Museums List

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:30pm
Weekend and Holidays, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch facilities are available at this venue. Please note outside food is not allowed to be brought into this museum.

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

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours.  Click here to view the exhibits!

Admission Information:
$10.00 per person for self-guided tours (please note children under the age of 3 will be admitted for free)


Adventure Aquarium

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

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm (select days extended to 5:00pm- check website calendar)
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note that groups need to reserve a space for lunch at this venue. Outside food is permitted when a lunch room is reserved. On the request form please note if your group will be bringing in outside food or if your group plans on buying lunch at the venue. Lunch rooms are not available on weekends.

Prohibited Items:
Coolers larger than 12″ X 12″ X 10″ and glass bottles of any kind.

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

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours. 3D Theater now included with general admission!

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


African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is home to an amazing collection of more than 750,000 objects and illustrations that chronicle and dramatically unfold the incredible story of the black Diaspora. A massive assortment of art, artifacts, period clothing, furniture, military weapons, industrial tools, musical instruments, photographs, diaries, documents, records, books, journals, paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, fiber and mixed-media works comprise our captivating collection.

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday, closed

Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

Click for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$5.00 per person for self-guided tours
$7.00 per person for guided tours


American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft.

Each year the Museum hosts thousands of visitors, school groups, families and senior citizens. Tourists of all ages from the U.S and abroad come here to witness the history and the future of the helicopter.

Through our library’s continually growing collection of documents, artifacts, films, memoirs and research the Museum serves as an important source of public information about rotary wing aircraft.

Appropriately the Museum is located in suburban Philadelphia where two of today’s major helicopter manufacturers have their roots, and where much of the earliest development of helicopters in the U.S took place.

Currently, the Museum displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes. The exhibits span the history of rotary wing aircraft from the earliest helicopters to the latest addition to our nation’s defense, the V-22 Osprey.

Hours:

Monday and Tuesday, closed

Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
1220 American Blvd. West Chester, PA 19380

Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours

Note:
Art-Reach is unable to set-up tours during special events at the museum.  These include, Rotor Fest, Father Fest, Kid Fest, Santa and Easter Bunny Celebrations. 

Admission Information:
$6.00 per person for self-guided tours


American Swedish Historical Museum

The American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States. Founded in 1926, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for nearly 80 years. The Museum is a place where Swedes, Swedish-Americans, and people of all nationalities who appreciate Swedish contributions to history, art, architecture, music, science and technology can come together.

Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday through Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM
Closed Mondays and Holidays

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
1900 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19145

Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$2.00 per person self-guided tours
$4.00 per person for guided tours


Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast, Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. The Barnes Foundation’s Art and Aesthetics programs engage a diverse array of audiences. These programs, occurring at the Philadelphia campus, online, and in Philadelphia communities, advance the mission through progressive, experimental and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Hours:

Tuesday, closed

Wednesday through Monday, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities for groups available at this venue.

Address:
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
On the First Sunday of each month, Art-Reach Members have the awesome opportunity to request FREE tickets to the Barnes Collection! These tickets can be used anytime in the afternoon. Unlimited access to one of the most impressive collections in the world! The Barnes provides a First Free Sunday experience to anyone, but your Art-Reach Membership includes FREE access to the Barnes Collection. Programming starts at 12 noon. Click here to request tickets.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Pat Steir, Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series- Until November 17, 2019  (An installation of 11 new paintings by the American artist)
  • 30 Americans- October 27, 2019 to January 12, 2020  (Painting, sculpture, and photography by influential contemporary African American artists)

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.  Read more here.

Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch facilities are available at this venue. Please note outside food is not allowed to be brought into this museum.

Address:
U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours
Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$6.00 per person for self-guided and guided tours

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Cinderella & Co. –Three Fairy Tales ReimaginedOctober 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020
  • Brandywine ChristmasNovember 29, 2019 to January 5, 2020
  • Votes for Women: A Visual History- February 1, 2020 to June 7, 2020
  • Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein- February 1, 2020 to June 14, 2020

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. The garden opened to visitors in 1993.

Chanticleer is indeed 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.

Hours:
April 1st and October 31st: Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The garden is closed to the public November through March and is closed to Art-Reach groups on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Guided Tours can be requested; however, they are subject to size limitations and may incur a higher fee than self-guided tours.  Please contact the Art-Reach Programming Department for more information.

Admission Information:
$3.00 per person for self-guided tours


Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum connects people to art, offering an inclusive and essential community resource that through its collections, exhibitions, and programs generates creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers, and inspires.

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday, closed
Wednesday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch facilities are available at this venue. Please note outside food is not allowed to be brought into this museum. Groups are welcome to eat brown bag lunches outside on their terrace only.

Address:
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Guided and Self-Guided Tours

Guided tours are available by reservation for groups of 10 or more. Four to six weeks advance notice is recommended.

Admission Information:
Adult: $9.00 per person for self-guided and guided tour
Youth: $3.00 per person for self-guided and guided tour

 


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.

Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm (last entry at 3:45pm)

Notes About Lunch:
Outdoor seating, not protected from the elements, is available for groups bringing a bag lunch. A few uncovered picnic tables, located on the Penitentiary’s baseball diamond, can comfortably accommodate up to 30-40 people. Seating is first come, first served. We do not have an indoor place to eat during inclement weather or a place to store lunches during your visit.

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

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tour
“The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour is included with admission.  When you visit Eastern State Penitentiary, you’ll get an mp3 player and headset that will guide you through the penitentiary complex and explain the prison’s history.

Admission Information:
$4.00 per person for self-guided tour


Franklin Institute

In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning

Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note that school groups need to reserve a space for lunch at this venue costing $25.00. Lunch room reservation excludes weekends and holidays. Brown bag lunches are permitted when a lunch room is reserved. Alternatively, visitors can purchase food at Franklin Foodworks, a cafeteria-style eatery.

Address:
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  Click here for directions.

Available experiences
Members can request Self-Guided tours of the museum.  Self-guided tours allow Art-Reach members to navigate the museum exhibits without the assistance of a guide. Members can also request to add additional experiences to the trip such as 1 Fels Planetarium show, 1 Franklin Theater show or 1 Tuttleman IMAX show at an additional cost. Self-Guided Tours do not include special timed exhibitions.

Admission Information:
Please note: Self-guided tours must have at least 10 people in order to receive the Art-Reach rate at the Franklin Institute.    Guided tours are not available.

Cost:

School Year Rates Ending September 2, 2019:
Youth Rates (18 years and younger)
Museum admission
$15.00
Museum admission & 1 Fels Planetarium Show
$16.00
Museum admission & 1 Tuttleman IMAX Show
$16.00
Museum Admission & Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, Starting April 13th 
$23.00

Adult Rates (18 years and older)
Museum admission
$15.00
Museum admission & 1 Fels Planetarium Show
$19.00
Museum admission & 1 Tuttleman IMAX Show
$19.00
Museum Admission & Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, Starting April 13th 
$26.00

*Discount Rates Do Not Apply on the Following Dates*

2019
April 13th – 28th
October 7th
November 29th – December 1st
December 23rd – December 31st


Independence Seaport Museum

Explore the submarine Becuna and the cruiser ship Olympia!  Learn about pirates and urban ecology.  The Independence Seaport Museum seeks to preserve the heritage of maritime culture along the Delaware.

