11th Hour Theatre Company

302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org | (267) 987-9865

Bus Routes Include: 7, G, 45, 47, 47M, 57, 68, 79 | Indego Bike Dock: 215 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

11th Hour’s mission is to have an enduring impact on our community by producing musical works of theatre. 11th Hour uses the expertise of industry leaders and up-and-coming artists to create an intimate and lasting experience with our audience. ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased over the phone or in-person at the box office. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit 11th Hour Theatre Company’s website. 

Hedwig & the Angry Inch | April 23 – May 10, 2020
Rolling Stone’s “Best Rock Musical Ever” endlessly praised by audiences and critics alike, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation that tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Starring 11th Hour co-founder Steve Pacek, don’t miss this brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny rock-musical.


1812 Theater Company

1714 Delancy Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.1812productions.org | (215) 592-9560

SEPTA: Bus 57 | Indego Bike Dock:  17th & Pine

1812 Productions is dedicated to creating theatrical works of comedy and comedic works of theater that explore and celebrate our sense of community, our history, and our humanity.

Showtimes may vary, Visit 1812 Theater Company’s website.

Together Again, For the First Time | February 12-23, 2020
Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs take the stage for a new double act with original material culled from their years-long partnership and a fab set list featuring everything from musical theatre to disco.

Bingo Night with Patsy | March 4-8, 2020
Patsy from South Philly has been giving us her point of view on the latest and greatest in local and world politics for the past 15 years. Now, our favorite South Philly politico is heading North of Snyder to spin the balls and answer your questions!

Comedy Conversation with R. Eric Thomas | May 11, 2020
One of our favorite voices in modern comedy comes to 1812 Productions for one night only! R. Eric Thomas is an award-winning playwright, storyteller, author, and the creator of Eric Reads the News, a daily humor column for ELLE Magazine. As his first memoir, Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, goes to print, Eric joins us to talk about the creative process behind making comedy in an often unfunny world.

Tyndale Place | April 23 through May 17, 2020
It’s 1953 in a homogenous American suburb. At the end of a cul-de-sac, three housewives lead quiet lives of childcare, homework, and bridge on Fridays. When a neighbor, a former factory worker during the war, joins their clique, the ladies of Tyndale Place are introduced to a new way of life–one they never knew they wanted. Tyndale Place is the newest collaboration between Jennifer Childs and Monica Stephenson, whose hit musical The Carols debuted at 1812 Productions in 2016!


Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.ansp.org | (215) 299-1000

SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 & 48. Indego Station: 33rd and Market (3318 Market St)
At the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.


The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.aampmuseum.org | (215) 574-0380

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 61. Indego Stations: 9th and Arch  (813 Arch St) 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Founded in 1976, AAMP is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.


American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

1220 American Boulevard West Chester, PA 19380

610-436-9600 | http://americanhelicopter.museum/

At the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, you can climb into a real helicopter, use the controls and even fly away in their realistic flight simulator! The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center features dozens of helicopters, exhibits, and video presentations depicting the development and evolution of rotary-wing flight in Philadelphia, the U.S., and around the world. The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center teaches and inspires individuals of all ages about the basic principles and wonders of vertical flight.


American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145
www.americanswedish.org | (215) 389-1776

SEPTA Broad Street Line and Bus Route 17

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.


Bartram’s Garden

40 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.bartramsgarden.org | (215) 729-5281

SEPTA: #36 trolley
Parking: Free, please GPS “5400 Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia”

Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Bartram’s Gardens invites you to come here to learn, connect, celebrate, and discover a shared, greener future!

Use your ACCESS Card for $2 guided tours of the house and gardens Thursday through Sunday. Click here for more information on guided tours schedule. 


Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026

SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 48, 57, 17, 33 & SEPTA Market-Frankford Line. Indego Station: 2nd and Market (215 Market St).

The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America’s rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming.


Brandywine River Museum

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Brandywine.org | 610.388.2700 | No public transportation

 

Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.


Chanticleer Garden

786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
www.chanticleergarden.org | (610) 687-4163

Directions on website
Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. The gardens are closed November through March.


Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground

20 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Burial Ground: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.christchurchphila.org | (215) 922-1695

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes: 5, 17, 33, 48, 57

Known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped and were buried here, including Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross. *$2 admission includes a guided tour of the Burial Ground.


