For 16 days Philly museums are hosting free or pay-what-you-wish admissions! Free Museum Days are the perfect opportunity to visit as many Philly museums as possible for pretty much nothing.
This event is a part of Wawa Welcome to America festival, a celebration of America’s history that kicked off June 19 with the commemoration of Juneteenth and will end July 4th with Independence Day. These festivities are meant to bring awareness to the rich history of our country because what better way to learn about history than through museums? With real artifacts and in-depth information about the past, museums are a symbol of history that visitors of all ages can discover and learn from.
This year, 14 cultural institutions are participating in this event. Only on particular days and between certain times will the admissions be free or for a donation. Here is the list of museums and their particular day and time:
- Shofufo Japanese Cultural Center– June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Paul Roberson House and Museum– June 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Penn Museum– June 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Galleries at Moore– June 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- American Swedish Historical Museum– June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Carpenter’s Hall– June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Eastern State Penitentiary – June 30 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- National Constitution Center– July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- National Liberty Museum– July 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Christ Church Burial Ground– July 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art– July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Timed entry tickets must be reserved in advance and masks may be recommended or required to enter certain museums. So make sure to pre-register and enjoy yourself!
[Featured image: Steve Hall]