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Abington Art Center

http://www.abingtonartcenter.org/

info@abingtonartcenter.org

215/887-4882

515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA

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. aaclogo2
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 the arts. Visit www.abingtonartcenter.org for more information about upcoming programs, events, and exhibits or check out www.visitsecretplaces.org.

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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 tell the story of the Delaware Valley’s earliest European settlers and their New Sweden Colony(1638-1655). Other rooms highlight contributions of 19th century Swedes and Swedish Americans including soprano Jenny Lind, feminist Fredericka Bremer, engineer John Ericsson and inventor Alfred Nobel. The fine arts collection includes works by Carl Milles, Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, and special exhibitions feature contemporary artists.

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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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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 9:30am-6pm and until 10pm on Fridays.

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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 last century. Take a twenty minute drive south to view a magnificent collection of the work of Andrew Wyeth, his son Jamie, his father, the illustrator N.C. Wyeth, and others connected to this unusually talented family.

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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 suggested. Adults: $7.00; Seniors (65+) $6.00; Students (College + age with ID) $4.00; children 5 years and under admitted free. Other prices apply for special events. Museum members receive discounts on tours and special events.
Glencairn Museum’s mission is to educate visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. Religious life through the ages is presented by means of a remarkable collection that illustrates religions as varied as ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and Native American.

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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.
citypassDiscover 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 as the Ramp Project, where a separate installation can usually be found. Note: There’s no permanent collection, so check ahead about the current schedule.

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Mummers Museum

http://www.mummersmuseum.com/

mummersmus@aol.com

215/336-3050

1100 South 2nd Street (2nd and Washington)

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 free (handicap accessible).
The Mummers Museum opened in 1976 and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of New Years. If you’ve never seen a Mummers Parade, you’ll be fascinated. If you have seen the Mummers, this is a chance to see memorabilia from the long history of these amateur strutters. There are also lectures, children’s programs, and, of course, concerts. Consult their website for the schedule of programs throughout the year.

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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 of these specimens in one place spells fun for the not-faint of heart. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Florence Nightengale’s sewing kit or President Grover Cleveland’s jaw tumor, look no further. Possibly the most requested museum among young tourists out to test their date’s capacity for the unusual. The collection is in fact a useful archive of medical information, despite the popular conception.

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National Constitution Center

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

215/409-6600

525 Arch St, Independence Mall

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.

citypassThe 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 most imaginative exhibits you’ll see anywhere, including two life-size children made entirely of jellybeans.

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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 story of Jews in America. Through artifacts, immersive environments and cutting- edge interactive technology, the familyfriendly exhibition shows how an immigrant population flourished under freedom. This is a story of universal interest that resonates for visitors of all backgrounds. A signature attraction is a multimedia exhibition that showcases the challenges and opportunities of 18 extraordinary Jewish Americans. The “It’s Your Story” video recording booth invites visitors to share family histories and personal memories, which the museum will archive for public viewing and sharing through online links.

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

118 N Broad St. 215/972-7600.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10AM-5PM; Wednesday 10AM-9PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM. Adults $15, Seniors (60+) $12, Students (with ID)$12, Youth (13-18) $8, Children under 12 free.
T UMAX PL-II X1.3 XFounded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education with a world-class permanent collection of American art. In addition to the permanent collection, there are special exhibits and lectures year-round. See their calendar for details at www.pafa.org/events.

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Philadelphia History Museum

http://philadelphiahistory.org

215 685 4827

15 S. 7th St. Philadelphia PA 19106

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 the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, is housed in an historic 1826 building, designed by John Haviland as the original home of the Franklin Institute. The Museum provides historical context for issues of contemporary urban life using its premiere collection of over 100,000 objects, paintings, and photographs in exhibitions, programs and interactive media.

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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 $20. Seniors (65+) $18, students with ID & youth ages 13-18 $14. Children 12 and under FREE. First Sundays of the month are Pay What You Wish all day. Some special exhibits require an additional ticket and reservations.
pmacolor_250This museum houses over 200 galleries filled with treasures spanning continents and cultures, drawn from a collection of more than 225,000 works of art. Over 200 works on view.
In addition to the art collection, there is a concert series and other special events.

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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 for reservations and discount group rates.
Please Touch Museum is designed for children one to seven years old. It’s a place where Learning is Childs’ Play!

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Polish American Cultural Center Museum

308 Walnut St. 215/922-1700.
Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Closed on holidays. Free admission.
smeagleAmerican 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.
The Rosenbach Museum houses the original manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, first editions, and rare letters (such as a collection of letters written by Greta Garbo to Mercedes de Acosta).

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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, as well as a series of lectures.

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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.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, 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 nanotechnology. Trace scientific progress in the laboratory, the factory, and the home and learn how chemistry continues to shape the modern world. Discover the chemistry in your life!

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

http://www.thedcca.org/

302/656-6466

200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801

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 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.)
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Visitors to the Franklin will find hundreds of hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, high-tech theaters and special programs designed to open the world of science. Visit the Fels Planetarium for a deep-space view of life, the unverse, and everything.

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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 the main number for dates) Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Art reference library available by appointment only.
The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace close one-half hour before galleries. The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Adult: $6.50. Senior: $6.00. Students/Children age 6-18: $4.00. Members and Children under 6: Free. Some exhibitions may require an additional $6.00 special exhibition fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Doylestown and New Hope, Pennsylvania, is an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. Home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, the Museum also hosts nationally touring exhibitions and showcases important regional artists.

 

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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 the American Revolution refused to let her sing at Washington DCs Constitutional Hall. Founder and President, Blanche Burton-Lyles. Curator, Phyllis Sims.

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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 variety of over 350 waterfowl decoys. Many of the paintings are non- representational images by artists active in the latter part of the twentieth century, donated by the Alternative Museum and Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.. A substantial number of paintings in the collection are by Museum founder, Fred W. Noyes, Jr. Sculpture in the collection encompasses abstract works to outsider and folk art.

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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 Mediterranean world galleries. Visit the Museum shops and café.

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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 history collection begun by William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by naturalist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s.

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We The People

http://www.libertymuseum.org/visiting/wethepeep.html

800/822-8487, ext.437

a musical at The National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St

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, the award-wining production spotlights our nations heroes and heritage. Admission includes full access to the acclaimed National Liberty Museum.

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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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