ComedySportz

2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.comedysportzphilly.com | (484) 450-8089

SEPTA: 17, 27, 31, 33, 38, 44, 125, 48 | Indego Bike Dock: S Broad St and South St

ComedySportz is for everyone, it’s perfect for families, couples, bachelorette parties — you name it! Every ComedySportz match is a unique and unforgettable hilarious event. (Laughs are guaranteed!) Come see why so many fans come back to see ComedySportz again and again.  ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased in person, at the box office. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit ComedySportz’s website.

Puppets: Here & There | January 17 through January 31, 2020
Puppets: Here & There is a sophisticated, multi-media, improvised comedy show. With puppets. Based on an audience suggestion, the performers use a “plethora of puppets” to create two hysterical comedy shows for the price of one. Watch the fun as it happens live on stage or watch the video feed for the hilarious “puppets-only” version. So you can watch the performers “here” on stage or the puppets “there” on screen.

ComedySportz | January 18 through April 5, 2020
Every Saturday night, two teams of improvisers battle for the laughs of you, the Loyal Fans. The Players compete over several rounds using the sport’s collection of official improv games while a Referee times the games, calls the fouls and keeps things moving. In this interactive show, appropriate for EVERYONE, the audience gets in on the fun, awarding points, shouting out suggestions and choosing the WINNER!

Long Form Social | January 19 through March 8, 2020
The Philadelphia School of Improv’s newest Long Form Teams, DARKWOOD: TALES FOR A MODERN AGE and TOGETHER AT LAST, host an evening of improv comedy followed by an open improv jam. It’s a social hour so bring your sense of humor and come ready to play!

The Blue Show | Last Friday of Every Month
The Blue Show is a late night adults-only improv comedy show that is more than just comedians using curse words. It’s a fast, smart and funny night of outrageous comedy.


Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.easternstate.org | (215) 236-3300

SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 43 & 48 Indego Station: 23rd and Fairmount (2237 Fairmount Ave)

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

NOTE: This discount is NOT available for Terror Behind the Walls. 


EgoPo Classic Theatre

317 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
www.egopo.org | (267) 273 -1414

SEPTA: Bus Route 47 | Indego Bike Dock: 1154 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

EgoPo committed to revitalizing the great classics of theater and literature. EgoPo strives for virtuosity in vocal and physical performance in order to create innovative and provocative theatrical events.  ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased over the phone with the EgoPo box office. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit EgoPo Classic Theatre’s website.

Fool For Love | February 5 through February 23, 2020
This is the eternal dance which Eddie and May are powerless to escape. Bound together by a pact from their youth, the two lovers chase each other across the desert, meeting in hotel rooms like atomic particles destined for collision. Fool For Love, the 1984 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and winner of the Obie Award for Best New Play, offers a searing portrait of the annihilation wreaked on others in the name of love.

Curse of the Starving Class | March 25 through April 12, 2020
The Tates are on the brink of emotional and financial ruin, as each family member plans a desperate escape. Ella plots with a smarmy real estate agent, while husband Weston holes up at the local bar, and son Wesley tries desperately to hold the house together. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Emma dreams of a life of crime, and the family’s lamb takes the brunt of it all.Winner of the 1978 Obie Award for best New American Play, Curse of the Starving Class takes the American Dream and explodes it into gruesome fragments.


First Person Arts

Show locations vary
www.firstpersonarts.org | Box Office 267-402-2055

First Person Arts’ mission is to transform the drama of real-life into memoir and documentary art to foster an appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. Please call the box office to reserve tickets, event locations may vary. 

What is a StorySlam?
A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Audience storytellers take to the stage with real-life stories on the theme of the night. Winners get a $100 prize and the chance to compete in the season finale GrandSlam. Come and lend an ear, or share an experience.

StorySlam: The Ex Files | February 14th at 6 PM
Location: Underground Arts

The 10th Annual Ex-Files is our biggest StorySlam of the Year! Bring your friends, your main squeeze, your ex, or just come by yourself to laugh and cry at true stories of loves lost and found. In this new decade, we want to hear your stories of how you have been blinded by love OR how love can make you see with much more clarity. Whether you have a story to tell or an ear to hear one, fly on into our Ex-Files.


Franklin Institute

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.fi.edu | (215) 448-1200

SEPTA Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Regional Rail Lines & SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38. Indego Station: 21st and Winter (2090 Winter St).

Experience live science happening all around you! Walk through the iconic, two-story tall Giant Heart, travel to faraway galaxies in the Fels Planetarium, see explosive, live science shows, and more—be sure to visit The Brain Bar where you can touch a real (plastinated) human brain. Fun for all ages!


