Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library

Free Admission


Philadelphia’s Only Civil War Museum

The mission of the museum is to preserve not only the history of the Civil War, but also the memory of the men whose participation in that war helped define us as a nation. Our artifacts and records have all come from those who fought the war or their families as a gift.


The Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library contains the only research collection devoted to the Civil War in Philadelphia. It holds over 6,000 books, magazines, pamphlets, newspapers, and original source documents that include individual biographies and unit histories which are especially useful to amateur and professional genealogists. The research library is open to the public during regular museum hours. Please make an appointment with the museum if you’d like to have access to the archives for your research. We welcome all who are interested in historical and genealogical research and those who are curious to know who these veterans were and what they accomplished.


Museum is free Sunday noon to 5pm and Tuesday noon to 4pm

Concert Operetta Theater

$5 tickets

2015-2016 Season of Operetta!

October 17 & 18 at 4:00 pm

What came first…Operetta or Broadway?
Some consider operetta the grandfather of Classic Broadway, and with the works of the four major composers highlighted in this concert, it combine the two into one great show.

Here some of the best songs of Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml,
Jerome Kern
and Sigmund Romberg with selections from
Showboat, Sally, Lady be Good, The Firefly, Maytime,
New Moon, Eileen, Naughty Marietta
…and many more.

The brightest operatic singers from Philadelphia will woo you with this great music, under the director of pianist José Meléndez.

The Blue Show!

$10 Tickets


ComedySportz in no way whatsoever endorses The Blue Show!
An adults-only improv show that will leave you laughing and thinking, “Did they just say that?”
This is not a ComedySportz show. Trust us!
Sometimes bawdy, sometimes outrageous, always funny (but never creepy) THE BLUE SHOW features your favorite players doing stuff that no Brown Bag could ever rectify. Be part of the fun as we “cross the line” and totally “go there”.
Seriously guys, ComedySportz this ain’t!

Show Times: The last Friday of every month @ 10:00pm
Where: CSz Philadelphia at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street (between Walnut & Chestnut and 20th & 21st)
Running Time: Shows run 1 hour.
Tickets: $10 Temple Students

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Reduced Admission


The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents 60+ chamber music concerts by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists at the Kimmel Center and other center-city venues. We keep our prices low ($10-24), promote new music and music education, collaborate with regional cultural and educational institutions, and provide high quality customer service to our audiences.


The PCMS Unlimited Student Pass gives unlimited access to all PCMS concerts during the current season for a one-time flat fee of $30.

Reserve a ticket (yes, a real, actual ticket) in advance through our online reservation system. Whether you reserve months in advance or the day of the concert, if there’s a seat still available, it’s all yours. Pick up your ticket at our will-call desk before the concert. One ticket per cardholder.

If you have any questions, simply call our box office (215.569.8080) or email Patrick Burke, Box Office and Production Assistant, at


National Museum of American Jewish History

Free Admission

Hands of Priestly Benediction, Congregation Shaarei Eli,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1918

Carved and painted wood

National Museum of American Jewish History, 1984.59.3 b

Gift of Congregation Shaare Eli

The National Museum of American Jewish History brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans. The exhibition includes 30 original films, 13 state-of-the-art interactive displays, and hundreds of  documents and artifacts – including Sandy Koufax’s baseball glove, Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, and Irving Berlin’s piano. An open door for all, NMAJH invites visitors of all heritages to share and record their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience.


Historic Germantown

Free Admission


HISTORIC GERMANTOWN IS A PARTNERSHIP of fifteen historical houses, destinations and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have come together to protect, preserve and share some of Philadelphia’s most prized historical assets.

Few places in America are home to so many significant historic resources in such a concentrated area. Historic Germantown is recognized as the nation’s longest National Historic District that stretches along Germantown Avenue, formerly known as “The Great Road.”

Truly representative of the Philadelphia experience, HG member sites were situated on the front lines of our collective history, for example – an actual battleground of the revolution, an actual sanctuary from slavery – where everyday people risked their lives and livelihood in the name of freedom. The significance of these sites in American history is indisputable and, in many ways, unequalled.


Institute of Contemporary Art

Free Admission

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ICA Free for AllInstitute of Contemporary Art (ICA)/ University of Pennsylvania

Since the 1960s, ICA has led the way in revealing the hottest trends in contemporary art with the first-ever museum shows of Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Martin, Robert Indiana and other influential artists. ICA is free every day!

