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The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture.
$10 admission with valid ID
Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers—on the stage, in the classroom and in the community.
$10 (cash) student rush tickets with valid student ID, available for purchase 30 minutes before performance
Launched in 2016, Azuka Theatre was the first theater company in Philadelphia (and in the country as far as we can tell) to offer its entire season of productions as Pay What You Decide (PWYD): every production, every performance, everyone.
Pay What You Decide
During rehearsal periods for each series, BalletX invites local college students into the studio to meet the BalletX dancers, learn more about contemporary ballet from choreographers and BalletX Directors, and see the creative process in action.
FREE admission to Open Studio visits
Founded by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation is home to one of the finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modernist paintings in the world—including works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso, plus important African sculpture, Pennsylvania German furniture, and decorative arts.
General Admission is $5 for college students (with valid ID)
Known as the birthplace of the American flag, this historic house tells the story of Betsy Ross and her exciting life in the 18th century through interactive tours.
$7 tickets with valid ID
This giant former prison was once the most famous and expensive in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Tour the vaulted, sky-lit cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row.
Get $4 off admission with your student ID
Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia for six years, and during that time he wrote some of his most mystifying and well-known works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart” and many others.
EgoPo is known for creating unique new stagings of classic theater. Productions are accessible interpretations of significant literature and plays, making them ideal for high school and college classes.
Package pricing available for groups, $15/student
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation. Our programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape worldwide.
$15 student tickets to events year-round and additional discounts during Fringe Festival
Experience the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, and art, plus experiences on the water. Climb aboard ships, board submarines, and explore the many unique exhibits.
$4 off admission with student ID
This University City spot was created in 1963 to expose students to what was “new and happening,” and it still continues to do just that through its engaging art that “speaks to urgent issues facing our community and our country,” according to the Institute’s Director.
The Kimmel Center is Philly’s home of the performing arts, offering year-round programming from jazz to comedy to Broadway + a calendar of free performances.
$10 tickets to select shows through KimmelSTIX
Experience firsthand how art ignites change: explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery and get to know Philadelphia’s stunning mural collection on an exciting guided tour! Weave through diverse neighborhoods on foot, and get inspired by the incredible public art that makes Philadelphia the mural capital of the world.
Use discount code CAMPPHL for $5 off a walking tour. Advanced tickets required – visit muralarts.org/tours to purchase tickets.
This Old City museum 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.
Learn all about the history of the signing of the U.S. Constitution through this museum’s hands-on exhibits. Don’t forget to take a selfie with the Founding Fathers in Signer’s Hall!
$13 admission with valid ID
Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all.
$5 admission with valid ID
A Smithsonian-affiliated museum focusing on the 360-year history of Jews in America, featuring a collection of 20,000 objects in its many exhibitions.
$13 admission with valid ID
Opera Philadelphia embraces innovation and developing opera for the 21st century, and features extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and gives them the opportunities to create their most imaginative and inspired work.
$10 tickets with student ID
Visitors can travel through time and space to learn more about ancient peoples in places around the world, along with their connections to present-day life.
$10 general admission with valid ID
PAFA inspires the public by expanding the stories of American art through its collections, exhibitions, and programs; and educates artists from around the world to be innovative makers and critical thinkers with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions.
$12 general admission with valid ID
This nationally recognized ballet company produces extraordinary performances of a diverse classical and contemporary repertoire at the Academy of Music, an iconic venue on the Avenue of the Arts.
$10 student rush tickets with valid ID, presented one hour before performance time
We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us.
$5 student rush tickets with valid ID
A small, intimate theater managed by the Philadelphia Film Society showing independent, mainstream, and international cinema.
$7 rush tickets
The mission of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society—founded by Anthony P. Checchia in 1986—is to engage our community in a life more beautiful through the shared experience and transformative impact of chamber music.
$35 unlimited student pass with valid ID
Climb our iconic building’s famous Rocky steps and explore 200 galleries of art from all around the world. We are home to a world-class collection and Philadelphia’s destination for creative play.
Student admission $14 student tickets (with valid ID)
Pay What You Wish days: Wednesday Nights (5:00-8:45pm); First Sundays (10:00am—5:00pm)
Student membership $40
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.
$10 student rush tickets with valid ID
Navigate through a stunning mosaic maze created by artist Isaiah Zagar. Check out the folk art statues, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors, located right on South Street.
The only institution outside Paris dedicated entirely to the master sculptor. The garden provides an ideal setting to experience some of the world’s most celebrated works of art, with 150 bronzes, marbles, and plasters which represent the different phases of Auguste Rodin’s career.
Explore the historic house and rare book library, complete with more than 400,000 rare books! Check out the documents handwritten by America’s founding fathers, including George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson!
Located in the expansive Fairmount Park, this 17th century-style Japanese house and gardens reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia.
$8 admission with valid ID
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum. Visitors to the Academy have the opportunity to get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and explore a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.
$19 tickets ($17 online) with valid ID
Get a membership that offers college students access to FREE tickets to unlimited Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. With eZseatU, you’ll experience live music that will blow you away from some of the best seats in the Kimmel Center.
$25 for unlimited Philadelphia Orchestra concerts
This historic house museum is dedicated to 18th and 19th century history, and the network of people and places known as the “underground railroad.”
$5 admission with valid ID
Located on the Avenue of the Arts, the Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous arts through original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.
$15 admission with valid ID
The Wagner Institute’s nineteenth century exhibit hall houses an extraordinary collection of natural history specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones, and more.
FREE admission to all education programs
Woodmere’s collection consists of more than 8,000 works of art, and nine galleries offer exhibitions and programs that serve adults and children. Lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks, tours, and more are also offered.
FREE with valid ID