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Abington Art Center

Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. until 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission: donations requested. Abington Art Center hosts rotating exhibitions for today’s artists in its galleries and its unique 27 acre Sculpture Park. AAC is a member supported cultural center that provides opportunities to experience, appreciate, and participate in […]

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American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave. South Phila. 215/389-1776. Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm. Weekends 12noon-4pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Adults $6. Seniors, students with ID & youth ages 12-18 $5. Children under 12 Free. ASHM is a place where people of all nationalities who enjoy Swedish architecture, art, history and tradition come together. Three of the museums twelve permanent galleries […]

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Arthur Ross Gallery

220 S. 34th St. 215/898-2083. Tues-Fri 10-5; Sat & Sun 12-5 Housed in a National Landmark Building, the Arthur Ross Gallery, now in its 25th year, presents exhibitions in all media from antiquity to contemporary times from public and private collections around the world.

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Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies

S. 7th St. 215/925-8090. Check their website for a series of concerts. Mon-Sat, 10am – 4pm. $3 Adults, $1.50. Children/Students/Seniors. Free Saturday 10am-noon. The Balch is a multicultural library, archives, museum and education center. It recently merged with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 215/278-7200 barnesfoundation.org The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive holdings of works by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau and Modigliani as well as American and Old masters, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, and more. Open Wednesday-Monday […]

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Brandywine River Museum

US Rt. 1, Chadds Ford. 610/388-2700. We are open every day except Christmas Day 9:30 – 4:30. We are free Sunday mornings until November 20. We will resume Free Sunday Mornings January 15. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors and students $6; children under 6 are free. The Wyeth family has lived in Chadds Ford since the […]

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Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn, PA (about 1 mile from NE Philadelphia). . To make a reservation for a Saturday tour call 215-914-2993.  Open for guided Highlights Tours every Saturday. Groups will leave at 11:00, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:00, with a maximum of ten people per tour. The tour lasts one hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are strongly […]

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Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd & Walnut St, Penn’s Landing. 215/925-5439. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Closed holidays. Adults, $9. Seniors, $8. Children, $6. Discover Philadelphia’s maritime heritage with a variety of interactive exhibits.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

University of Pennsylvania, 36th & Sansom Sts. 215/898-7108. Wed-Fri 12-8pm. Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Handicapped accessible. Adults $6, Artists, Students over 12 years, Seniors: $3. The ICA hosts exhibits of works by contemporary artists such as Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Paul Thek, and Peter Campus. There are two floors, plus a ramp that’s become known […]

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Mummers Museum

1100 South 2nd Street (2nd and Washington). 215/336-3050. E-Mail. Museum hours: October through April: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm; May through September: Tuesday 9:30am-9:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm. Closed Mondays, all Holidays, and Sundays in July and August. Adults $3.50, Child (under 12), Students, and Seniors (aarp) $2.50. Group rates and tour packages available. Parking is […]

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Mütter Museum

19 S 22nd St. 215/563-3737 ext. 242. E-Mail. Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm. All Group tours must be scheduled in advanced at 215/563-3737 ext.293. Adults, $12. Children 6-18, Senior Citizens, and Students, $8. Someone thought it a good idea to preserve 19th and 20th century medical equipment and anatomical specimens for forensic research, not realizing that having 20,000 […]

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National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Independence Mall. 215/409-6600. Mon-Fri, 9:30-5; Sat 9:30-6; Sun noon-5. Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children 4-12 $8. Extra charge for some special exhibits. The National Constitution Center is dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. This dynamic and modern museum tells the story of the Constitution through interactive and multimedia exhibits.

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National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut St. 215/925-2800. Open 10am-5pm daily in the summer. Closed Mondays during the school year. Call for schedule on holidays. Adults $7; Seniors $6; Students $5 or $15 for your family. This unique tribute to freedom includes a breathtaking collection of glass art, stories of 2,000 heroes of all backgrounds and nationalities, and the […]

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National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East. 215/923-3811. Tues-Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am – 5:30 pm. Closed Mondays and on federal and major Jewish holidays. Adults (22-64) $12; Seniors (65+), Active Militaryand Youth (13-21) $11; Children (12 & under) Free. The only museum in the nation dedicated solely to telling the […]

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

118 N Broad St. 215/972-7600. Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun, 11am-5pm. The Museum Café is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-3:30pm, and Sunday, 11am-3:30pm. Hours are subject to change. Adults $7. Students, Seniors $6. The museum collects and exhibits the work of American artists. In addition to the permanent collection, there are special exhibits and lectures throughout the […]

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Philadelphia History Museum

15 S 7th St. 215/685-4830 Philadelphiahistory.org Reopened to the public in September of 2012 with the completion of a total interior renovation, the Philadelphia History Museum unveiled redesigned galleries to showcase its outstanding collection of historical objects, art and artifacts. The Museum, founded by city ordinance in 1938 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/763-8100 or 684-7500. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. Fri until 8:45pm. Closed Mondays and legal holidays. Adults $14. Seniors (62+) $12, students with ID & youth ages 13-18 $10. Children 12 and under FREE. First Sundays of the month are Pay What You Wish all day. Some special exhibits require an additional ticket […]

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Please Touch Museum

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic (formerly North Concourse Drive) Philadelphia, PA 19131. 215/963-0667. E-Mail. Monday thru Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm CLOSED: New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Children and Adults: $15; Under the age of one: Free, Members: Free; Groups of 15 or more: please call (215) 581-3168 or (215) 581-3170 […]

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Polish American Cultural Center Museum

308 Walnut St. 215/922-1700. Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Closed on holidays. Free admission. American Cultural Center MuseumOngoing museum features displays on Polish history and culture and paintings of Great Men and Women of Poland, a pictorial display of Poland at Arms, with World War II photographs from 1939-1944.

