Museums in Ocean City


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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Two or Four Adult Tickets to The American Swedish Historical Museum (50% Off)

The American Swedish Historical Museum

South Philadelphia/FDR Park

Museum shares Swedish culture in America, from the age of the Vikings to the present

$16 $8

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Guided Tour of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion for Two or Four (Up to 46% Off)

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Guides lead groups through 17-room restored Victorian mansion

$14 $8

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Museum Outing for Two or Four to National Constitution Center (Up to 55% Off)

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

100+ permanent & temporary exhibits captivate visitors with interactive presentations & displays about our nation’s history & founders

$29 $16

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 51% 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 $16

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Mansion Entry for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Kids at Underground Railroad Museum (Up to 41% Off)

American Womens Heritage Society

American Womens Heritage Society

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

$14 $8.50

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Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (50% 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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Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 43% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

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

$14 $8.50

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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 Four or Family Membership at Roebling Museum (Up to 63% Off)

Roebling Museum

Roebling Museum

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

$30 $11

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Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

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

$20 $12

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One-Year Individual, Family, or Patron Membership to Christian C. Sanderson Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Christian C. Sanderson Museum

Chadds Ford

Learn about the late 19th century and early 20th century through the eyes of historian, musician, and teacher Christian Carmack Sanderson

$20 $10

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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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Guided Tour Two, Four, or Six or Children's Tour for Two at The Wharton Esherick Museum (Up to 35% Off)

The Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick Museum

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

$24 $16

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The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) currently preserves and oversees acres of land containing Cape May's most notable Victorian-era landmarks, relying on a staff of 160 and nearly twice as many volunteers. At its inception, though, MAC existed purely as a volunteer effort. Passionate people came together with a simple mission: preserve area history. The founding members first joined forces to rescue the Emlen Physick Estate mansion?built in 1879?from demolition. Successfully fending off the bulldozers, they went so far as to restore it through volunteer man-hours alone. Having preserved the mansion, the MAC crew decided to transform their volunteer-only organization into a staffed outfit. The new, full-time staff members did more than just run the mansion site; they set their sights, quite literally, higher. They restored the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, a towering landmark that had been closed to the public for almost 50 years. They also undertook the restoration, repair, and oversight of Fire Control Tower No. 23, the last uncompromised lookout tower erected during World War II. They now oversee all sites, maintaining over 100 of years of history, which is presented through tours, events, and chats with talkative ghosts.
1048 Washington St
Cape May,
NJ
US
Insectropolis transports humans to a bug-themed city populated with thousands of creepers and crawlers. Insect enthusiasts enjoy unlimited admission to more than a dozen educational exhibits, which include a crash course in bug basics and interactive games that help museum-goers to develop a newfound appreciation for purported pests. Observe arachnid sewing circles or watch ants forage for food and build tunnels that spell out the answers to tomorrow's crossword puzzle. Bug-touching presentations (12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, and throughout the day on Saturdays) are one of the bugseum’s most popular activities and encourage guests to overcome unfounded fears by touching a live millipede, stroking a scorpion, or caressing a cockroach while expanding insectile awareness. Periodically, Insectropolis also holds a variety of fundraisers and themed events, such as bug hunts and cockroach races (some events may require guests to pay an additional fee to gain entry).
1761 Route 9
Toms River,
NJ
US
The Biggs Museum of American Art showcases late founder Sewell C. Biggs's impressive collection that focuses on the evolution of American and especially Mid-Atlantic art from the 18th century up to the present. Steal some time inside the museum's 18 intimate galleries and peruse the permanent collection’s early American furniture, regional silver, and sculptures needled by the famously opposable-thumbed Hiram Powers. Although admission is free, the Biggs Museum fills a bustling calendar with programs such as art classes and kids’ activities that members can enjoy at a discount, along with events such as the annual member appreciation breakfast. With a rotating cast of exhibitions, current offerings include the Award Winners XI exhibition running through October 23, 2011, which displays works by the Individual Artist fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts. The upcoming Delaware By Hand: Masters Competition exhibition, on display from November 4, 2011 to February 19, 2012, features contemporary work chosen by a panel of judges and presented in tandem with an array of public programs, art sales, and grassroots movements to line public spaces with paint-spewing fire hydrants.
406 Federal St
Dover,
DE
US
Imaginative play and exploration blossom in the natural world of Camden Children's Garden, where families encounter enchanting themed gardens and rides. Inside the four-acre horticultural playground, visitors walk among an imagined version of Ben Franklin's workshop and spot monarchs and black swallows inside the tropical environment of the butterfly house. Outside, an apatosaurus looms over the dinosaur garden, watching as mini archeologists uncover dino bones and the broken lamp he hid from his mother 80 million years ago. Children stretch their imaginations as they live like their favorite fictional characters in the storybook garden and hunt for faeries in the Irish garden. Grownups can take a break while kids perch on rides such as a biologically diverse carousel that takes little ones up 30 feet and back down. The Arrow River train takes up to 38 children, 22 adults, and one confused buffalo on a 600-foot journey through miniature landscapes and attractions such as the historic Camden Caboose.
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden,
NJ
US
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