Franklin Square – Parx Liberty Carousel

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026

SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61. Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Center City’s only carousel features a zebra, a lion, an eagle, a dragon, and more! Hop on this spectacular All-American style carousel featuring hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones.

Please note:

  • One ticket purchase is for one ride.
  • Be sure to check historicphiladelphia.org for current hours of operations.
  • The ACCESS Philly discount does not apply to seasonal events such as The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival.

Franklin Square – Philly Mini Golf

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026

SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61. Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Putt your way through Center City’s ONLY 18-hole miniature golf course, featuring the iconic symbols of Philadelphia featuring Elfreth’s Alley, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Chinese Friendship Gate, Boathouse Row, The Liberty Bell and more.

Please note: The ACCESS Philly discount does not apply to the seasonal events: Spooky Golf & The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. Be sure to check venue’s website for current hours of operations at historicphiladelphia.org


FringeArts

140 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19106
Fringearts.com | 215.413.1318 | 2nd & Market on Market Frankfort Line or Bus Lines: 21, 25, 5, 57, 48, 17

FringeArts presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased at the FringeACCESS page.

Showtimes may vary, Visit FringeArts’s website. 

The 2020 Rocky Awards | January 27, 2020
After a three year hiatus, our beloved peer-to-peer dance award show is back! Connect with those familiar faces you may not know by name. Get to know passionate, dedicated dance audience members. mix and mingle with your best dance buds you haven’t seen all year! You’ll love the Rockies on the Rocks. Featuring performances by Almanac and Perphorim, with special appearances by the Urban Movement Arts family!

FringeArts Historic Building Tour | February 3 through June 1
Curious about what goes on behind the scenes at FringeArts? Interested in learning more about the history of our converted theater and restaurant? Join us for our historic Building Tours at FringeArts! Get an inside look into the FringeArts building, which was once the home of a high pressure pumping station in the early 20th Century. Now home to a performing arts venue featuring theater and studio spaces as well as a restaurant, La Peg, visitors are invited to explore behind-the-scenes of the historic building and grab a drink at happy hour before the tour begins.

February Scratch Night | February 3, 2020
Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night is hosted and curated by a different artist each month, and features four to six short performances by local companies and artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance.

Blue Heaven 2020 | February 7 through February 8, 2020
FringeArts welcomes the most exciting new voices in comedy to Philadelphia for two nights of provocative performances, multimedia stand-up, dynamic sketches, and more. Join us in Blue Heaven for a weekend of laughter and socially relevant acts from the latest generation of artists redefining what contemporary comedy looks like in America.

Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Molly Pope & PJ Brown | February 28, 2020
Like a poison cookie–tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous–Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a re-imagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene, a one night stand between a local Philadelphia artist and another performer from around the world.

March Scratch Night | March 2, 2020
Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night is hosted and curated by a different artist each month, and features four to six short performances by local companies and artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance. Hosted by Michael Kiley.

Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Tareke Ortiz & Emyne | March 20, 2020
Like a poison cookie–tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous–Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a re-imagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene, a one night stand between a local Philadelphia artist and another performer from around the world.  Performers will be announced in February 2020.

April Scratch Night | April 6, 2020
Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night is hosted and curated by a different artist each month, and features four to six short performances by local companies and artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance. Hosted by Yolanda Wisher.

Get Pegged Cabaret feat. Eric Thomas & Veronica Chapman-Smith | April 10, 2020
Like a poison cookie–tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous–Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a re-imagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and live music and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers on the cabaret scene, a one night stand between a local Philadelphia artist and another performer from around the world.  Performers and hosts will be announced in March 2020.

May Scratch Night | May 4, 2020
Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night is hosted and curated by a different artist each month, and features four to six short performances by local companies and artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance. Hosted by Raphael Xavier.

 


Grumblethorpe

5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
https://www.philalandmarks.org/grumblethorpe | (215) 843-4820

SEPTA Chestnut Hill East Line, or BSL then SEPTA Bus Route 23

Located in historic Germantown, Grumblethorpe is an 18th-century farmstead that was once the summer home of the Wister family. In the early 1800s, an observatory and clock were built in the residence. It also features a farmhouse, two-acre garden, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Grumblethorpe offers many educational programs to local schools and students.


Independence Seaport Museum

211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.phillyseaport.org | (215) 413-8655

SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 25, 33 & 42. Indego Station: Foglietta Plaza 3 Dock St

The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials from the Greater Delaware Valley, Port of Philadelphia & other urban ports of the Delaware River.

