Museums List

Academy of Natural Sciences- New!

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications, and educational programming. Click here to learn more. 

Hours:
Friday through Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Note: Between March 29th, 2021 and April 8th, 2021, the Academy will also be open during these hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Health and Safety Policies:
Visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing throughout the museum. Click here to learn more about health and safety procedures at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Address:
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tour

The Academy also offers plenty of free virtual events! Click here for the schedule of events.

Admission Information:
$10.00 per person for self-guided tours
Children under the age of 2 are admitted for free


Adventure Aquarium- New!

Come explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses, free-flying birds and sea life from around the world. Click here to learn more.

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Health and Safety Policies:
All visitors are required to wear masks and maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups. Touchless temperature screenings will be conducted upon arrival. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 procedures at the Aquarium.

Address:
1 Aquarium Drive, Camden, NJ 08103.  Click here for directions. 

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tour (maximum of 10 people)

Admission Information:
$13.50 per person for self-guided tour

Note: This discount is not affiliated with the ACCESS Philly program. For a participating list of ACCESS Philly sites, please click here. 


African American Museum in Philadelphia- Coming Soon!

More information coming soon!


Brandywine River Museum

The Brandywine River Museum collects and preserves American art with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting. Since 1971, when it was founded, the museum’s collections have grown to more than 3,000 works of art by hundreds of artists and thousands of other objects in the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio. Click here to learn more.

Hours:

Wednesday through Monday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Closed Tuesday

Health and Safety Policies:

All visitors are required to wear masks and maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups. Click here to read more about COVID-19 procedures at Brandywine River Museum.

Notes About Lunch:

Due to COVID-19 procedures, lunch plans must be discussed in advance. Please email aboyle@art-reach.org for more information.

Address:

U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:

Self-Guided Tour

Admission Information:

$6.00 per person for self-guided tour


Chanticleer

Chanticleer was the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten Sr. Mr. Rosengarten was head of the pharmaceutical company Rosengarten and Sons. Their son Adolph Jr., left the property to be enjoyed as a public garden that was opened to visitors in 1993.

Chanticleer is a pleasure garden, offering an escape from the rush of everyday life and a place where one can feel like a personal guest of the Rosengarten family. Click here to learn more.

Hours:

Wednesday through Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The garden is closed to the public November through March.

Health and Safety Policies:

All visitors are required to wear masks and maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups. Free parking reservations through Art-Reach are also required in order to track capacity. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 procedures at Chanticleer.

Notes About Lunch:

Please note there are no structured lunch facilities at this venue. Groups are able to bring bag lunches and eat in available picnic areas.

Address:

786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:

Self-Guided Tours

Admission Information:

$1.00 per person for self-guided tours

Free parking reservations are required for all groups visiting Chanticleer. Once your trip is approved, Art-Reach will email your parking voucher along with your group’s confirmation sheet.


Eastern State Penitentiary

Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through “confinement in solitude with labor,” Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. Some of America’s most notorious criminals were held in the Penitentiary including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Click here to learn more.

Hours:

In-person visits:
Friday through Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Virtual tours:
Monday through Thursday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Health and Safety Policies:

All visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing from other groups. Visitors will also be asked to sanitize their hands with the provided hand sanitizer before entrance to the site. In order to maintain a safe capacity, groups are limited to 6 people including the trip leader. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 procedures at Eastern State.

Notes About Lunch:

At this time visitors are not permitted to eat lunch on site.

Address:

2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:

Self-Guided Tour (in-person, maximum of 6 people)
Guided Virtual Tour (minimum of 10 people required) Click here to learn more about virtual tours.

“The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour is included with admission. When you visit Eastern State Penitentiary, you’ll get an mp3 player and disposable earbuds that will guide you through the penitentiary complex and explain the prison’s history. Visitors may also bring their own earbuds.

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

Admission Information:

$4.00 per person for self-guided tour
$4.00 per person for guided virtual tour


Longwood Gardens

In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the Peirce Arboretum to save its trees from being cut for lumber. Over the next nearly half century, Mr. du Pont developed Longwood Gardens into what it is today, a magnificent horticultural showplace.

We invite you to visit Longwood Gardens, which now encompasses 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Enjoy over 11,000 types of plants, more fountains than any other garden in the US! Click here to learn more.

Hours:

Wednesday through Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on Tuesdays 

Hours change seasonally. Please click here for the most up to date information.

Health and Safety Policies:

Visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing from other groups. Once you leave the Gardens, re-entry is not permitted. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 procedures at Longwood Gardens.

Notes About Lunch:

Outside food is not permitted into the Gardens, but there are picnic areas outside of the main grounds that are available to guests before or after your visit. There are dining areas inside the Gardens with food available to purchase.

Address:

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:

Self-Guided Tour

Admission Information:

$3.00 per person for self-guided tours

Longwood Gardens requires payment at the door, on the day of your visit. All methods of payment are accepted. Because of this, your organization will not be invoiced by Art-Reach for Longwood Gardens tickets.


Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

The Morris Arboretum is an interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including some of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas. Click here to learn more.

Hours:

Sunday through Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Last tickets at 3:00pm, gate closes at 3:15pm.

Health and Safety Policies:

All visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing throughout the Arboretum. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 procedures at Morris Arboretum.

Seasonal Hours:

April through October: Saturday and Sunday the garden closes at 5:00pm

May through September: Saturday and Sunday the garden opens at 8:00am

June through August: Wednesday the garden closes at 8:00pm

November through March: Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Notes About Lunch:

This venue allows groups to bring bag lunches and eat in available picnic areas.

Address:

100 Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:

Self-Guided and Guided Tours

Parties of 10 or more can arrange for special group tours of the Arboretum with 3 weeks’ notice.

Admission Information:

$4.50 per person for self-guided and guided tours

Please note that Morris Arboretum uses an e-ticket system for entry. In addition to your typical Art-Reach confirmation sheet, trip leaders will receive e-tickets that must be presented and scanned at the gate.


Museum of the American Revolution

Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American Revolution, explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive digital elements bring to life the diverse array of people that created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Click here to learn more.

Hours:
Thursday through Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Health and Safety Policies:
Masks are required for visitors over the age of 5, and visitors must maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 procedures at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no brown bag lunch facilities at this venue. The museum has a cafe onsite with food available to purchase.

Address:
101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tour
Virtual Guided Tour (maximum of 100 participants)

Admission Information:
$12.00 per person for self-guided tours
$175 flat rate for virtual tours


National Constitution Center- New!

The National Constitution Center is dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance, through an interactive, interpretive facility within Independence National Historical Park. Click here to learn more.

Hours:
In person visits:
Friday through Sunday: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Virtual tours:
Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm

Health and Safety:
Visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing throughout the museum. Click here to learn more about health and safety policies at the National Constitution Center.

Address:
525 Arch St., Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tour
Virtual Guided Tour

In a virtual tour, your group will get a live, private tour of the museum’s signature exhibits. It’ll feel like you have the whole building to yourself! Click here for a sample of the virtual tour.

Admission Information:
$6.50 per person for self-guided tour 
$175 flat rate for virtual guided tour


Penn Museum- New!

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage.

Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for all ages, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage. Click here to learn more.

Hours:
Virtual tours are available for flexible scheduling any day and time during the week.

Address:
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (nearby the intersection of Spruce Street and 33rd Street)
Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:  
Virtual Guided Tour (max of 30 participants)

Virtual Tour subject areas can be found at this link, and are adaptable for all ages. Please specify which tour you are interested when you submit your request.

There are also two accessible audio tours available! These tours are perfect for groups who prefer to use Zoom’s call-in feature:

Journey for Ancient Egyptian Sound
Join the Penn Museum for a special dial-in experience designed just for people with vision loss. Visitors join via their phone by dialing into a virtual meeting room. From there a museum guide will lead a tour through Egyptian history using audio clips. Beginning in contemporary Egypt with a crash course in Arabic greetings, the tour soon moves backwards in time through samples of Coptic music and literature, to reconstructed prayers to the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses.

Journey for Ancient Roman Sound
Join the Penn Museum for a special dial-in experience designed just for people with vision loss. Visitors join via their phone by dialing into a virtual meeting room. From there a museum guide will lead a tour through Roman history using audio clips. Beginning in contemporary Italy with a crash course in Italian greetings, the tour soon moves backwards in time through samples of music and literature, to a slice of life in ancient Rome.

Admission Information:
$125 flat rate per 30 people for virtual guided tour
Sponsorships may be available for the Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome audio tours. Please email aboyle@art-reach.org for more information.

 


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens preserves the artworks of renowned Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar and educates the public about mosaic and folk art. The Magic Gardens is a multi-sensory experience that includes a fully mosaicked indoor gallery and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture that surrounds its visitors with a glittering display of ceramic shards, mirrors, colorful cement and found objects like bicycle spokes and bottles. Click here to learn more.

Hours:

Wednesday through Monday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Tuesday

Health and Safety Policies:

All visitors are required to wear masks and maintain a 6-foot distance from other groups. Click here to read more about COVID-19 procedures at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.

Notes About Lunch:

Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:

1020 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147. Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:

Self-Guided Tour
Guided Tour (max of 12 people, must include 1 staff member for every 5 clients)

Admission Information:

Adult Prices

$3.00 per person for self-guided tour
$5.00 per person for guided tour

Youth Price (Ages 6 to 12. Children under the age of 6 are free)

$2.00 per person for self-guided tour
$4.00 per person for guided tour

Accessibility Information:

While much of the Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens site at 1020 South Street is accessible to people who use wheelchairs, the site is not fully wheelchair accessible. There are 2 steps up to the front entrance on South Street but no steps from the main outdoor garden into the side of door of the gallery. The side entrance into the gallery is approximately 29 inches wide. Some parts of the garden can only be accessed by stairs. The gated entrance to the outdoor garden is wheelchair accessible.