Philadelphia Museum of Art

$5 Tickets

Sylvester Stallone Rocky

Everyone knows Rocky ran up the museum’s famous steps in the gritty 1976 movie. While you can now see the Rocky statue at the foot of those stairs, the museum is also known for its comprehensive art collections, including more than 225,000 works. These range from historical and cultural to contemporary and modern. Exhibitions range from single artist retrospectives to those that focus on specific time periods or cultures. And yes, you too can run up the steps to get there. Da. Da-da-daaaah!


Awbury Arboretum

Free Admission


Located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, Awbury Arboretum is a 55-acre public landscape and historic house. Awbury Arboretum is managed by the Awbury Arboretum Association.

Awbury hosts educational and service learning programs and offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of interest areas. Awbury Arboretum also hosts and partners with a number of institutional and private organizations with focus areas in watershed protection, urban agriculture, horticulture, and food systems education to creatively steward and interpret its site.


Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Free Admission


On Philadelphia’s Washington Square, a building with National Historic Landmark status presides over rich collections focusing on the nation’s architectural and literary heritage. Welcoming scholars and curious visitor alike, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is the country’s pre-eminent institution devoted to the tastes and intellectual pursuits of mid-19th century America. The Athenaeum’s precious collections are sheltered by a distinctive three-story brownstone building, designed in 1845 by the Scottish-born architect John Notman. Inside the building contains richly decorated interior spaces which contrast with the quiet brownstone of the exterior. Although begun as a membership library in 1814, the Athenaeum today welcomes visitors to its museum of furniture, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, as well as to its gallery, research collections, and extensive lecture series.

1812 Productions

$10 Tickets


1812 Productions specializes in comedy, staging plays and cabarets. They are committed to hiring local actors and making their shows accessible to local audiences. Their name hails not from the famous war or the overture, but from the address of the founders’ first apartment.

Artistic Director Jennifer Childs and Resident Artist Pete Pryor founded 1812 Productions in the spring of 1998 with a goal to entertain and educate audiences through comedy, and to support and hire local artists. 1812 Productions is a multiple Barrymore Award winning theatre company. Their education program, 1812 Outreach, has received multiple nominations and been awarded the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service. On April 20, 2005, 1812 Productions received an honorary citation from the City of Philadelphia for outstanding work and commitment to the Philadelphia arts community. Most recently, 1812 Productions received three Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre for its 2007-2008 season. 1812 Productions, while continually on the search for a permanent home, continues to perform at various locations in Philadelphia.

InterAct Theatre Company

$15 tickets


InterAct Theatre Company celebrates its 25 years of entertaining, innovative and provocative theatre. InterAct Theatre produces new and contemporary plays that explore the social, cultural and political issues of our time. InterAct uses the unique power and magic of the theatre to ask difficult questions about the world we live in, examining the forces that influence what we believe and why.

Astral Artists

Free Admission


Founded in 1992, Astral Artists is a non-profit organization that plays a vital role in the discovery and development of the nation’s most gifted classical musicians. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants at competitive annual auditions, Astral artists are provided with invaluable career development guidance; debuts in Philadelphia and New York City; numerous performance opportunities via Astral’s critically acclaimed concert series; collaborations with world-renowned musicians; auditions for major presenters, managers, and conductors; and world premières of compositions written for them and commissioned by Astral.

Astral reaches approximately 10,000 community members annually through concerts and extensive community engagement programming. Astral’s impressive list of alumni includes soprano Angela Meade, bass-baritone Eric Owens, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, and violinist Soovin Kim.


Click here for more information about their current season:


Mauckingbird Theatre Company

$10 Tickets


Students receive an addition $5 off our already low student admission price of $15. Temple Student Tickets with PEX Passport coupon are $10.

About Mauckingbird Theatre Company

Mauckingbird Theatre Company is committed to producing professional gay-themed theatre, while also exploring classic literature and musical genres and providing affordable productions of infrequently produced works.



Azuka Theatre

Free Admission


Since its founding in 1999, Azuka Theatre has created theater that strengthens the connection and shared humanity among its diverse audience by giving voice to the people whose stories go untold. Hailed as a ‘company to watch’ and a ‘major player on the Philadelphia alternative theater scene’ by The Philadelphia Weekly, Azuka Theatre has built a strong reputation for producing captivating stories from unexpected perspectives.