Hours:

October through December
Monday and Tuesday, closed
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

January through February (Starting January 6)
Monday through Friday, closed
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

March 
Monday and Tuesday, closed
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm  

 *Last ticket sale is 30 minutes prior to close

In honor of the first day of spring (March 19th), the Museum will resume a 7-day a week operating schedule.  For additional information, including what holidays ISM will be open, please click the following link: http://phillyseaport.org/visit.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
Columbus Blvd. and Walnut St. (Penn’s Landing), Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$7.00 per person for self-guided tour


Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion

Learn about the most successful group of animals in the world…insects! Enjoy two stories of exciting and educational exhibits filled with an amazing assortment of arthropods, including tarantulas, scorpions, and praying mantis! Get up close and personal with butterflies in our year-round Butterfly Pavilion! Our museum is home to a striking and immersive tropical ecosphere filled with hundreds of native and tropical butterflies fluttering around guests. This grand space is sure to surprise and inspire!

**The Insectarium section is NOT wheelchair accessible and requires the guest to climb stairs. The Butterfly Pavilion is fully accessible

Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Lunch:
Please note this venue allows groups to bring bag lunches.

Address:
8046 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours 
Insectarium requires a minimum of 15 people for a guided tour.

Admission Information:
$6.00 per person for self-guided tours
$7.00 per person for guided tours

 


James A. Michener Art Museum

Opened in 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960’s.

Hours:
Monday, closed
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!

Admission Information:
$6.00 per person for self-guided and guided tour (all ages)


John James Audubon Center at Mills Grove

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is situated on a historic 18th-century site, the farm where 18-year-old John James Audubon lived when he first came to America from France in 1803. Here, he developed a technique for drawing birds “from life” that would allow him to become one of the world’s best-known wildlife artist.

The hundreds of life-size portraits of birds contained in his seminal work The Birds of America helped inspire the formation of the National Audubon Society. The site includes the original three-story farmhouse, built in 1762, miles of nature trails along the Perkiomen Creek, and a brand new building, featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits focused on birds, art, and conservation.

Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Closed on all major holidays.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA 19403.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours

Admission Information:
Adult: $8.00 per person for self-guided and guided tours
Youth (age 6 to 17): $6.00 per person for self-guided and guided tours


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, educational and visitor programming, and over 400 performances a year.

Hours:
Hours change seasonally.  Please consult website for the most up to date information.

Holiday Hour Restrictions:
Art-Reach will be unable to fulfill requests during the following:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between November 22, 2019 and January 5, 2020
AND no visits at all between December 26, 2019 and January 1, 2020.

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch facilities are available at this venue. Please note outside food is not allowed to be brought into the gardens. Groups are welcome to eat brown bag lunches outside in available picnic areas. The group is able to purchase food in the dining area in the gardens. On the request form please note if your group will be eating in the picnic area or if your group plans on buying lunch at the venue.

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

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$4.00 per person for self-guided tours
Longwood Gardens has a staff ratio policy of 7 children per 1 adult.

 


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.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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:
Please note 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/ Golf Cart Tours (based on availability)

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


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.

Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration.

Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

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

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours.  Click here to view the exhibits!

Admission Information:
$12.00 per person for self-guided tours


Mutter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting. The goal of the Museum is to help the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body while appreciating the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Collection began as a donation from Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, who was determined to improve and reform medical education.

Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, and January 1.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!

Admission Information:
$11.00 per person for self-guided tour

Maximum size for groups is 50 people.  Large groups more than 10 people may not have availability on weekends.

All groups should be aware of the museum’s group policies before arriving at the museum. Click here for the museum’s general policies.

Accessibility Information:
Patrons in wheelchairs may enter the building through the service entry on Van Pelt Street after alerting the front desk that they need to enter.


National Constitution Center

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.

Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note that groups need to reserve a space for lunch at this venue. Brown bag lunches are only permitted in the museum when a lunch room has been reserved. On the request form please note if your group will be bringing in outside food or if your group plans on buying lunch at the venue.

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

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$6.50 per person for self-guided tour 
$7.50 per person for guided tour


National Liberty Museum

Using exhibits, interactive, videos and art, the Museum pays tribute to over 350 outstanding men and women who have contributed to our democracy. We honor 20th Century Americans; heroes from our ancestral homelands; young people who have reached out to help their schools and communities; and heroes from the Bible whose stories of courage and commitment inspired our founding fathers to create our great nation.

