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It’s no secret that Philly is home to some amazing museums, but don’t overlook the burbs. There are just as many treasures to explore outside the city limits - and SEPTA can take you to see it all. Even better? Some museum offer discounted admission to SEPTA riders, which will make you feel twice as smart after your visit.

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Disruption: Poetry & Open Mic

African American Museum

Curated by award-winning artist Lyrispect, this quarterly event on Thursday at The African American Museum in Philadelphia showcases poetry, music and more. Guests can expect powerful performances by emerging and established writers, artists and musicians. Previous events have sold out, so don’t wait to snag tickets. Get here on SEPTA. It's a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.

20211118 00:00 20211119 00:00 America/New_York Disruption: Poetry & Open Mic <p>Curated by award-winning artist Lyrispect, this quarterly&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aampmuseum.org/calendar.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">event</a>&nbsp;on Thursday at The African American Museum in Philadelphia showcases poetry, music and more. Guests can expect powerful performances by emerging and established writers, artists and musicians. Previous events have sold out, so don&rsquo;t wait to snag tickets.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. It&#39;s a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.</p> African American Museum in Philadelphia, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Eastern State Penitentiary

Fairmount

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.

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Eastern State Penitentiary <p>Take a daytime tour of the historic <a href="https://www.easternstate.org/">Eastern State Penitentiary</a>. You can also grab a drink and relax in their Fair Chance Beer Garden.&nbsp;<a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">Save $2 with this P</a><a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">erk</a>.&nbsp; Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you close.</p> Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Michener Art Museum

Doylestown

Save $2 when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Doylestown Station, a short walk from the Museum. 

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Michener Art Museum <p><a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/265">Save $2</a> when you flash your SEPTA Key card!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/doylestown?center=40.31036781515819,-75.1296785&amp;zoom=15">Doylestown</a> Station, a short walk from the Museum.&nbsp;</p>


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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ben Franklin Parkway

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!

20210212 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Museum of Art <p>Come see the world&rsquo;s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp at the <a href="https://philamuseum.org/">Philadelphia Museum of Art;</a> the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; the finest public collection of Auguste Rodin&rsquo;s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp;Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 &amp; 48 serve the Museum area.&nbsp; <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Save $2 on admission</a> when you flash your SEPTA Key card!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Please touch museum

The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit

Please Touch Museum

This traveling exhibit, based on the beloved film and here thru 1/16, takes visitors on a multisensory journey through the land of Oz with Dorothy and her dog Toto. Kiddos can learn how tornadoes form, venture through the Cowardly Lion’s “Courage Crawl,” ride Miss Gulch’s bicycle and much more. Get there on the Route 38. Routes 4043, and 64 also get you within walking distance.

20211007 00:00 20220117 00:00 America/New_York The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit <p><a href="https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/learn/exhibits/all/the-wizard-of-oz-educational-exhibit/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">This traveling exhibit</a>, based on the beloved film and here thru 1/16, takes visitors on a multisensory journey through the land of Oz with Dorothy and her dog Toto. Kiddos can learn how tornadoes form, venture through the Cowardly Lion&rsquo;s &ldquo;Courage Crawl,&rdquo; ride Miss Gulch&rsquo;s bicycle and much more. Get there on the Route 38.&nbsp;Routes&nbsp;<a href="http://www.septa.org/maps/bus/pdf/040.pdf" target="_blank">40</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.septa.org/maps/bus/pdf/043.pdf" target="_blank">43</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.septa.org/maps/bus/pdf/064.pdf" target="_blank">64</a>&nbsp;also get you within walking distance.</p> 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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