ACCESS Admission

ACCESS Cardholders (those Pennsylvania residents who monitor their government issued cash, food, or medical benefits with an EBT card), are invited to visit participating museums, science centers, gardens, historic sites and attractions at the deeply discounted rate of $2.

Visiting cardholders must present their valid ACCESS Card and their matching photo ID to receive the discount. One ACCESS Card admits up to four family members at a rate of $2 per person – including the ACCESS Cardholder. Admission is to be paid by the visitor, not through their EBT card.

ACCESS cardholders will be able to enter the following participating venues:

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | (215) 299-1000
SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 & 48
Indego Station: 33rd and Market (3318 Market St)

At the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 574-0380
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 61
Indego Stations:
9th and Arch  (813 Arch St)
6th and Race (160 N. 6th St)

Founded in 1976, AAMP is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145 | (215) 389-1776
SEPTA Broad Street Line and Bus Route 17

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 278-7200
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 & 48
Indego Stations:
21st and Winter (2090 Winter St)
302 N. 19th St

Explore the world’s greatest collection of post-impressionist and early modern art with masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, plus African sculpture, and more. With classes, tours, live musical performances, and family programs, there’s something for art lovers of all ages.

A visit to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion is a wonderful way to extend your experience of the Barnes Foundation’s legendary art collection on the Parkway. Venture a mere 8 miles to explore a 12-acre hidden treasure filled with a magnificent living collection of rare plants and breathtaking blooms. If Albert Barnes expressed his passion through art appreciation, his wife, Laura, expressed hers through the cultivation of the Arboretum and the establishment of the horticulture program, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Pack a picnic, stroll the grounds, and tap new inspiration at the Barnes Arboretum. The Arboretum is open for the season May 1 – November 1, 2015, Fri-Sun,10am – 4pm. Free parking available

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 629-4026
SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 48, 57, 17, 33 & SEPTA Market-Frankford Line
Indego Station: 2nd and Market (215 Market St)

The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America’s rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming.

Chanticleer Garden
786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 | (610) 687-4163
Click HERE for directions
Chanticleer Garden is open April through October Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 236-3300
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 43 & 48
Indego Station: 23rd and Fairmount (2237 Fairmount Ave)

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. 

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | (215) 448-1200
SEPTA Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Regional Rail Lines & SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38
Indego Station: 21st and Winter (2090 Winter St)

Experience live science happening all around you! Walk through the iconic, two-story tall Giant Heart, have a ball in our NEW sport science exhibit, SportsZone*, and climb through a web of firing neurons in Your Brain. Travel to faraway galaxies in the Fels Planetarium, see explosive, live science shows, and more—be sure to visit The Brain Bar where you can touch a real (plastinated) human brain. Fun for all ages.

Franklin Square – Parx Liberty Carousel
200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 629-4026
SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61
Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St)

Center City’s only carousel features a zebra, a lion, an eagle, a dragon, and more! Hop on this spectacular All-American style carousel featuring hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones. *Please check venue’s website for current hours of operations. 

Franklin Square – Philly Mini Golf
200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 629-4026
SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61
Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St)

Putt your way through Center City’s ONLY 18-hole miniature golf course, featuring the iconic symbols of Philadelphia featuring Elfreth’s Alley, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Chinese Friendship Gate, Boathouse Row, The Liberty Bell and more. *Please check venue’s website for current hours of operations. 

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 | (215) 843-4820
SEPTA Chestnut Hill East Line or BSL then SEPTA Bus Route 23
Located in historic Germantown, Grumblethorpe is an 18th-century farmstead that was once the summer home of the Wister family. In the early 1800s, an observatory and clock were built in the residence. It also features a farmhouse, two-acre garden, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Grumblethorpe offers many educational programs to local schools and students.

Historic Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
*$2 admission includes a guided tour of the Burial Ground
Christ Church: Second Street above Market | Christ Church Burial Ground: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 922-1695
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes: 5, 17, 33, 48, 57
Known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped and were buried here, including Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross.

Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 413-8655
SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 25, 33 & 42
Indego Station: Foglietta Plaza 3 Dock St

Note About Parking: Independence Seaport Museum does not own a parking facility. Individual cars may park in the Hyatt Hotel Parking garage lot and have your parking ticket stamped at our Visitor Services for a reduced rate, to be paid upon exiting the garage. We also recommend street parking along Chestnut Street or Front Street.
The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials from the Greater Delaware Valley, Port of Philadelphia & other urban ports of the Delaware River. 

James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 | (215) 340-9800
SEPTA Doylestown Regional Rail Line
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences.

