School Group Reservations for the Benjamin Franklin Museum

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Your school group must meet three criteria to qualify for an academic fee waiver:  eligibility, educational purpose, and relevance of park resources.

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Fee Waivers - Who's Eligible?

School groups and other bona fide academic institutions (K-12 and colleges/universities) are eligible for FREE admission to the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Home schools may be granted a fee waiver if they can provide proof that they are recognized by their state's requirement for home schools. Not-for-profit groups: service, civic, fraternal organizations, scouts, 4-H, and similar groups, even when attending with school-aged children, do not qualify as an academic institution. The fee waiver only covers the students plus one chaperone for every ten students. Any additional chaperones must pay the museum fee.

*As part of the Every Kid Outdoors program, fourth grade school groups can have three adults per student admitted to the museum for free, regardless of whether they have an “Every Kid Outdoors” pass.

Please note that the Franklin Court Printing Office has different operating hours than the Benjamin Franklin Museum and may be closed certain days of the week.


Letter of Request

Teachers must bring a signed letter on school letterhead requesting a fee waiver. The letter of request must address each of three criteria to qualify for an academic fee waiver: eligibility, educational purpose, and relevance of park resources. If the school group is separated while visiting the park, each group visiting the Benjamin Franklin Museum must bring a written copy of the fee waiver request letter.

  • Example of a fee waiver letter

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    Dear Fee Program Manager,

    This letter is to request a fee waiver for our school's visit to the Benjamin Franklin Museum. This museum will help the students to explore Franklin's life and character. The purpose of our visit to the Benjamin Franklin Museum is to reinforce concepts that are included in the school's curriculum. We understand that the fee will only be waived for the students plus one adult for each ten students.

    Thank you,
    Name of teacher or principal

Complete This Form to Request a School Reservation

Reservations for the Benjamin Franklin Museum are not required, but are recommended. Requests must be submitted two weeks in advance. Thre is a limit of 100 tickets reserved for each hour. Reservations are on the hour (for example, 9AM, 10AM, etc.). A reservation is not a guarantee of free admission.

NPS Form 10-1750 (Rev. 04/2021)
National Park Service

OMB Control No. 1024-0228
Expiration Date 11/31/2025


A park representative will follow-up to confirm group details once this request has been received and reviewed.

NPS Form 10-1750 (Rev. 04/2021)
National Park Service

OMB Control No. 1024-0228
Expiration Date 11/31/2025


Privacy Act Statement

Authority: Public Law 114-289 National Park Service Centennial Act and 54 U.S.C. 100701 Protection, interpretation, and research in System.

Purpose: To administer education programs for education audiences including but not limited to school groups, scouting groups, extracurricular groups, and home school groups.

Routine Uses: To effectively manage requests for education received by the NPS, the Education Reservation Request Form is used to collect basic education reservation information to facilitate operational aspects of scheduling groups for park education programs, including in-park education programs, ranger in classroom programs, and/or online distance learning programs.

Disclosure: Voluntary, however, failure to provide the requested information may impede the ability to grant your education reservation request.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement

We are collecting this information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501) to provide park managers and educators the information needed to schedule and conduct education program activities. All applicable parts of the form must be completed in order for your request to be considered. You are not required to respond to this or any other Federal agency-sponsored information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has approved this collection of information and assigned control number 1024-0288.

Estimated Burden Statement

Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Do not send your completed form to this address.

Last updated: July 17, 2024

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