This Week's Top 5 Museums

This Week's Top 5 Museums

The cold weather has officially arrived. That means it’s museum season! Philadelphia has an abundance of exhibitions showcasing the city’s rich history, culture, innovation, and academics. Take some time to explore the past and present in this week’s top 5 museums.


Penn Museum:

Where? 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When? Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM, Closed Monday

Price? $10 with a student ID


The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is dedicated to the understanding of human history and diversity. The collections of unique art and artifacts form around the world include pieces such as Egyptian mummies, Chinese sculptures, and Mesopotamian treasures. While traveling through the galleries, explore ancient human history across continents. Delve deeper into human past through the current exhibitions. Join in the adventure and learn more about our cultural development through their extraordinary collection.


 Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University:

Where? 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

When? Monday-Friday 10AM-4:30PM, Weekends 10AM-5PM

Price? Students $14.95, Drexel Students Free


Drexel University’s natural history museum is leading the way in advanced research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Come face-to-face with the dinosaurs and stroll through tropical butterfly garden at this interactive museum. The Academy of Natural Sciences is not just a great resource for students but a fun attraction for visitors of all ages.


Longwood Gardens:

Where? 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

When? Daily 9AM-10PM through January 10

Price? $13 with a student ID during peak hours (this season)


This is one of the world’s greatest gardens that include a 4-acre conservatory and 20 outdoor gardens. The display of horticulture art is dazzling and allows visitors to connect to nature and heritage. While it is not a traditional museum, the beauty of the gardens will captivate and inspire. Get lost in the beauty at Longwood Gardens this season to explore the magic of the season through an extraordinary light display.


Adventure Aquarium:

Where? 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103

When? Daily 10AM-5PM

Price? $17 through Open Arts


Dive into the world down-under at the Adventure Aquarium where you can get up close and personal with sharks, hippos, penguins, stingrays, turtles and more! Discover aquatic life from prehistoric times to the present. Visit this month to catch the holiday fun and see what all the splash is about. Celebrate the magic of the season next to the mysterious creatures of the sea.


Independent Seaport Museum:

Where? 221 S Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

When? Monday-Sunday 10AM-5PM

Price? $10 with a university ID


Explore one of the largest maritime collections in North America that has over 25,000 artifacts on display. Aside from the astounding collection, hands-on exhibits, and large-scale ship models, there are two National Historic Landmark ships! Come on board the Independence Seaport Museum on the waterfront and discover U.S. naval history.


Each of these museums offers a completely different experience. Explore the variety of what Philadelphia has to offer through this week’s top 5 museums!