larry B says:

    My kids enjoy science.

  26. Ilona thurman says:

    We’ve never been. My kids would love it

  27. Jessica Major says:

    My son and nephew have been asking to come for months. They really want to see the planetarium.

  28. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    My daughter would lone it there on her Christmas break and she never been there.

  29. Becky says:

    We’ve never been. I think my kids would love it!!!

  30. Jennifer Czekanski says:

    We went to the Academy of Natural Sciences this past winter and could see the Franklin Institute nearby, the kids have wanted to go ever since then. We all love science! I still remember the heart as a kid.

  31. Chantae B says:

    My kids want to win these tickets because they love science. We would like to go during winter break.

  32. Alicia says:

    My children love it here thanks for chance

  33. Shana Crinnian says:

    He loves to travel to PA and science is awesome!

  34. Danielle D says:

    My kids would really appreciate this giveaway! They love science and love to explore! This is also great for the various ages of my kids! They would all enjoy and appreciate! Thanks!

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