The Print Center

Free Admission


Founded in 1915 The Print Center is a non-profit art gallery that encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. The Print Center is celebrating their Centennial September through December 2015 with over 40 partners and 100 citywide programs, lectures and exhibitions. Visit for more information. TuesdaySaturday, 11:00am- 6:00pm. Always FREE Admission.


Theatre Exile

$5 Tickets


Theatre Exile has proven to be a place where local artists can take their biggest risks. We match challenging scripts with Philadelphia’s top talent, continually bringing immediate and dangerous performances to our audiences. Theatre Exile approaches our craft with a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred approach to acting. The stories that Exile brings to our audiences demand that our actors live in a moment of truth, despite the peril and the violence that such honesty demands. Armed with our bare-knuckled acting style, Exile attacks great stories, digging deeper into our desires, promising to deliver the most dangerous and exhilarating theater you have ever seen.

“Just when you thought you were so downtown, so shockproof, so cool, along comes a show that really shocks. And it shocks purposefully.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Orchestra

$25 Tickets


$25 membership gives access to unlimited subscription concerts at

About the Philadelphia Orchestra

Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.

Philadelphia Orchestra 2013-14 Cultural Passport Eligible Concerts

Independence National Historical Park

Free Admission

Independence Square

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal…”
Independence Hall echoes these words. Nearby the old cracked Bell proclaims liberty. The spirit of Franklin is alive in his adopted city. Become part of America’s journey in discovering its past.


Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

$1 off regular admission


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit organization that showcases the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar. Located at the site of Zagar’s largest public mosaic installation, the Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture. The installation, primarily consisting of found objects and contributions from the community, covers half a city block with myriads of tile, texture, and color. A walk through the labyrinth will reveal sculptures from Latin America and Asia, bicycle wheels from local South Street shop Via Bicycles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and mirrors of every shape and size.

Arden Theatre Company

$10 Student Rush ticket


$10 Student Rush tickets are available 30 minutes before every performance.

About the Arden Theatre Company

We produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. Producing the great playwrights allows us to measure ourselves against the masters of our craft, while sharing the voices of new writers gives us the opportunity to shape the future of American theatre. We embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all our work.


Free Admission


fidget is a platform for the collaborative work of dancer/choreographer Megan Bridge and composer/video artist Peter Price. In June 2009, Megan Bridge and Peter Price opened thefidget space, a warehouse, research laboratory, and hub for new forms of art, media, and performance in Kensington, Philadelphia. Fostering a pocket of rich artistic experimentation, artists and scholars with big ideas are regularly invited to inhabit the space, participating in a lively and engaged community of interdisciplinary art making and discourse.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Free admission


Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007.

Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials and exhibited in the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was moved to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. In 2007, internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by our waterfall, donated 20 murals to Shofuso. A viewing garden with koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum.

Act II Playhouse

$10 tickets


Act II Playhouse in downtown Ambler is committed to creating and programming world-class theatre in a venue whose intimacy draws audiences and actors into dynamic interaction. Act II produces new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals that reflect the highest artistic standards.

Laurel Hill Cemetery

$5 off tour


Admission is free. Students receive a $5 discount on public tours and programs.

About Laurel Hill Cemetery

Located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Laurel Hill Cemetery comprises more than 75 acres of land and is one of the few cemeteries in the nation designated as a National Historic Landmark. Since 1844, Laurel Hill had been the final resting place for thousands of including many of Philadelphia’s leading figures: Rittenhouse, Widener, Elkins and Strawbridge, General Meade and thirty-nine other Civil War-era generals, six Titanic passengers, and more. Laurel Hill’s natural beauty and serenity, complemented by the site’s breathtaking art, sculpture and architecture, continue to render it a bucolic retreat nestled within the city’s limits overlooking the Schuylkill River.

Rosenbach Museum & Library

$5 admission


The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in 1954 through a testamentary gift by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting the Rosenbach.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Free admission


Admission will be waived. Regular price is $8.00 a day for a non-member, $5.00 a day for a student.

HSP’s Hours are as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please note that entry to the library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to closing time. Visit for information on holiday and special event closings.

About the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.


