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Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Barnes Foundation

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)

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street

Betsy Ross

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

Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Ave.

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 Allen Poe House

532 N 7th Street

Edgar Allan Poe House

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.
FREE admission

FringeArts

140 N Columbus Blvd

Fringe Arts

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

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Blvd.

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

Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S 36th Street

Institute of Contemporary Art

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.
FREE admission

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

300 S Broad Street

Kimmel Center

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

Museum of the American Revolution

101 South Third Street

Museum of the American Revolution

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.
$18 tickets

National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East

National Museum American Jewish History

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

240 S. Broad Street

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

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

118-128 North Broad Street

PAFA

This FREE museum and art school tells the stories of American art through its incredible collections, exhibitions, and programs featuring 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Photo: B. Krist for VISIT PHILADELPHIA
Free admission

Pennsylvania Ballet

Academy of Music at 240 South Broad Street

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

PFS Roxy Theater

2023 Sansom Street

Roxy Theater

A small, intimate theater managed by the Philadelphia Film Society showing independent, mainstream, and international cinema.
$7 rush tickets

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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’s Magic Gardens

1020 South Street

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.
$2 off

Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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.
Pay-what-you-wish

Rosenbach Museum & Library

2008 Delancey Place

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!
$5 admission

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr

Shofuso Japanese House

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

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s eZseatU Student Membership Program

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

The Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

2000 Belmont Mansion Drive

Underground Railroad Belmont Mansion

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

The Wilma Theater

265 South Broad Street

Wilma Theater

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