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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.

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 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].

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Come see the world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; the finest public collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings! Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area.  Save $2 on admission when you flash your SEPTA Key card!

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Eastern State Penitentiary

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Take a daytime tour of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary. You can also grab a drink and relax in their Fair Chance Beer Garden. Save $2 with this Perk.  Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you close.

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A bold new iteration of Eastern State’s famed Halloween celebration, Halloween Nights is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses, which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience. Also on tap for this year: four immersive walkthrough experiences, two live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Check it out from 9/24 thru 11/14. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close. 

20210924 00:00 20211114 00:00 America/New_York Halloween Nights <p>A bold new iteration of Eastern State&rsquo;s famed Halloween celebration,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.easternstate.org/halloween/node/3" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Halloween Nights</a>&nbsp;is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses, which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience. Also on tap for this year: four immersive walkthrough experiences, two live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Check it out from 9/24 thru 11/14. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close.&nbsp;</p> 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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