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BalletX

1923 Washington Avenue

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

Bright Invention

122 Lombard Street

Bright Invention uses improvisation to empower individuals and organizations to unlock their potential.
FREE with ticket reservation 

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

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

Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Avenue

Laurel Hill is a unique destination for connoisseurs of art, architecture and horticulture, and the final resting place of countless individuals who shaped the history of our city and nation. Nestled on a scenic bluff high above the Schuylkill River, the site also affords spectacular views that cannot be found elsewhere.
Free admission during regular hours

Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut Street

Lightbox Film Center is Philadelphia’s premier exhibitor of film and moving image art. Lightbox presents an unparalleled slate of repertory, nonfiction, experimental and international cinema.
Select showings are free 

Macy’s

1300 Market Street

Stop by the Visitor Desk at Macy’s located on the Main level to retrieve a savings pass. While you’re there, check out the Macy’s Center City Package designed to make the most of your visit! Package includes exclusive Philadelphia Tote bag, $25 gift card and more.
Stop by the Visitor Center today!

Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine Street

Painted Bride Art Center brings together artists, audiences and communities to push the boundaries of how we create and experience art. We cultivate an environment for critical dialog and playful exchange to transform lives and communities.
Select events are free. 

Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association

Join the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association for FREE and get access to real world business exposure, including mentoring; inclusion in the Benny’s Awards for student work, job search assistance, and more!
Free student membership

Philadelphia Museum of Art Campus Philly Partner

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

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

SummerFest at Blue Cross River Rink

101 S Columbus Boulevard

Roller Skating

Open from May to September each year, SummerFest has Philly’s only outdoor roller skating rink + mini-golf, arcade games, rides, and concession stands with some of the city’s best food and drinks!
FREE skating admission with valid student ID

The Fabric Workshop and Museum

1214 Arch Street

The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public.
Free and open to the public seven days a week.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

One South Broad Street 14th Floor

Every year, a free concert just for college students kicks off The Philadelphia Orchestra’s eZseatU program, which brings thousands of students to Verizon Hall to experience the famous Philadelphia Sound.
Annual FREE concert with valid ID

Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 West Montgomery Avenue

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 Art Museum

9201 Germantown Avenue

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