Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I obtain images of The Franklin Institute?
A. First, please go to our image gallery to see if the image you're interested in is available online.

Q. How can I obtain an image that isn't part of the gallery?
A. Please contact the Public Relations department via e-mail. Include a detailed description of the image(s) you're requesting, what your usage would be, your publication's circulation, and your deadline.

Q. What is the proper credit line for Franklin Institute images?
A. Please credit all Franklin Institute images, "Courtesy of The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA."

Q. What are your guidelines for shooting film, video, or still photographs?
A. We are always happy to accommodate these media requests. Please keep in mind that we are open to the public daily from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Therefore, we must be careful at all times not to interfere with our visitors' experience at The Franklin Institute. This means that there will be foot traffic including adults and children (school groups often visit between 10:00AM-3:00PM weekdays) and varying degrees of noise and conversation. Weekends are not recommended for shooting purposes.

To inquire about a possible shoot, please submit the following details to us via email:

  • - What organization do you represent?
  • - On what network/stations or publication will the piece appear?
  • - When will the program air? (date/time)
  • - How will The Franklin Institute be featured in the piece?
  • - Would you like to interview a Franklin Institute spokesperson on a particular subject?
  • - How much time, including set-up and breakdown, do you anticipate will be needed?
  • - What are your AV/electricity needs?
  • - How many people are in the crew?

Still have a question?
Please contact any member of the Public Relations staff via email or telephone