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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the cultural heart of a great city—the place for creative play, with a surprise around every corner. We are Philadelphia’s art museum. A landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

How to get there

Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 all serve the Museum area. Route 38 drops you at the front door! Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Hours

Main Building

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00a–5p; Wednesday & Friday open until 8:45p; Closed Monday except some holidays*

Renovations are currently underway in our main building. What’s changing and when >>

*Holiday Hours

Open New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Christmas Eve

Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Connecting Services

The Philly PHLASH also serves the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Philly PLASH, stopping at major locations around Philadelphia, is FREE with your SEPTA Pass.

Things To Do

Access for 2 consecutive days to Museum’s main building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and historic house Cedar Grove (April–December). Mount Pleasant closed for maintenance.

  • Adults: $20

  • Seniors (65 & over): $18

  • Students (with valid ID): $14

  • Youth (13–18): $14

  • Children (12 & under): Free

  • Members (Join): Free

 

Pay What You Wish AdmissionFirst Sunday of the month 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and every Wednesday 5:00–8:45 p.m.What does Pay What You Wish mean? We suggest you start at a penny but support us with whatever amount you wish.

 

Free Admission for Local Art StudentsArt and design students attending these colleges and universities receive free general admission with valid school ID.

Does not include ticketed exhibitions. Redeemable on-site only.

 

  • Art Institute of Philadelphia

  • Community College of Philadelphia

  • Drexel University’s College of Media Arts & Design

  • Moore College of Art

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

  • Philadelphia University’s Program of Textile Design

  • Temple University’s Tyler School of Art

  • University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Art History and Fine Arts

  • University of the Arts

$2 Admission for PA ACCESS CardholdersReceive general admission for 4 adults at $2 each with your PA ACCESS card and photo ID. Children 12 and under are free.

Does not include special exhibitions/programs; not valid with other offers or group rates. Redeemable on-site only. ACCESS admission is a citywide initiative led by Art-Reach.

For more information, please contact Visitor Services by phone at 215-763-8100 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Run for Clean Air

Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps

Whether you're running or cheering, head to the Art Museum steps on Sunday, 4/22 for Philadelphia's largest Earth Day event! In addition to the run there will be music, food, activities, free swag and more. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area.

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Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Opening this Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Design in the Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey. From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this Perk before you go!!

20180203 00:00 20180910 00:00 America/New_York Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey <p>Opening this Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is <em>Design in the Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey</em>. From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation&mdash;and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum&rsquo;s surprising collection of vintage rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll posters. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, or 48. Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Perk</a> before you go!!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Game Masters

The Franklin Institute

Game Masters is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until September 3. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today's web and console games. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20180331 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Game Masters <p><em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters">G</a></em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters"><em>ame Masters</em></a>&nbsp;is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until September 3. Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games&mdash;from the trailblazing arcade era through today&#39;s web and console games. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/215">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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