Discovery Camp

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, K-2, and PreK

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  • Our summer and school’s out day camps allow campers to spend time exploring the museum, engaging in hands-on science activities, participating in explosive live science shows, and making new friends all while learning about the lively world of science!

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: The Franklin Institute
    Organization Street Address: 222 N. 20th Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Organization Phone Number: (215) 448-1200
    Short Description of Organization:

    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.

    Program Street Address: 222 N 20th St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19103
    Program Phone Number: (215) 448-1200
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Microbiology
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Sports Science
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    We also run programs with ESF Camps in New Jersey and at Valley Forge.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 501-1000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We are willing to make accommodations should someone need them. We also serve many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

    CATEGORIES

    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, K-2, and PreK
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