Seasonal Hours:

Winter: Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Spring:
7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Summer: 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:30pm
Fall:
 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours
Guided tours need at least two weeks’ notice, and a group minimum of 10 people

Admission Information:
$5.00 for self-guided and guided tour


National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.

Hours:
Mondays, closed
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 5:30pm
Closed on various Jewish and federal holidays.

Museum is open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Independence Day, Christmas Day

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch facilities are available at this venue. Please note outside food is not allowed to be brought into this museum.

Address:
101 South Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours.  Click here for exhibitions and collections!

Admission Information:
$4.00 per person for self-guided tour


Penn Museum

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, a membership program, and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.

Hours:
Monday, closed
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
First Wednesdays, 10:00am to 8:00pm
Closed on major holidays.

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch space is available, but is offered on a first come first serve basis. Brown bag lunches are permitted in the lunch room.

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

**Please Note: Groups visiting the museum must enter through the Kress Student Entrance.  This entrance is accessible from South Street and visiting groups will need to walk down the Kress Driveway to access it.  Art-Reach members will not be admitted to the museum from any other entrance.

Parking:
Please indicate on the form whether or not your group needs bus parking.  The garage next to the museum does not belong to the museum and parking spaces are very limited. 
Please request parking 2 weeks in advance!.

Available Experiences:  
Self-Guided and Guided Tours.  Click here to view galleries and exhibitions!

Admission Information:
$6.00 for self-guided and guided tour

Guided tours are limited to 30 patrons or fewer and require 6 weeks leads time to schedule.  Guided tours last for one hour and can be scheduled during the following times: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

**Please Note: The museum is not air conditioned and during the summer the galleries are very hot.  Patrons with heat sensitivity should take note and plan to visit the museum during cooler months of the year.

 


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) Museum Exhibits

America’s first art museum and art school. The collection features American works from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries; the building is a national historic landmark and a work of art on its own, designed in the High Victorian Gothic style. The museum offers guided tours at no extra charge, but requires 2 weeks advanced notice. The museum does not have any dining facility on site.

Hours:
Monday, closed
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on legal holidays.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Guided and Self-Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!
Groups need to have 10 people or more to set up a guided tour.

Admission Information:
$1.00 per person for self-guided tour
$5.00 per person for guided tour

Accessibility Info:
Click here for museum accessibility.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands among the great art institutions in the world.  In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it.  Today the Museum houses over 300,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and education programs for a public of all ages.

Hours:
Monday, closed
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Open Wednesday evenings until 8:45 p.m. **”Pay What You Wish” from 5:00-8:45 p.m.**

Notes About Lunch:
Lunch facilities are available at this venue. Please note outside food is not allowed to be brought into this museum.

Address:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 26th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.  Click here for directions.
Accessible parking is available in our garage across from the main building. Spaces are limited. Drop-off is available at the curb cut just before the North Entrance on either side of Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$9.00 per person for self-guided and guided tours

Please note that 3 weeks’ notice is needed to arrange a guided tour.  The museum does not charge for staff supervising the group as long as they do not exceed a 1:1 ratio.


Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. The Zoo has more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals, and its attendance is approximately 1.1 million visitors a year.  Visitors can take guided tours by the Zoo’s highly trained volunteer educators who are eager to share their knowledge and offer a wide range of topics from which to choose. 

Hours:
March 1st through October 31st: Monday through Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm
November 1st through February 28th: Monday through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note this venue allows groups to bring bag lunches and eat in available picnic areas.

Address:
34 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours

Admission Information:
$13.00 per person for self-guided tours


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. Located at 1020-26 South Street, the Magic Gardens is a not-to-missed multi-sensory experience that includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture that literally surrounds its visitors with a glittering display of ceramic shards, mirrors, colorful cement and found objects like bicycle spokes and bottles.”  Click here to read more!

