Philadelphia is known for attracting millions of museum lovers to its hallowed halls. Many of the city’s museums offer free admission days, which you’ll find listed below.
You can also take advantage of discounts passes like the Philadelphia CityPASS for cheap admission to some of the museums and attractions that don’t offer free days.
Philadelphia Museum Free Days
Brandywine River Museum: Free admission Sunday 9:30am-12pm – 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Pay what you wish” admission first Sunday of the month, and Wednesday after 5pm. Also free first weekend of every month with a BofA card. Located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
Please Touch Museum: Not free, but only $2 admission, on the first Wednesday of each month 4pm-7pm – Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131.
Philadelphia Museums Free With BofA Card
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders get free museum admission on the first full weekend of every month with the Museums On Us program. Just show your card at the door. Note: Only the cardholder gets in free, so family and friends will need tickets.
African American Museum in Philadelphia: Free on the first full weekend of every month with a Bank of America card. Located at 01 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19106.
National Constitution Center: Free on the first full weekend of every month with a Bank of America card. Located at 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106. Also, you can get discount tickets for any day available with the Philadelphia CityPASS.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA): Free on the first full weekend of every month with a Bank of America card. Historic Landmark Building, 118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Free on the first full weekend of every month with a Bank of America card. Located at 600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
Philadelphia Museums Always Free
Abington Art Center: Free admission daily (donations accepted), closed Mondays – 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Arthur Ross Gallery: Free admission daily, closed Mondays – University of Pennsylvania, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 South 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum: Free admission daily, closed wknds – 315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts: Free admission daily, closed Mondays – 200 South Madison St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.
Glencairn Museum: Free admission daily (open through scheduled guided tours only), closed Sundays – 1001 Cathedral Rd, Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009. SAVVY TIP: The Museum’s 1st floor is open Saturdays 1pm-4:30pm, free of charge without guides.
Institute of Contemporary Art: Free admission daily, closed Mon/Tues – University of Pennsylvania, 118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Polish American Cultural Center: Free admission daily, closed Sundays May-Dec, closed wknds Jan-Apr – 308 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Philadelphia CityPASS: Discounts for Franklin Institute; Adventure Aquarium; Phila Trolley Works Tour & Big Bus Company; Philadelphia Zoo; Academy of Natural Sciences, National Constitution Center; Please Touch Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary.