Block Booking for NY, CT, VA and other mid-Atlantic locations

If you are located in one of our more distant counties, the Traveling Science team will be planning an extended stay in your area. Please refer to the dates below when booking your show and receive a $100 discount! Block booking applies to the counties listed below. (Pre-K shows not available.)

  • Nassau and Suffolk—New York
    January 13-17, 2014
    February 10-14, 2014
    March 17-21, 2014
  • Westchester and Putnam
    November 4-8, 2013
    February 3-7, 2014
    April 7-11, 2014
  • Fairfax, Virginia
    March 3-7, 2014
  • Connecticut
    April 21-25, 2014
  • Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, and Rockland
    May 5-9, 2014


How do I make a reservation?

1. Choose a topic.
2. Pick 3 possible dates for your show.
3. Complete the entire reservation form and submit:
NEW! Reserve online: Click here.
Fax: 215.448.1219
Mail: Traveling Science Show Registrar
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194
4. You will receive a confirmation packet, including detailed information about your show, approximately two weeks after we receive your information.

Structuring your audience

In order to maximize the educational value of your Traveling Science Show, we strongly recommend that school audiences include three or fewer grade levels per show. The maximum audience size is 250.

Traveling Science Shows
Format Cost Notes
One Show $500
  • 45 minutes
  • 250 students max
  • up to 4 shows
  • 30 minutes between topics necessary to change set-up
Additional Shows $195 same topic
$375 additional topic
Traveling Exhibits
Format Cost Notes
One exhibit $600 small format
  • up to 5 hours
  • 2 tables
  • 2 traveling scientists
$100 per hour after
initial 5 hours

Travel fees will be added to all shows and exhibits; rates vary by county.

Additional Fees:

Early morning fee: $75 for shows beginning before 9:00AM.
Split day fee: $75 for one morning and one afternoon.


Shows performed September 5 - October 7: $100 off the total cost (K-8). $50 off the total cost (Pre-KK).
Shows performed in December: $50 off the total cost.
Special Summer Rates: Call for details: 215.448.1267.

Block Booking Discount: $100

Must be booked during the suggested dates for your county — see map.
Please note: Seasonal and Block Booking discounts may not be combined.


The Franklin Institute must receive your non-refundable deposit of $100 at least 30 days before the date of your show or your reservation will automatically be cancelled. It is important to reserve early to ensure you get the date that you want.