8 Museums around University City Near Vue32

March 31st, 2017

Museums around University City You Won’t Want to Miss

If you are looking for something to do over the weekend, check out one of the many museums around University City near Vue32. The Museum District offers some of the best in arts and culture in the country! Whether you like art, history, science, archaeology or even public transit, these museums will not disappoint.


Institute of Contemporary Art

If you are a fan of contemporary art, you have to check out The Institute of Contemporary art. ICA is located at 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. It is known for being a breeding ground for some famous artists as well, such as Andy Warhol, who was featured at the ICA before his rise to fame.



Wednesday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.




*For a guided tour there may be an additional fee.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art features paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics and “period rooms” from great artists throughout time. You can get lost in this wonderful collection of art, and who says that’s bad! This museum is a Philly treasure and was opened in 1928 and it’s located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130.



Tuesday–Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday: Open until 8:45 p.m.



Adults: $20

Seniors (65 & over): $18

Students (with valid ID): $14

Youth (13–18): $14

Children (12 & under): Free

Members (Join): Free


Penn Museum

The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Interestingly, this museum was founded in 1887 and focuses on the important study of who we are and where we came from. Learn more about the human story and support continued research.



Tuesday & Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Admission Donation:

Adults $15

65 and above $13

Children and full-time students with ID $10

Free to members, US Military, PennCard holders, and children 5 and younger.



Combine science and play at Wondergy. Typical performances last 60 minutes and can include blowing stuff up, liquid nitrogen ice cream, laser shows and other science improvisation. These events are family-friendly and completely adaptable. Schedule a show today.


Mutter Museum

Calling all doctors, future doctors and doctor show lovers… the Mutter Museum is right up your alley. This museum is focused on medical history and has a collection of preserved anatomical specimens and a nineteenth-century cabinet full of medical instruments throughout time. Discover and appreciate the mysteries of the human body the treatment of disease. This museum is located at 19 S 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103.



Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Adult $18

Military with ID $15

Senior 65 Years and up $16

Youth(6-7) and Students with ID $13

Child (5 and Under) Free

* Save $2 per ticket every Monday and Tuesday! Walk-in only / not available online.


The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is one of the top-five tourist destinations of Philadelphia, so it’s no wonder it is one of the museums around University City that you have to check out! Understand science and technology in ways you never imagined. Check them out at 222 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103.



Daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


General Admission:

Children 3-11 $15.95

Adult General 12+ $19.95


Septa Museum

And now for something completely different! The Septa Museum is dedicated to the heritage of the Philly transit system. Check out a 1947 trolley, transit memorabilia and more! Honestly, you will leave appreciating public transit like never before.



Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum contains the largest collection from sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside Paris. Best of all, you can see the popular “The Thinker” sculpture, and that is reason enough to visit. This museum opened in 1929 and is located at 2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130.



Wednesday–Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


General Admission:

Adults: $10

Seniors (65+): $8

Youth(13-18) and Students (with valid ID): $7

Children (12 & under): Free

*Admission to the Rodin Museum is Pay What You Wish. However, the garden is free year-round.


You can never have a dull weekend with so many museums around University City. Which are you looking forward to checking out first?