Hours:
Tuesday, closed
Wednesday through Monday: 11:00am to 6:00pm

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 Site Tour, and Guided Tour and Craft

Admission Information:

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 site tour
$5.00 per person for guided tour and craft

Adult Prices:
$3.00 per person for self-guided tour
$5.00 per person for guided site tour
$6.00 per person for guided tour and craft

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. There is a wheelchair-accessible gated entrance on South Street that leads into the outdoor garden, and visitors who need to enter through the gated entrance on South Street should knock on the front door or call the front desk at (215) 733-0390 for assistance.


Simeone Automotive Museum

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum has more than 60 cars, displayed in dioramas that represent the famous venues where these cars actually competed. These displays are used to illustrate the development of sports car road racing, here in the US and internationally.

You can read more about the museum’s collection here.

Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
6825 Norwitch Drive Philadelphia, PA 19153.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided

Admission Information:
$6.00 per person for self-guided tour


Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick was a pioneer in American sculpture style early in the 20th Century. Joy, freedom and humor abound in the more than 200 pieces of his works -paintings, woodcuts, sculpture, furniture and utensils housed in his self-designed studio at this site. A delight for both children and adults.

Hours:
Monday, closed
Tuesday through Friday (groups only), 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Closed January, February and major holidays.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Paoli, PA 19355.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!
This Museum Partner is NOT wheelchair accessible. There are stairs that must be navigated as part of the Guided Tour offering.

Admission Information:
$3.00 per person for guided tour


Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center features the Museum of American Glass, Creative Glass Center of America, Crafts and Trades Row, the Down Jersey Folklife Center and the Stained Glass Studio. Offers educational visits for school groups that focus on New Jersey’s glass-making history, craft and folklife. Visitors have the opportunity to watch artists create beautiful items from glass.

Seasonal Hours:
April through December 

Monday, closed
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. We close at 3 p.m. on December 24.

January, February, & March
WheatonArts Museum Store hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum of American Glass, Folklife Center, and Artist Studios will be closed during these months. The six-day schedule begins in April.

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:
1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!
Glass blowing demonstrations are available throughout the day at scheduled times.  Please contact the Art-Reach Programming Department to check when demonstrations will be offered.

Admission Information:
$1.00 per person for self-guided tour


Winterthur Museum and Country Estate

Winterthur is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and19th-century European country houses. A visit to Winterthur will immerse you in another time and place. Rediscover America’s heritage through its unparalleled collections of antiques and Americana. Venture out over the fields and farmland to learn about the workings of a great American country estate. Wander through the breathtaking beauty of the 60-acre naturalistic Winterthur Garden.

Hours:
Spring (beginning March 1), Summer, and Fall: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Yuletide (November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020): Monday to Sunday, 10:00am to 5:30pm
Annual seasonal closing is January 6, 2020 to March 1, 2020.  Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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:
Route 52, Winterthur, DE 19735.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!

Admission Information:
$1.00 per person for guided and self-guided tours


Woodmere Art Museum

Housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion on six acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Woodmere first opened its doors to the public in 1940. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith (1845–1916) 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.

Hours:
Monday, closed
Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.

Address:
9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118.  Click here for directions.

Available Experiences:
Self-Guided and Guided Tours.  Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions!

Discovery Tours: Discover the art and artists of Philadelphia. Discovery Tours are led by trained docents and provide and in depth look at Woodmere’s permanent collection, the historic home section of the Museum, and the changing exhibitions. Tours are interactive and are approximately an hour in length.

Admission Information:
$6.00 per person for self-guided and guided tours
Maximum size for groups is 10 people.

Accessibility Information:
Woodmere is wheelchair accessible. However, two galleries require assistance in accommodating wheelchairs.