Museums in Drexel Hill

Insectarium Visit for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 (Up to 44% Off)

Insectarium

Holmesburg

Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

$18 $11

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Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 46% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

$14 $8

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Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

$20 $12

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 53% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America’s history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

$30 $15

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Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (Half Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

$56 $28

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Mansion Entry for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Kids at Underground Railroad Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Underground Railroad Museum at the Belmont Mansion

Fairmount Park

Explore the historic Belmont Mansion, which was built in 1742 and now serves as a home for the Underground Railroad Museum

$14 $8

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Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

$37 $18

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Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

$20 $11

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six for Weekend Guided Tour at The Wharton Esherick Museum (Up to 40% Off)

The Wharton Esherick Museum

Malvern

Famed works of craftsmen Wharton Esherick housed in his home-studio-turned museum

$24 $15

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Admission to the Delaware Art Museum (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington

Museum houses over 12,000 pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art, American art, and illustration, along with rotating special exhibitions

$24 $12

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Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles (Up to 42% Off )

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Boyertown

Wander about the museum, taking in classic cars from the past and seeing how cars evolved from the earliest versions

$12 $7

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Admission for Four or Family Membership at Roebling Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Roebling Museum

Roebling

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

$30 $12

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Show and Museum Visit for 2 or 4 or One-Year Membership to New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium (Up to 58% Off)

New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium

Downtown

New Jersey’s largest full-dome Planetarium with space and laser shows; museum houses collections on state history and art.

$14 $7

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Couple or Family Membership to Morven Museum & Garden ( 58% Off)

Morven Museum & Garden

Princeton

Guests explore fine & decorative art in museum and multiple gardens; members get invites to events and discounts on shop purchases

$12 $6

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General Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Allentown Art Museum (Half Off)

Allentown Art Museum

Allentown

Art museum featuring world-class exhibitions including “Robert Indiana From A to Z” along with contemporary installations

$24 $12

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Admission for Two or Four to America On Wheels (Up to 50% Off)

America on Wheels

1st Ward

Sprawling transportation museum hosts exhibits of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles

$16 $8

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Admission for Two or Four with Optional Saturday-Event Access at the Museum of Indian Culture (Up to 55% Off)

Museum of Indian Culture

Allentown

Museum explores the life of the Lenape tribe through historic artifacts, cultural lessons, and hands-on activities

$10 $5

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Living-History Experience for Two or Four or a Family Membership at Tuckerton Seaport (60% Off)

Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckerton

Attraction with people, exhibits, and activities that bring the area's maritime heritage to life; 40 acres with a boardwalk and nature trail

$16 $7

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) celebrates art from America's entire history. Its galleries take visitors on a chronological trip through the country's ever-changing aesthetic landscape, with special attention paid to sculptures, paintings, and paper works. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts also trains the next generation of artists, with full-time degree programs at the bachelor and masters levels.

  • Size: two buildings?The Historic Landmark Building and the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
  • Eye Catcher: Gilbert Stuart?s 1796 painting George Washington (The Lansdowne Portrait)
  • Permanent Mainstay: Gallery 128, which showcases a rotating collection of works from current students, alumni, and faculty
  • Visiting Exhibit: Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper, which encompasses more than 90 works (through October 12, 2014)
  • Don't Miss: Highway?George Tooker's 1953 painting depicting the challenges of living in New York City
  • Pro Tip: artists can bring a sketchbook (pencil only) into the the Historic Landmark Building, provided it doesn't exceed 12? x 16? or erupt with trumpet fanfares when opened
  • Special Programs: art-history lectures, evening gallery events, and continuing-education programs in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other mediums
118 N Broad St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

When Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating brought The Franklin Institute to life in 1824, it was to honor the life and achievements of Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin. In the decades since, the Institute has hosted further forward thinkers such as Nikola Tesla, who demonstrated wireless telegraphy in 1893, and helped advance science and technology, hosting the first public demo of an all-electronic TV system in 1934.

  • Size: three floors give voice to human ingenuity?past and future?with hundreds of interactive exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: the two-story-tall, 5,000-square-foot Giant Heart, which teaches children about cardiovascular health while they crawl through its chambers
  • Permanent Mainstay: Fels Planetarium, the second oldest planetarium in the nation, complete with a rooftop observatory and a 60-foot seamless aluminum dome
  • Hands-On Experiments: construct an interplanetary rover in the Space Command, complete an electrical circuit with your body, and launch a cannonball in Circus! Science Under the Big Top
  • Honor the Man: swing by the 20-foot-tall, 30-ton marble statue of Benjamin Franklin in the rotunda to see what the genius looked like and thank him for your bifocals
  • Don't Miss: the Maillardet Automaton, a boy-like drawing machine that inspired the film Hugo
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Est?e Lauder.

Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Caf?; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.

101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia,
PA
US

It's more than a collection of exhibits, galleries, and glass works?though it's all of those things, too. Above and beyond housing art, the National Liberty Museum aims to serve as a mirror to the unique kaleidoscope that is the United States. Visitors to the museum explore eight galleries, each organized to highlight a particular aspect of what it means to be American. Liberty Hall, for instance, houses a selection of White House fine china alongside medals awarded to members of the armed services, while Heroes Hall showcases glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's massive Flame of Liberty installation in celebration of brave individuals.

Regardless of how visitors tackle the museum?although they should never tackle it literally, due to the high volume of glass?they'll likely find themselves intrigued by the thought-provoking collection. When Irvin J. Borowsky founded the museum in 1995, he did so with just this intent, seeking to inspire others to pursue more peaceful lives. But Borowsky may never have envisioned the scale it would one day reach: 78 exhibits, 179 works of contemporary art, and thousands of stories vividly told.

321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Since its founding in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia has worked to preserve and honor African Americans' heritage through exhibitions, collections, and cultural programs. Four galleries contain exhibits delving into themes including the African diaspora, African American life in Philadelphia, and contemporary African American narratives. The core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776–1876, showcases a timeline detailing how African Americans lived in that era, and brings key historical figures to life through 10 life-size video projections. Visitors can interact with each of the projections, listening to their stories and requesting further topics of discussion, such as the Internet's role in their lives. Another gallery focuses on African American life post-emancipation leading up to the modern day. In addition to engaging exhibitions, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of historical artifacts, including Negro league baseball memorabilia, records, musical instruments, photographs, and the time machine that was used to retrieve each item.

701 Arch St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

By most people’s standards, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is old — founded in 1812, it’s the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. But the Academy is a baby compared to the specimens it houses, some of which date back more than 350 million years.

Explorers Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden’s series of western wilderness expeditions formed the foundation of the Academy's 18-million-item collection, which it began displaying to the public in 1828. Over the subsequent 60 years, the Academy grew to three times its original size through donations, museum purchases, and daily doses of multivitamins. Now situated at 19th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Academy houses more than 35 dioramas of plants and animals collected during global wildlife expeditions, a live animal center with ceiling-to-floor observation windows, and nearly a hundred mollusk specimens. A tropical garden hosts live butterflies from around the world, while Dinosaur Hall contains skeletal mounts of more than 30 Mesozoic species, including a 42-foot-long T. rex.

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia,
PA
US