Open Arts - Always Free

Always Free

U.S. Mint - Philadelphia

See how money is really made!

United States Mint151 North Independence Mall EastPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-1886 FREE Self-guided tours: General Tour Hours       Monday through Friday9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Closed Federal Holidays except as noted below. Summer Tour Hours(Memorial Day through Labor Day)         Monday through Saturday9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Memorial Day and Labor Day WeekendsSaturday, Sunday and Monday9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Always Free

Woodmere Art Museum

More than 3,000 works of art on display!

Woodmere Art Museum9201 Germantown AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19118 Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill  Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Friday 10:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Always Free

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Engage and connect with the art of our time!

The Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania118 South 36th Street (at Sansom)Philadelphia, PA 19104 Monday and Tuesday, closed.Wednesday, 11am - 8pmThursday and Friday, 11am - 6pmSaturday and Sunday, 11am - 5pm HolidaysICA will be closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24th, 25th, 31st. 

Always Free

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Explore the Schuylkill River and its human connections

Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays and City of Philadelphia holidays

640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19130

Always Free

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Making Modernity

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (June-August)
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (September-May)

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Always Free

Bartram’s Garden

The oldest surviving botanic garden in North America

Free to those who wish to explore on their own from dawn to dusk, with the exception of City-observed holidays. For a deeper experience, tours are $10 for students.

Always Free

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

The region's first authority on architecture and interior design history

Located on the east side of Washington Square below Walnut Street:
219 S. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Open Mondays-Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm
First three Saturdays of the month, 11 am to 3 pm

Always Free

American Philosophical Society

Find the rare and the curious

104 South Fifth Street

Hours vary throughout the year. Visit for a current schedule.