Note About Parking: Independence Seaport Museum does not own a parking facility. Individual cars may park in the Hyatt Hotel Parking garage lot and have your parking ticket stamped at our Visitor Services for a reduced rate, to be paid upon exiting the garage. We also recommend street parking along Chestnut Street or Front Street.


Inis Nua Theatre

302 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.inisnuatheatre.org |  (215) 454-9776

SEPTA: Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line. Buses: 4, 27, 32, 12, 9, 21, and 42 | Indego Bike Dock: Spruce & Pine Street.

Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” Inis Nua’s mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience. Reserve tickets by calling the Inis Nua box office, or purchase in-person at their box office. Tickets must be paid for in cash only. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit Inis Nua Theatre’s website.

A Hundred Words for Snow | February 5 through February 23, 2020
When 15-year-old Rory’s geography teacher father dies suddenly, she decides to pursue his lifelong dream and journey to the North Pole. Following the route he planned and the advice of the great explorers before her, Rory packs a rucksack and her father’s ashes for a journey of love, loss, and endless snow. A solo show from an exciting new voice in British theatre.

Reading Series: People | March 3, 2020
Dame Stacpoole has to decide what to do with her dilapidated country house: turn it into a museum, sell it to the highest bidder, or make it a filming location…for porn. A witty look at how we value old belongings, but not old people from one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights.

FOLK | April 22 through May 10, 2020
Winnie is a middle-aged Irish nun with a foul mouth and a penchant for Guinness. Stephen is a lonely man caring for his father. And Kayleigh is a pregnant teen on her own. In their small town in the north of England there’s not much room for misfits, but these three loners forge a deep connection through their love of folk music. A warmhearted play with songs.

LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS | May 26 through June 6, 2020
In the not-too-distant future Hush Laws have been instated, limiting each individual to only 140 words per day. How do lawyer Bernadette and musician Oliver navigate the highs and lows of their romance without words to express how they really feel? And are the laws themselves really censorship when you can say anything you like…concisely?

 

 


InterAct Theatre Company

302 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.interacttheatre.org | (215) 568-8079

SEPTA: Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line. Buses: 4, 27, 32, 12, 9, 21, and 42 | Indego Bike Dock: Spruce & Pine Street.

InterAct is a theatre for today’s world, dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political, and cultural issues of our time.  ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased in person, at the box office. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit InterAct Theatre Company’s website.

Man of God | January 24 through February 16, 2020
Four Korean-American teenage girls are on a Christian mission in the Red Light district of Bangkok, Thailand. They have very different attitudes, and they made this trip for very different reasons. But when one of them discovers a hidden camera in their hotel bathroom, they are unified in imagining ghastly revenge on the person (or persons) spying on them. Inspired by a true story, Moench’s dark comedy MAN OF GOD explores just how invasive, pervasive and perverse the male gaze can be.

The Niceties | March 27 through April 19, 2020
When a renowned history professor, Janine, and her brilliant student, Zoe, don’t see eye to eye on Zoe’s thesis about the role slavery played in the American Revolution, their conversation unexpectedly careens off course–and threatens to derail their careers, their lives and the status quo. Two extraordinary women square off in a high-stakes debate over race, power, and who gets the final word on how history is written.

Steal Her Bones |  May 29 through June 21, 2020
Who was Diana Goodwin? The public knows her as a celebrated scientist and an outspoken atheist. For over two decades, Ellen has known her as a lover, a life partner and a best friend. But after Diana’s death, theologian Martin Banks claims to have met with her in her final days and witnessed her acceptance of the existence of God. Now Ellen must choose whether to grieve her great love in private or engage in public battle over what Diana truly believed. STEAL HER BONES dramatizes the age-old conflict between reason and faith, while exploring a deeper mystery: who owns our legacy after we’re gone?


James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
www.michenermuseum.org | (215) 340-9800

SEPTA Doylestown Regional Rail Line

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences.


John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

1201 Pawlings Road Audubon, PA 19403
johnjames.audubon.org | 610-666-5593

Connect with nature and discover the sounds, traits, and habits of birds through dynamic exhibits for all ages and learning abilities. Explore the artwork and legacy of famed naturalist John James Audubon, and learn how you can help protect our feathered friends.

The John James Audubon visitor center is open from Sunday through Saturday,  9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Historic House is available for tours every day at 1 pm. Grounds are always open to the public, from dawn to dusk. 


Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennet Square, PA 19348
www.longwoodgardens.org | 610-618-1000

Directions on website

Experience exquisite Gardens that elevate the art of horticulture amid the relaxing beauty of Longwood.

