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Make the most of your visit

The museum’s a big place, and there’s a lot to see. Here are some suggestions for having a memorable visit.


If you only have a few hours

View of the Great Stair Hall and the gilded Diana statue
Head to the Great Stair Hall and get a selfie with our gilded beauty, Diana. Give us your best shot by tagging us @philamuseum on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Visitor admiring The Large Bathers, 1900–1906, by Paul Cézanne, W1937-1-1
See world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Renoir, Monet, Manet, Degas, and Cézanne in our New European Galleries.
Sailboats Racing on the Delaware, 1876, by Thomas Eakins, 1929-184-28
Are you a history buff? Then explore our American art collection to learn about Philly’s role in US history and artists like Thomas Eakins.
Family exploring the arms and armor galleries
Swing by our galleries of arms and armor and spot the dragon on a rare horse armor.

If you’re here for the day

View of the Japanese teahouse in the East Asian galleries
Visit architectural settings from around the world, from a Japanese teahouse and a French medieval cloister to a Philadelphia parlor and a Gilded Age drawing room. No passport needed.
Visitor exploring a prints show at the Perelman Building
Discover something unexpected in our latest exhibitions.
Giant Three-Way Plug (Cube Tap), 1970, by Claes Oldenburg, 2010-15-1
Get some fresh air in our Sculpture Garden, which features large-scale works like this Giant Three-Way Plug by Claes Oldenburg.

Buy Tickets in Advance

Advance reservations are strongly recommended. A limited number of timed tickets are available for each half-hour time slot, up to two weeks from the date you make the reservation.

Parent and child in the galleries