Pay What You Wish Museum Day: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Experience one of Philadelphia’s finest institutions and landmark buildings – the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Featuring a world-renowned collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone.

Connect with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable.See the world—and yourself—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

Free Museum Day: Penn Museum

A “must see” destination in Philadelphia, the Penn Museum invites visitors to discover the mysteries of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China & Japan, and the Middle East to unlock the wonder of the human story – and explore their own place within the arc of human history. Special exhibitions include Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America; Native American Voices; Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston; and Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display, which gives visitors the chance to walk in the shoes of an archaeologist with an insider’s look into where artifacts come from and how they are conserved.

The Penn Museum, with a collection of more than one million objects from across the globe, is a cultural gem housed in an eclectic building that showcases mixed architectural elements, surrounded by outdoor gardens that provide a peaceful urban oasis. All year long, the Penn Museum offers a wide variety of public programs that cater to various ages and interests – from CultureFest! cultural celebrations; Summer Nights, a pop-up happy hour like no other in the city; public tours that are included with admission; a 15-minute “Daily Dig” that provides a “deep dive” into one object in the collections every day at 1:00 p.m.; and family Second Saturday activities; to “rent parties” inspired by the Harlem Renaissance; intimate conversations with Museum curators and keepers over coffee in the Pepper Mill Cafe; as well as early morning strolls through history (for FREE!) with the Museum Mile.

Free Museum Day: African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum will open for your enjoyment and enlightenment on July 2nd. Visit to experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.

Visit AAMP for a FREE day of educational activities and entertainment as we consider what independence truly meant to Africans living in Philadelphia throughout the Revolutionary Era.

Free Museum Day: National Museum of American Jewish History

Come celebrate Independence Day with National Museum of American Jewish History for FREE! Explore how our leaders impacted American history, American society, and the American Jewish Community. Explore an original letter written by George Washington to the Jewish Community of Newport, Rhode Island, and enjoy interactive gallery talks, story time, and Independence Day arts and crafts projects. All ages are welcome.