ACCESS Cardholders can only purchase general admission tickets on-site. The named cardholder must be present, with matching photo ID. Photocopies are not accepted. Cardholders cannot purchase tickets in advance. Longwood will sell tickets to cardholders even when sold out, including during A Longwood Christmas. Discounted tickets may not be purchased for a future date. Discount does not apply to specially ticketed events, such as Fireworks & Concerts.


Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
www.morrisarboretum.org | (215) 247-5777

SEPTA Chestnut Hill Train and Bus Routes 97 & L

Spend time with family and friends exploring Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers.


Museum of the American Revolution

101 South Third Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

www.amrevmuseum.org 215.253.6731

SEPTA buses stopping near the Museum include routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121.

From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum’s core exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s revolutionary beginnings.


Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.muttermuseum.org | (215) 563-3737

All SEPTA Trolley Lines, and Bus routes 7, 9, 21, 31, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124 & 125. Indego Station: 23rd & Market (2241 Market Street).

America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting.


National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.constitutioncenter.org | (215) 409-6700

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 38, 44 & 48. Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St).

Step inside the Museum of We the People and be inspired by rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances, timely conversations on current events, and more. Plus, don’t miss the iconic Signers’ Hall, featuring life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.


National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.libertymuseum.org | (215) 925-2800

SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, 121 & Market-Frankford Line. Indego Station: 15th and Market (1515 Market St).

The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art.


National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.nmajh.org | (215) 923-3811

SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 & 57. Indego Station: Independence Mall (519 Market Street).

Family-friendly and cutting-edge, NMAJH brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of immigrants becoming Americans. Enjoy hands-on, interactive displays, original films, historical documents, and fascinating artifacts — including Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, Hank Greenberg’s bat, and Irving Berlin’s piano. *Children 12 and under are free


Penn Museum

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.penn.museum | (215) 898-4000

SEPTA Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, 36, Bus Routes 21, 42, 40 and Regional Rail Airport, Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Newark and Media/Elwyn Lines. Indego Station: University City Station (3051 South Street).

Explore ancient Egypt and the mummies, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean world at this world-renowned museum. Enjoy gardens, shopping, and a café!


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.pafa.org | (215) 972-7600

SEPTA Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 4, 16, 27 & 48. Indego Stations: Municipal Services Building (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd) and Pennsylvania Convention Center (1321 Arch Street).

Located in the heart of Center City, PAFA is the nation’s oldest Museum and School of Fine Arts, boasting a vast collection of American art ranging from the 18th century to the present.


People’s Light

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355
www.peopleslight.org | 610.644.3500

People’s Light makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. Their plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration.

Please contact the People’s Light box office directly to purchase tickets. Showtimes and shows may vary, please visit the People’s Light website.

The Children | January 15 – February 9, 2020
Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, the three friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama.

Shakespeare in Love | February 26 – March 29, 2020
Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. Low on funds and out of ideas, the young playwright finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, a beautiful, intelligent noblewoman with dreams of the stage. Will and Viola begin a passionate affair that becomes the inspiration for Shakespeare’s next play, Romeo and Juliet.

Hold These Truths | March 18 – April 19, 2020
Gordon Hirabayashi, University of Washington student and practicing Quaker, struggles to reconcile his fervent belief in the U.S. Constitution with the government’s orders to incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. His work ultimately leads to the 1943 Supreme Court case, Hirabayashi v. United States.

Bayard Rustin: Inside Ashland | May 13 – June 7, 2020
Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay Civil Rights activist, Bayard Rustin was nearly written out of the history books. This world-premiere musical play soars with African-American spirituals and offers a glimpse into a transformative moment for young Rustin — his 1944 prison sentence in Ashland, Kentucky. As he incites nonviolent protests against prisoner segregation and refuses to hide his sexuality, Rustin is branded a “troublemaker.”

Mary Jane | June 24 – July 19, 2020
Mary Jane, a single mother with a chronically ill two-year-old son, draws strength from the unwavering community of women surrounding her. Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog’s new play is a beautifully intimate portrait of love, grace, and resilience.

 


Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.philamuseum.org | (215) 763-8100

SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48. Indego Station: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in America. Offering fun and educational programs for all ages, the museum is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family looking at art.


Philadelphia Theatre Company

480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org | (215) 985-0420

SEPTA: Route C bus, Broad Street Subway | PATCO Train | Indego Bike Dock: 18th & JFK

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is a leading regional theater company that produces, develops, and presents entertaining and imaginative contemporary theater focused on the American experience. ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased over the phone with the Philadelphia Theatre Company box office.

