A Guide to Museums That Are Now Open

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A Guide to Museums That Are Now Open

Rediscover Philly’s history and art at these museums

Museums are enchanting, they show us the history and evolution of humans across the centuries. Now, with museums reopening after more than a year in a pandemic, take advantage to rediscover their magic.

These museums have taken the appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety protocols of their visitors. Implementing safety guidelines is fundamental for these museums to reopen so visitors can feel safe when in the museum. Additionally, all tickets for the museums must be reserved in advance. Below is a list of some museums that are open to the public.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Newly reopened to the public after years of renovations, one of Philly’s most prestigious museums has a new look, find out more here. Discover the new interior for yourself by purchasing tickets in advance.

Barnes Foundation

Rediscover inspiration in one of the world’s largest collections of modern European art here in Philly. In the museum, a one-way flow of traffic has been implemented in certain galleries to keep visitors distanced and to respect safety protocols.

Independence National Historical Park

Not tickets are needed to visit Philly’s iconic attraction, the Liberty Bell. However, to visit Independence Hall, tickets to tours are only available.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

This outdoor gallery is one of Philly’s best-kept secrets. Created in the ’60s, the artist’s mosaics were the start of the “South Side Renaissance” a period of artistic prosperity in the city. Find out more about this creative art installation here.

Adventure Aquarium

The aquarium has taken the necessary health measures to be able to safely reopen for you and your children. Tickets must be reserved in advance to ensure the capacity limit. Thus, there will be fewer people, making the experience much more enjoyable.

Philadelphia Zoo

The Zoo is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come visit the animals, they have messed you!

The Academy of Natural Sciences

Another one of Philly’s iconic museums will have you in awe of all the incredible exhibits on display. The museum’s capacity is reduced to 25%, so visitors will be able to go through the museum with no worry about being socially distanced.

Franklin Institute

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” Benjamin Franklin once said. Invest in your knowledge by rediscovering the amazement of science at the Franklin Insitute. This fun museum is the perfect activity to release cabin fever from quarantine.


Submerge yourself in interactive art as you have never seen before. Another one of Philly’s classic museums is open to the public and following the appropriate health guidelines.

Penn Museum

Travel back in time and travel the world to discover what life was like in the 31th century BC in Egypt to the 19th century in Africa. Incredible artifacts and archeological finds on display for the public to rediscover, now that this captivating museum is reopened.

African American Museum of Philly

Experience African American heritage and culture in this museum that is “the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.” according to their website.


National Liberty Museum

Philly’s unique museum is now open Fridays through Sundays, tickets must be purchased two weeks in advance before visiting.

Please Touch Museum

After more than a year of closure, this entertaining children’s museum has recently opened. The museum is operating at low capacity and asked all visitors age two and over to wear a properly fitting mask. To discover more, please visit this article.

Japenese American Society

Take a trip to Japan while staying in Phill!. These beautiful and rich gardens are an oasis in a busy city.

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