Exciting new arts program in Philadelphia - Take advantage of the opportunity!

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

This info was forwarded to me via my best friend, Annie Gee, so I'm sharing it with you in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania - The program is designed to benefit people of all ages by exposing them to the arts in Philadelphia. There's a whole vast world out there, time to get out and explore.  Spread the word!
African American Museum in Philadelphia

Museum Partners: Beginning on September 1, 2014, the seventeen local museums listed below will offer $2 admission to ACCESS/EBT Cardholders! Please note: Visitors must present a valid ACCESS Card along with a photo ID to receive the discount. One (1) ACCESS Card admits up to four (4) family members at a rate of $2 per person. Admission is to be paid by the visitor, not through their EBT card. The ACCESS admission discount is not valid on special exhibitions or features, or with any other offers or group rates.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103www.ansp.org | (215) 299-1000
SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 & 48
At the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106www.aampmuseum.org | (215) 574-0380
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 61
Founded in 1976, AAMP is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.
African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145www.americanswedish.org | (215) 389-1776
SEPTA Broad Street Line and Bus Route 17
Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130www.barnesfoundation.org | (215) 278-7200
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 & 48 
Explore the world’s greatest collection of post-impressionist and early modern art with masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, plus African sculpture, and more. With classes, tours, live musical performances, and family programs, there’s something for art lovers of all ages.
The Barnes Foundation

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130www.easternstate.org | (215) 236-3300
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 43 & 48
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. 
Eastern State Peietentiary Museum

Historic Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
*$2 admission includes a guided tour of the Burial Ground
Christ Church: Second Street above Market | Christ Church Burial Ground: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.christchurchphila.org | (215) 922-1695
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes: 5, 17, 33, 48, 57
Known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped and were buried here, including Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross.
Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106www.phillyseaport.org | (215) 413-8655
SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 25, 33 & 42
The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials from the Greater Delaware Valley, Port of Philadelphia & other urban ports of the Delaware River. 
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118www.morrisarboretum.org | (215) 247-5777
SEPTA Chestnut Hill Train and Bus Routes 97 & L
Spend time with family and friends exploring Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers.
Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103www.muttermuseum.org | (215) 563-3737
All SEPTA Trolley Lines, and Bus routes 7, 9, 21, 31, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124 & 125.
America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting.
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106www.constitutioncenter.org | (215) 409-6700
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 38, 44 & 48
Step inside the Museum of We the People and be inspired by rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances, timely conversations on current events, and more. Plus, don’t miss the iconic Signers’ Hall, featuring life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers. 
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106www.nmajh.org | (215) 923-3811
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 & 57
Family-friendly and cutting-edge, NMAJH brings to life the 360-year story of Jews in America through fascinating artifacts, award-winning films, and interactive experiences. 
Penn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104www.penn.museum | (215) 898-4000
SEPTA Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, 36, Bus Routes 21, 42, 40 and Regional Rail Airport, Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Newark and Media/Elwyn Lines
Explore ancient Egypt and the mummies, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean world at this world-renowned museum. Enjoy gardens, shopping, and a café! 
Penn Museum

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street , Philadelphia, PA 19102www.pafa.org | (215) 972-7600
SEPTA Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 4, 16, 27 & 48
Located in the heart of Center City, PAFA is the nation’s oldest Museum and School of Fine Arts, boasting a vast collection of American art ranging from the 18th century to the present. 
Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106www.philadelphiahistory.org | (215) 685-4830
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 62
The Philadelphia History Museum showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1682 to the present day.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130www.philamuseum.org | (215) 763-8100
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in America. Offering fun and educational programs for all ages, the museum is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family looking at art. 
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147www.phillymagicgardens.org | (215) 733-0390
SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 40 & 47
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art. 
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19131www.pleasetouchmuseum.org | (215) 581-3181
SEPTA Bus Routes 38 & 40

NOTE:  This is my favorite museum.  I took my grandkids there because it's completely and totally hands on for children - they can't break or harm anything - loads of fun and loads of learning.  And the parents get a big kick out of it as well.  The Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children ages seven and younger by creating learning opportunities through play enabling us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. 
ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach and supported by various community partners. ACCESS Admission is proudly sponsored by:

Stay Blessed & 
Gloria Dulan-Wilson
www.gloriadulanwilson.blogspot.com/ECLECTICALLY BLACK NEWS


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