Showtimes may vary, Visit Philadelphia Theatre Company’s website. 


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
www.phillymagicgardens.org | (215) 733-0390

SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 40 & 47. Indego Station: 11th and South (1015 South Street).

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art.


Physick House

321 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.philalandmarks.org/physick-house | (215) 925-7866

Open Saturdays & Sundays. Please call before arriving.

SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57. Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street).

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

The Physick House, built in 1786, is the former home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery” who cared for notable figures such as Dolly Madison and Andrew Jackson. The house is the only freestanding Federal townhouse remaining in Society Hill. It features a large garden and a medical museum on the second floor, along with beautifully decorated and furnished period rooms.


Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
www.pleasetouchmuseum.org | (215) 581-3181

SEPTA Bus Routes 38 & 40. Indego Station: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave).

The Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children ages seven and younger by creating learning opportunities through play, enabling us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. ** Please Note: This discount does not apply to Countdown to Noon on New Year’s Eve. 


Powel House

244 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.philalandmarks.org/powel-house-1 | (215) 627-0364

Please call to make sure we are open before arriving

SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57. Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street).

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

Powel House was the residence of the last mayor of Philadelphia under the Crown. This Georgian brick mansion was built in 1765 and has entertained notable guests from George Washington to Benjamin Franklin. Visitors today can stroll through the room where the Washingtons danced on their wedding anniversary and view the elegant colonial garden.


Quintessence Theatre Group

7137 Germantown Ave (Mount Airy) Philadelphia, PA 19119
wwww.quintessencetheatre.org | (215) 985-0420

SEPTA: Bus 23 | Chestnuthill West Septa Regional Rail

Quintessence Theatre Group is dedicated to bringing epic works of classic drama and literature to the contemporary stage. As Philadelphia’s text-based actor-focused repertory theatre, Quintessence re-envisions the classics to inspire our community to consider what is essential in theatre and in human nature. ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased in person, at the box office. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit Quintessence Theatre’s website.

Rachel | January 29 through February 23, 2020
Angelica Weld Grimké’s American classic depicts an African-American family at the turn of the 20th Century striving to find life, liberty and happiness in a Northern city. Haunted by her family’s Southern past, Rachel, an ambitious high-school graduate, struggles to find a vocation, love and hope in the face of systemic racism, ultimately choosing to reject marriage and motherhood. Inspired by the writing of Chekov, Grimké’s Rachel opened in New York on April 25, 1917, and was the first play by an African-American author with an all-black cast to be performed before an integrated audience.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | March 25 through May 10, 2020
The city of Athens prepares for the marriage of Duke Theseus to the Amazonian Queen Hippolyta, but four young Athenians are in trouble with the law for loving without their parents’ consent. Escaping the authorities, they run away into the woods, where they stumble upon the fairy kingdom in turmoil over a marriage spat between the fairy king and queen. A group of Athenian laborers, secretly rehearsing their play for the duke’s wedding celebration, also wander unwittingly into the middle of the fairy battle. Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy is full of romance, fantasy, and soaring poetry, and all is reconciled through midsummer-night revelries and the power of love and magic.

Life is a Dream | March 26 through May 9, 2020
An omen predicts that Prince Segismundo will grow up to become a tyrant and overthrow the kingdom. The fearful king locks his child in a mountain cave to thwart the prophecy, but decades later becomes convinced that he has made a mistake and places his grown son on the throne. Unprepared, Segismundo wreaks bloody vengeance on the kingdom. The prophecy fulfilled, Segismundo is returned to captivity, persuaded that his experience of the real world has only been a horrible dream. Calderón de la Barca’s Spanish Golden Age existential political thriller explores the nature versus nurture paradigm and the connection between reality and our hopes and dreams.

Caligula | April 15 through May 9, 2020
Emperor Caligula comes to see the world as absurd and meaningless after the death of his sister and mistress, Drusilla. Desirous to share this new understanding with his people, he uses his absolute power to undermine all systems of government and social order. Caligula mandates a desire to own the moon, to experience pure happiness, and to guarantee eternal life. To achieve these impossible tasks he establishes a regime of hedonism and violence that drives Rome to the brink of collapse. Part of his Cycle of the Absurd, Caligula is French-Algerian playwright Albert Camus’ humorous and philosophically explosive exposé of political science and the dangers of absolute power.


Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
www.japanesehouse.org | (215) 878-5097

SEPTA Bus Routes 38, 40, PhillyPhlash Stop #12. Indego Stations: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave).

Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden in West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso is open for visitation and group tours from April to October. Note about Accessibility: There are areas at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden that are not wheelchair accessible. To learn more, please click here.


Temple Theaters

1301 W. Norris St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
https://tfma.temple.edu/theater/productions | 215-204-1122

SEPTA: Broad Street Line to Cecil B, Moore

For more than 50 years, Temple Theaters has been a vital piece of the Philadelphia theater community, helping to shape and hone new talent, while producing elite level work that delights audiences. Our 2018-19 season promises to be a dynamic and intriguing one with bold modern productions, emotionally enriching classics, and gorgeous musicals. ACCESS Philly tickets can be reserved by emailing Theater@temple.edu or calling 215-204-1122.  

Showtimes may vary, Visit Temple Theater’s website.

Somewhere | January 29 through February 9, 2020
With the world on the brink of ecological collapse, an entomologist and her brother follow what may be the final flight of the Lepidoptera Danaus Plexippus (or monarch butterfly) while trying to develop the emotional vocabulary for what it means to live, create, or fall in love in a timeline with a deeply uncertain future. This world-premiere drama by lauded playwright Marisela Treviño Orta, simultaneously demonstrates the realistic fallout of an imminent, and increasingly plausible, environmental catastrophe, while portraying a vision of humanity inexplicably lurching toward an unexpected kind of extinction.

Raise Your Voice | February 11, 2020
In collaboration with Theatre Philadelphia’s Philly Theatre Week and Temple Side Stage, Temple Theaters will host an event that champions theater created by people of color, LGBTQ+ and female identifying artists. This evening of mini-workshops will include representatives from the Philadelphia professional theater community with the goal of allowing artists, students and alums the opportunity to connect, network and thrive!

Love’s Labour’s Lost | February 20 through February 28, 2020
At their five-year college reunion, the King and his friends completely swear off the idea of falling in love, but when four eligible young women from their past show up, their resolve begins to weaken. Faithfully following the original Shakespearean text but with the addition of an infectious pop-musical score and modern sensibilities, this show features incredible theatrical charm borne of the collaboration of Philadelphia native, Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson). Romance, revelry and enchanting music unite in this contemporary, yet classic, musical adaption of Shakespeare’s comedy.

The Country Wife | March 27 through April 5, 2020
Banned for nearly 200 years for its salacious content, this classic, ribald, restoration comedy of coquettes and cuckholds is a playful sex-fueled satire telling the story of society rake, Harry Horner, who seduces married women by spreading rumors of his own sexual impotence. When Horner meets the titular character, however, the seemingly innocent Margery Pinchwife, she manages to twist his plot on its head. Everyone hides their true intentions and every entendre is doubled in this new adaptation by Rachel Atkins which modernizes restoration themes while highlighting the gloriously unabashed sensibility-shattering cleverness of Wycherley’s language.

 


The StageCrafters Theater

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
www.thestagecrafters.org | 215-247-9913

SEPTA Regional Rail: Chestnut Hill East to Gravers Lane Stop, or Chestnut Hill West to Germantown Stop

The Stagecrafters, a non-profit, semi-professional theater, has been creating theatrical productions of high literary and artistic standards for over 90 years. Through the decades the theater’s productions have demonstrated excellence in the art and craft of live theater, drawing large audiences as well as receiving critical praise and popular acclaim. ACCESS Philly tickets can be reserved by contacting The StageCrafters Theater box office.  

Showtimes may vary, Visit StageCrafters website.

White Guy on the Bus | February 7 through February 23, 2020
Author Bruce Graham’s play set in contemporary Philadelphia, unfolds as we see two strangers, Shatique and Ray…she an African-American single mother, he a white, middle-aged, wealthy financier who regularly ride a bus together, strike up a friendship. The play, as it weaves a twisted web of moral ambiguity, is an out-and-out thriller, as well as a deeply perceptive commentary on racial and class inequality in America.

Skeleton Crew | April 17 through May 3, 2020
This is the story of four people who work in a Detroit automobile stamping factory. Their intersecting life stories are all beautifully rendered, full of nuances, complexities, tenderness, and heartbreak.

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play | June 12 through June 28, 2020
In the 1880s, the epoch that launched the miracle of electricity, Dr. Givings, a gentleman and a scientist, invents a device for treating female “hysteria”: the vibrator. Provocative and funny, this play provides excellent insight into the morals of the time.