Liberty 360
Indego Station: 6th & Chestnut Streets | Philadelphia, PA 19106 |  (215) 629-4026
Public Transportation: SEPTA Buses: 9, 21, 42, 57, 47, 17, 33, 48 & SEPTA MFL
Indego Station: Independence Mall (519 Market Street)

The Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater takes visitors on a patriotic adventure led by Benjamin Franklin in 3D. From the bald eagle to the Statue of Liberty, discover the stories behind some of America’s most beloved symbols of freedom. The 15-minute film surrounds the audience in the customized wraparound PECO Theater. *Please check venue’s website for current hours of operations. 

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennet Square, PA 19348 | 610-618-1000
Experience exquisite Gardens that elevate the art of horticulture amid the relaxing beauty of Longwood. *ACCESS Cardholders are able to purchase general admission tickets to Longwood Gardens on-site and do not need to reserve timed-tickets in advance* 

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 | (215) 247-5777
SEPTA Chestnut Hill Train and Bus Routes 97 & L
Spend time with family and friends exploring Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers.

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | (215) 563-3737
All SEPTA Trolley Lines, and Bus routes 7, 9, 21, 31, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124 & 125.
Indego Station: 23rd & Market (2241 Market Street)

America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting.

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 409-6700
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 38, 44 & 48
Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St)

Step inside the Museum of We the People and be inspired by rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances, timely conversations on current events, and more. Plus, don’t miss the iconic Signers’ Hall, featuring life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers. 

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 925-2800
SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, 121 & SEPTA Market-Frankford Line
Indego Station: 15th and Market (1515 Market St)

The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art.

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 923-3811
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 & 57
Indego Station: Independence Mall (519 Market Street)

Family-friendly and cutting-edge, NMAJH brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of immigrants becoming Americans. Enjoy hands-on, interactive displays, original films, historical documents, and fascinating artifacts — including Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, Hank Greenberg’s bat, and Irving Berlin’s piano.
*Children 12 and under are free

Penn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000
SEPTA Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, 36, Bus Routes 21, 42, 40 and Regional Rail Airport, Marcus
Indego Station: University City Station (3051 South Street)

Hook/Wilmington/Newark and Media/Elwyn Lines
Explore ancient Egypt and the mummies, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean world at this world-renowned museum. Enjoy gardens, shopping, and a café! 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street , Philadelphia, PA 19102 | (215) 972-7600
SEPTA Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 4, 16, 27 & 48
Indego Stations:
Municipal Services Building (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd)
Pennsylvania Convention Center (1321 Arch Street)

Located in the heart of Center City, PAFA is the nation’s oldest Museum and School of Fine Arts, boasting a vast collection of American art ranging from the 18th century to the present. 

Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 685-4830
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 62
Indego Stations:
Independence Mall (519 Market Street)
8th and (Market 834 Market Street)

The Philadelphia History Museum showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1682 to the present day.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 763-8100
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48
Indego Station: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in America. Offering fun and educational programs for all ages, the museum is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family looking at art. 

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | (215) 733-0390
SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 40 & 47
Indego Station: 11th and South (1015 South Street)

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art. 

Physick House
Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
321 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 925-7866
Please call to make sure we are open before arriving
SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57
Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street)

The Physick House, built in 1786, is the former home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery” who cared for notable figures such as Dolly Madison and Andrew Jackson. The house is the only free-standing Federal townhouse remaining in Society Hill. It features a large garden and a medical museum on the second floor, along with beautifully decorated and furnished period rooms.

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | (215) 581-3181
SEPTA Bus Routes 38 & 40
Indego Station: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave)

The Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children ages seven and younger by creating learning opportunities through play enabling us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.

Powel House
Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
244 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 627-0364
Please call to make sure we are open before arriving
SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57

Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street)
Powel House was the residence of the last mayor of Philadelphia under the Crown. This Georgian brick mansion was built in 1765 and has entertained notable guests from George Washington to Benjamin Franklin. Visitors today can stroll through the room where the Washingtons danced on their wedding anniversary and view the elegant colonial garden.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19131 | (215) 878-5097
SEPTA Bus Routes 38, 40, PhillyPhlash Stop #12
Indego Stations: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave)

Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso is open for visitation and group tours from April to October.
Note about Accessibility: There are areas at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden that are not wheelchair accessible. To learn more, please click on the following link:

Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
2049 Waynesborough Road, Paoli, PA 19301 | (610) 647-1779
SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line

Held by the Wayne family as a private estate until 1980, Waynesborough is a sprawling property in Easttown Township that once was the residence of Revolutionary War hero “Mad” Anthony Wayne who served alongside George Washington. Waynesborough is now a home museum that features a Georgian-style house and even hosts historical reenactments from time to time.

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 | 215-247-0476
SEPTA Bus Route L & Regional Rail Line Chestnut Hill West
Woodmere is housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith 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.

ACCESS Admission is proudly sponsored by:

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This is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach and supported by VOICES Education Center.

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