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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. Flash your SEPTA Key card to save $2 on admission with this Perk!

How to get there

The Route 38 drops you at the front door! Bus Routes 7, 32, 43, 48 & 49 also serve the Museum area. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.


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.


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 PHLASH, stopping at major locations around Philadelphia, is FREE with your SEPTA Key or 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

Free Museum Days: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

For more than 200 years, the Fairmount Water Works has told the story of Philly's connection with water. The POOL exhibition weaves together history, art, storytelling, and place-based learning, exploring the role of public pools in our communities with the goal of deepening understanding of the connection between water, social justice, and public health. This is the last opportunity to experience the immersive museum exhibition in person in Philadelphia. Visit on 9/21 between 11AM and 5PM for free admission!

To get there on SEPTA, hop the Broad Street Line to Fairmount Station.

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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum’outdoor pop-up garden serves up summer cocktails and small plates in a beautiful green space every Friday. Open 5/26 thru 8/25. Enjoy FREE garden bar admission with pay-what-you wish museum entry. Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 and 48.

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