How it works:

  • Bring a valid ACCESS Card with a photo ID to the admissions desk at any participating museum, garden, or historic site. For tickets to a performance, contact the participating theater’s box office to reserve tickets.
  • One (1) ACCESS Card admits the cardholder and up to three (3) people at a rate of $2 per person. The person whose name appears on the ACCESS Card must be present to obtain the discount.
  • EBT funds cannot be used to pay admission
  • Discount is not valid for special exhibitions, special events, or with any other offers
  • Participating sites may not be physically accessible or provide accommodations, please confirm prior to visiting. Art-Reach is not responsible for providing accessible accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What locations can I use the ACCESS Philly discount for?


What is a Pennsylvania (PA) ACCESS Card?

New state Capitol Building around Cherry Blossom Designed EBT Card, Older Blue Green ACCESS EBT Card, and Yellow and Navy Blue Medical Assistance Card from State of PA

The three cards above are given by the state of Pennsylvania to residents who monitor their government-issued cash, food, or medical benefits with an EBT card. Art-Reach’s ACCESS Philly Card is available for individuals with disabilities. Art-Reach’s ACCESS Philly card is for cultural discounts only, and not for EBT benefits.


What is the difference between an ACCESS Card and an Art-Reach ACCESS Philly card?

New state Capitol Building around Cherry Blossom Designed EBT Card, Older Blue Green ACCESS EBT Card, and Yellow and Navy Blue Medical Assistance Card from State of PA

The three cards above are given by the state of Pennsylvania to residents who monitor their government-issued cash, food, or medical benefits with an EBT card. Art-Reach’s ACCESS Philly Card is available for individuals with disabilities. Art-Reach’s ACCESS Philly card is for cultural discounts only, and not for EBT benefits.

Art-Reach ACCESS Philly Blue & white card


How do I get an ACCESS Philly card?

You can purchase an ACCESS Philly card from Art-Reach as long as you qualify. Learn more about signing up here.


How do I get my tickets for the ACCESS Philly Discount?

For museum, garden or historic site simply go to the visitor services desk at the participating site, show your ACCESS card and receive your ticket, wristband or button.

For theater tickets, contact the theater’s box office directly. We recommend doing this ahead of time.

Please note: the person whose name appears on the ACCESS Card must be present to obtain the discount. 


I’m from out of state, can I use my Delaware or New Jersey ACCESS Card to receive the discount?

No. BUT, you can purchase an Art-Reach ACCESS Philly card to obtain the same $2 discount by clicking here.


How many times can I use the ACCESS Philly discount?

You can use the ACCESS Philly discount as many times as you want, even multiple times a day!


How many people can I bring for $2?

The ACCESS Cardholder can bring up to three (3) guests for a total of four (4) people for just $2 dollar a person. This means a group of 4 people can attend a museum for $8 total.


When can I use my ACCESS card to receive the ACCESS Philly discount?

The ACCESS Philly discount can be used whenever the participating museums, gardens and historical sites are open. The discount is NOT valid for special exhibitions or features, special events, or with any other offer or group rate.


I receive state assistance but do not have an ACCESS card. Can I still get the ACCESS Philly discount?

Yes, you can apply for an Art-Reach ACCESS Philly card by clicking here.


My child has an ACCESS Card but is too young for an ID. How do I obtain the ACCESS Philly discount?

The front desk or box call office may ask to see ID from an accompanying adult but is understanding to younger children not having a state ID card. Please note: the person whose name appears on the ACCESS Card must be present to obtain the discount. 


Is the ACCESS Philly discount available for families only?

The ACCESS Cardholder is free to bring anyone they know, friends or family, to the participating museums, gardens, or theaters.


Can I use my EBT card to also pay the ACCESS Philly fee?

No, please use other forms of payment such as credit card or cash to pay admission.


Is the Philadelphia Zoo a participating site?

No, unfortunately, they are not a part of the ACCESS Philly program at this time.


Is the Adventure Aquarium a participating site?

No, unfortunately they are not a part of the ACCESS Philly program at this time.


Have additional questions? Please contact accessphilly@art-reach.org or call 267.515.6727.