Theatre Horizon

401 DeKalb St, Norristown, PA 19401
www.theatrehorizon.org | (610) 283-2230

SEPTA: Manayunk/Norristown Line, Norristown High Speed Line, Buses: 90, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, and 131

As part of our mission, Theatre Horizon brings terrific, professional theatre to our suburban communities and provides excellent theatre education to over 750 children annually. ACCESS Philly tickets can be purchased online at the Theatre Horizon website. 

Showtimes may vary, Visit Theatre Horizon’s website.

The Agitators | February 28 through March 22, 2020
“Do you believe this can ever be a country for all?” Susan B. Anthony, a white suffragist, asks Frederick Douglass, a black statesman, on the day they first meet. It’s the question at the heart of The Agitators, a riveting new play about two rebels who became American icons. Youthful hopes and dreams united them in their fight to end slavery, but over time, their disagreements about how to gain voting rights tested their alliance. Theirs is a story of defiance, rebellion, and revolution. In 2020 we invite you to meet the people who wrote the playbook on how to fight for someone else’s rights.

Galilee | April 17 through April 19, 2020
In a once bustling fishing town along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a gifted biology student puts her college career on pause to help save the family business. Meanwhile, sea temperatures rise and a fearsome new species of shark appears. Caught between a risky new business scheme and the warnings of a wise-cracking old diver, she must decide–fight, flee, or adapt to the changing environment.

Athena | May 9 through May 31, 2020
Athena and Mary Wallace are seventeen, determined, and preparing for battle. Sparring partners for the National Fencing Championships, they balance high stakes fencing attacks with the dangers of becoming friends with your competitor. These fierce athletes risk it all in a breathless series of epic fencing matches and quick-witted parleys. A badass comedy about the ruthless pursuit of glory—and friendship.


Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Road, Media PA 19063
http://www.tylerarboretum.org | 610-566-9134

SEPTA: Media/ Elwyn Regional Rail Line

Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn. Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.


Waynesborough

2049 Waynesborough Road, Paoli, PA 19301
http://historicwaynesborough.org | (610) 647-1779

SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

Held by the Wayne family as a private estate until 1980, Waynesborough is a sprawling property in Easttown Township that once was the residence of Revolutionary War hero “Mad” Anthony Wayne who served alongside George Washington. Waynesborough is now a home museum that features a Georgian-style house and even hosts historical reenactments from time to time.


Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horseshoe Trail, Malvern PA 19355
www.whartonesherickmuseum.org | 610-644-5822

SEPTA: Paoli/Thorndale line

Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there.

The Museum operates by guided tours only, and advanced reservations are required. Please call to schedule your tour.
This museum is closed in January & February and will reopen March 7th, 2020. 


Wilma Theatre

265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.wilmatheater.org | (215) 893-9456

SEPTA: Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Buses: Route C, 41, 21, 90, Regional: R1, R2, R3, R5, R6 and R8, PATCO
Indego Bike Dock: S Broad St and South St (a 12 minute walk)

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. The Wilma seeks to engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life. The Wilma presents bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.

Showtimes may vary, Visit Wilma Theatre’s website.

Describe the Night | January 28 through February 16, 2020
The 2018 Obie Award Winner explores the blurred lines between lies, history and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. Rajiv Joseph’s (Bengal Tiger at Baghdad Zoo) sharp-witted dialogue and historical juxtapositions bring to mind Tom Stoppard’s and Tony Kushner’s best works.

Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale | February 26 through March 7, 2020
Meet Bridget, Shayla, and Toni; three women who chronicle the gentrification of their beloved Harlem, journeying through the streets, history, landmarks, and changing culture of their neighborhood. Through a fusion of theatre, dance, song and spoken word poetry, Renaissance will draw you into these women’s youthful stories in deeply moving and uproariously funny ways.

Is God Is | May 27 through June 14, 2020
Their mother’s dying wish jump starts the blood-soaked journey of scorned twin sisters Anaia and Racine. They venture from the deep South to northern California to seek vengeance against their father in an epic saga of wickedly dark humor, family trauma and Old Testament justice. Winner of the 2016 Relentless Award, Is God Is blends “tragedy, typography, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk” says playwright Aleshea Harris.


Woodmere Art Museum

9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
www.woodmereartmuseum.org | 215-247-0476

SEPTA Bus Route L & Regional Rail Chestnut Hill West line.

Woodmere is housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith who wished “to awaken the spirit of, the appreciation of, and the knowledge of art… in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding territory.” Today, the Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works of art, celebrating the art and artists of Philadelphia.