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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Map26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Art Museums & Centers


Phila.’s famous museum features more than 200 galleries spanning from ancient art to contemporary pieces. Explore East Asian drawings dating back to 3rd century B.C., European sculptures & stained glass, early American furniture, modern paintings and more. Pay-what-you-wish admission offered on the first Sunday of each month.

Explore the museum with audio and printed guides that encourage kids to sketch, doodle and create in the middle of the galleries.

Get even more hands-on interaction through family studio time, monthly celebrations, art classes and family tours.

KIDBIT: Run up the Rocky steps and pose with the prize-fighting statue.

FAMILY MUST-SEES: Meet a knight in shining (steel) armor: Horse Armor of Duke Ulrich of Wurttemberg, for use in the field features a steed and mounted knight standing ready for battle. Visit the Ceremonial Teahouse: Sunkaraku and experience a relaxing journey to Japan through architecture and atmosphere. And pose with Degas’ familiar Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, perfectly sized as a selfie prop for a mini-ballerina.

Accessibility Details

The museum offers a trio of guided experiences for those with special needs, including specially adapted tours, which are tailored to the needs of each group; sign-language interpreted tours; and touch tours for visitors who are visually impaired. Return for the Sensory-friendly Morning program Jan. 13.

Cost Cutter

- $2 admission for ACCESS cardholders - FREE admission the first weekend of each month as part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program

Additional Information:

County: PA - Philadelphia
For SpecialKids: Assisted Listening/Open-Captioning/ASL
Large-Print or Braille Guides
Wheelchair Accessible
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Art Museum Day
Association of Children’s Museums Discount
Bank of America Museums on Us
Blue Star Museums
Delaware County Library Museum Pass Program
Free Weekly/Monthly Day

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