Destination

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in Center City Philadelphia designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. It’s home to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show and Auto Show. It’s also easy to get to via SEPTA.

How to get there

The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 13th Street Station (Market-Frankford Line & Subway/Surface Trolleys) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Bus Routes

Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44 & 48

Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

Fare

Center City Philadelphia Regional Rail Zone

Things To Do

Within short walks of the Convention Center are many hotels, restaurants, shopping (like Macy's) and other local attractions, including Independence Hall in America’s most historic square mile, Chinatown and its Stunning Friendship Gate, and Rittenhouse Square. Outside of our western entrance is the Museum Mile which stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The center is also next to the culinary melting pot known as Reading Terminal Market, which offers a vast choice of mouthwatering regional and international food.

Upcoming Local Happenings
Pafa

Free Admission to PAFA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

In celebration of its recently opened World War I exhibition, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is offering free admission to its galleries on Sundays thru April! Grab your Pass and get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall or Race-Vine or Routes 2, 4, 16, 27 or 48.

20170108 00:00 20170430 00:00 America/New_York Free Admission to PAFA <p>In celebration of its recently opened World War I exhibition, <a class="trackingoutbound" href="https://www.pafa.org/">the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts</a> is offering free admission to its galleries on Sundays thru April! Grab your Pass and get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall or Race-Vine or Routes 2, 4, 16, 27 or 48.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.iseptaphilly.com-ss/app/public/ckeditor_assets/pictures/597/content_pafa_rev_war.png" style="height:352px; width:548px" /></p> 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Constitution Center

Back by popular demand, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition returns to the National Constitution Center for the first time since 2012 [who else remembers this amazing train car???}.

The 5,000-square-foot display includes over 100 rare artifacts from the temperance movement, including a hatchet used by Carrie Nation, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st amendments and a Prohibition Bureau Badge issued by the Department of Justice. Runs Friday, 3/3 through Sunday, 7/16. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57. Make sure you check out this SEPTA Pass Perk before you go!

20170303 00:00 20170717 00:00 America/New_York American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition <p>Back by popular demand, <em><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/american-spirits-returns-the-rise-and-fall-of-prohibition">American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition</a></em> returns to the National Constitution Center for the first time since 2012 [who else remembers this amazing train car???}.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.iseptaphilly.com-ss/app/public/ckeditor_assets/pictures/687/content_capture.png" style="height:221px; width:222px" /></p> <p>The 5,000-square-foot display includes over 100 rare artifacts from the temperance movement, including a hatchet used by Carrie Nation, original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st amendments and a Prohibition Bureau Badge issued by the Department of Justice. Runs Friday, 3/3 through Sunday, 7/16. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57. Make sure you check out this <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/56">SEPTA Pass Perk</a> before you go!</p> 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

Think you could beat a robot in a game of tic-tac-toe? Put your skills to the test at Robot Revolution, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute that features a collection of robots gathered from around the world. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, the interactive display explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing 'bots in action and more through this immersive museum opportunity. Best part - if you've got a SEPTA Pass, we've got a Pass Perk that saves you $5! And you can get here on SEPTA! Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

20161008 00:00 20170331 00:00 America/New_York Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute <p>Think you could beat a robot in a game of tic-tac-toe? Put your skills to the test at <em><a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2016/09/franklin-institute-reveals-world-robots-new-immersive-exhibition/#sm.000k5zfg28cedhi11hf158ntwuyvz">Robot Revolution</a></em>, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute that features a collection of robots gathered from around the world. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, the interactive display explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing &#39;bots in action and more through this immersive museum opportunity. Best part - if you&#39;ve got a SEPTA Pass, we&#39;ve got a <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/134">Pass Perk</a> that saves you $5! And you can get here on SEPTA! Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Starkbierfest

Brauhaus Schmitz

Munich's second largest beer festival (following Oktoberfest) hits Philly beer hall Brauhaus Schmitz for 3 days starting this Friday. Starkbierfest-goers will be invited to try 15 different strong beers while enjoying German-themed games, music from a live accordion player and photo opportunities with a goat(!). Guests are encouraged to come dressed in traditional Dirndl or Lederhosen. Leave the driving to SEPTA. Hop Routes 12, 40, 45, 47 or 57.

20170324 00:00 20170327 00:00 America/New_York Starkbierfest <p>Munich&#39;s second largest beer festival (following Oktoberfest) hits Philly beer hall Brauhaus Schmitz for 3 days starting this Friday. <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.brauhausschmitz.com/starkbierfest/">Starkbierfest-goers</a> will be invited to try 15 different strong beers while enjoying German-themed games, music from a live accordion player and photo opportunities with a goat(!). Guests are encouraged to come dressed in traditional Dirndl or Lederhosen. Leave the driving to SEPTA. Hop Routes 12, 40, 45, 47 or 57.</p> 718 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Plan Your Trip


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