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Rodin Museum

22nd St & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/763-8100. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. A contribution of $3 per person is suggested. Considered the greatest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of Paris.

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Rosenbach Museum and Library

2008-2010 Delancey Place. 215/732-1600. E-Mail. Tues-Sun 10-5, Wed 10-8. Closed Mondays and National Holidays $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children under 5 are free. Admission is free on Tues The Rosenbach Museum houses the original manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, first editions, rare letters (such as a collection of letters written by […]

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Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art

421 North 7th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 215/922-2430. E-Mail. Schuylkill Academy of Fine Art is an educational institution committed to the instruction and promotion of the arts of drawing, painting, and sculpture within the classically based figurative traditions. While it is primarily a school, there are faculty and student exhibitions throughout the year, […]

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 215-299-1066. Mon-Fri, 10am – 4:30pm. Weekends and holidays, 10am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Adults $10. Children (3-12) $8. $2/person for Live Butterflies exhibit. Experience dinosaurs, butterflies, and live animals–all under one roof! Visit the Academy today.

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The African-American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St. 215/574-0380. Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun, noon-5pm. Open Dr. Martin Luther King Day with related programs. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Adults $8, Students and Seniors $6. This museum houses one of the most significant collections of African-American history and culture in Pennsylvania.

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The Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street. 215-925-2222. Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm, and until 8 pm the first Friday of every month for guest speakers and hands-on presentations that bring exhibits to life. Closed major holidays. Please check our website for schedule updates. Admission is free. Free admission. The Museum at CHF tells chemistry’s untold stories, from alchemy to […]

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is $5. This non-collecting art museum presents more than 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society. Located just of I-95 and a few blocks from the train station.

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The Fabric Workshop & Museum

1214 Arch Street. 215/568-1111. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat, 12 noon-4pm. All FWM exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public. Fabric — it’s not just for towels anymore. Founded in 1977, the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) is the only non-profit arts organization in the United States “devoted to creating new work in fabric […]

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum

20th St & Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215/448-1200. Science Center 9:30am-5pm Sun-Sat. Mandell Center 9:30am-5pm. The Tuttleman IMAX Theater is open Sun-Thu 9:30-5pm, Fri-Sat. 9:30am-9pm Fri, Sat. Adults $14.75. Children 4-11 $11.50, Seniors/Military/Students $11. (Additional for IMAX and Franklin Theater tickets.) Visitors to the Franklin will find hundreds of hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, high-tech theaters and […]

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The James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215/340-9800. E-Mail. Winter Hours (November 1 – March 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Summer Hours (April 1 – October 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10am to 4:30pm Wednesday: Open on select evenings (call […]

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The Marian Anderson Residence Museum and Birthplace

762 Marian Anderson Way (Martin St) between 19th and 20th Sts. Philadelphia 19146. 215/732-9505. This understated two-story row home was the residence of Marian Anderson, widely considered the greatest contralto singer of the twentieth century. Anderson’s most famous legacy was her performance in front of 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial, after the Daughters of […]

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The Noyes Museum of Art

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231. 609/652-8848. E-Mail. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4:30pm; Sunday: noon to 5pm. Members free, General Admission $4, Seniors and Students $3. The Noyes Museum’s permanent collection currently includes approximately 1,313 pieces of American art, ranging from painting and sculpture from the 19th to 21st century to an impressive […]

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

33rd and Spruce Sts. 215/898-4000. Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30 p.m. Sun, 1-5pm. Partial opening summer Sundays: “Amarna,” Lower Egyptian Galleries only open (and reduced admission). Closed Mondays, and May 27, July 4, Sept. 2, Thanksgiving. Adults $8; Children (6-17), Students & Seniors $5. This world-renowned museum features ancient Egyptian, Mesoamerican, African, Asian, Polynesian, Native American, and ancient […]

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Avenue (North Philadelphia, near Temple University). 215/763-6529. For calendar of evening courses and special Saturday programs, call Beth at extension 13. Courses and museum are free. Tues-Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm. A National Historic Landmark, the collection includes skeletons, fossils, shells, minerals, and mounted animals. Founded in 1855, the Wagner houses a natural […]

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We The People

A musical at The National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St. 800/822-8487, ext.437. The Liberty Museum is open 10am-5pm daily. Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, $6 for children under 6. Group rates available. Two Great Attractions, One Great Price! We The People is a rousing musical tribute to the spirit that has defined America. Exhilarating and inspiring, […]

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Wells Fargo Science Park

Located behind The Franklin Institute on 21st Street at Cherry. . 215/448-1200. May-September, seven days a week from 10am-3pm, weather permitting. The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Please Touch Museum have joined forces to create the First Union Science Park, and interactive outdoor park for parents and children.

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