The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Introduces A New Pricing Structure, Including Two-Day Admission, Complimentary Shuttle Service Among Its Three Properties And Extended “Pay What You Wish” Evening Hours

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has made it a lot easier and more fun to visit its trifecta of artistic institutions: the main PMA building, Perelman Building and the newly renovated and restored Rodin Museum. (Top photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, bottom right courtesy Rodin, bottom left G. Widman for GPTMC)

Exciting news on the local art scene: the Philadelphia Museum of Art recently introduced new admission prices.

General admission is now $20 and is offered as a two-day ticket, enabling visitors to return the next day of operation after purchase to take advantage of everything the museum has to offer.

That means you don’t have to squeeze in visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art main building, Perelman Building and Rodin Museum (re-opening July 13!) all in one day. You can relax and take your time in taking in all of the rich art the museum’s three properties collectively have to offer.

In addition, the popular “Pay What You Wish” admission policy on the first Sunday of every month will be expanded this fall to also include Wednesday evenings from 5-9 p.m. That means that admission on Wednesday evenings, like first Sundays, will be “Pay What You Wish.”

Plus, complimentary shuttle service is now available during operating hours between the main museum building, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building and the newly restored Rodin Museum.

The new admission prices reflect the importance of earned income in sustaining the museum’s mission, public programs, educational activities, and, of course, caring for its world-renowned collections (housed in more than 200 galleries!) and special exhibitions.

For more info or to purchase admission tickets online, click here.

Check out a detailed list of the new pricing structure below.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

• Adult admission: $20 (previously $16), a two-consecutive-day ticket

• All students with I.D. and youth 13-18: $14 (previously $12)

• Seniors: $18 (previously $14)

• Admission is free for children 12 and under

• Admission is free for members

• General admission includes admission to the Perelman Building. Admission to the Perelman Building only is $10 (previously $8)

• “Pay What You Wish,” first Sunday each month

• “Pay What You Wish” expanded to include every Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. (beginning in fall 2012)

• Admission to the Rodin Museum remains “Pay What You Wish” (suggested admission $8) at all times


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  1. Hello,
    I want to visit museum on this Sunday which is Sep 8th, is it the day pay what you wish?

    Thank you so much!

  2. Hi Liqing, Unfortunately only the first Sunday of the month (which was September 1) is pay-what-you-wish. The next pay-what-you-wish Sunday is on October 6. The PMA does offer a pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event every Wednesday evening from 5 to 8:45 p.m. Click here for more information. Thanks!

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