Painted Bride Art Center

25% Off tickets


The Painted Bride Art Center is a multidisciplinary arts venue showcasing visual arts, theater, jazz, world music, and theater.

International House Philadelphia

Free admission to one film


International House

International House Philadelphia is a multicultural residential center, a source of distinctive programming, and the embodiment of an ideal. Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, International House Philadelphia is an independent, non-profit organization housing more than 400 students, scholars and interns from as many as 95 countries around the world. In addition, IHP offers a wide-variety of public programming such as film-screenings, art exhibits, lectures and cultural events.

Wilma Theater

$10 Tickets


The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. We engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life. We present bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.

Academy of Vocal Arts

$10 Tickets for Select Shows


There is a limited number of $10 tickets available for select performances.

$10 tickets
JUBILATE performances in Center City (Holy Trinity), Bryn Mawr and Chestnut Hill

FAREWELL RECITAL at Church of The Holy Trinity

OPERA productions at The Haverford School’s Centennial Hall

FREE tickets
OPERA productions at Central Bucks South High School in Warrington

Check online at for more details.

About the Academy of Vocal Arts

The Academy of Vocal Arts is the world’s only tuition-free program exclusively dedicated to training opera singers. Our intimate European-style theater is tucked inside a charming historic brownstone on Spruce Street, one block south of Rittenhouse Square. Approximately 25 resident artists between the ages of 20 and 30 come from all over the world to train and perform.

AVA operas are fully staged and costumed, many with full orchestra and sung in their original language with English supertitles. AVA presents operas and concerts in Center City as well as in Haverford, Warrington and at Rutgers/Camden.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Free Admission


Free admission to the Museum at CHF. Check in with museum staff for a free button when you visit!

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Museum at CHF reveals chemistry’s untold stories. Trace scientific progress in the laboratory, factory, and home, and learn how chemistry shapes the modern world. Discover the chemistry in your life! Opening October 2, 2015: Science at Play, the first major museum exhibit to explore the complex history of chemistry sets and other miniature laboratories for children. Free admission.

EgoPo Classic Theater

$10 Ticket


EgoPo offers $10 tickets for any 2014-15 production- a reduction of our Student tickets. The code TEMPLE can be used online at, over the phone at 267-273-1414, and at the door.

About EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo is committed to re-imagining the great classics of theater and literature through bold and visionary stagings that fully envelop audiences in new, fantastical worlds. We cultivate audience’s appetite for, and appreciation of, profound, dramatic masterpieces by turning a night at the theater into a provocative, innovative and inspiring event.EgoPo produces yearlong Festivals that are centered around a theme.

ComedySportz Philadelphia

$10 ticket


ComedySportzComedySportz is Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show! Every Saturday night two teams of improvisers compete for points and your laughs in a hilarious competition similar to TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” A referee governs the action and calls the fouls keeping the match fast, smart and funny. For times and tix:

Inis Nua Theatre

$10 admission


Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” Our mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate and produce contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience.

Our 12-13 Season:
A Slow Air
By David Harrower
October 2-21

My Romantic History
By D.C. Jackson
February 5-24

The Hand Of Gaul
By Jared Michael Delaney
World Premiere
April 9-28

American Philosophical Society Museum

Free Admission


Discover the rare, the curious, and the authentic. Learn about American history and innovation. Make connections between art and science.

At the APS Museum, you will see exhibitions featuring treasures from the Society’s collections—perhaps Thomas Jefferson’s hand-written draft of the Declaration of Independence, a notebook from Lewis and Clark’s Western exploration, a rare 18th century astronomical clock, or a suite of exquisite botanical drawings by William Bartram.

With each exhibition, you can also enjoy imaginative programs that interpret the historical themes and objects on view and connect them to relevant issues in the world today.

Wagner Free Institute of Science

Free Admission


Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is a museum and educational institution that is nearly unchanged from the nineteenth century. The museum building, a National Historic Landmark completed in 1865, houses a natural history collection begun by William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by the pre-eminent scientist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s. The collection includes over 100,000 specimens, including skeletons, fossils, shells, minerals and mounted animals. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Evening and weekend programs are offered in the fall and spring.

Lantern Theater Company

$10 Tickets


(1) $10 tickets with PEX Passport or current Temple ID. Offer not valid for Previews or Opening Nights.
(2) $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes before show time with current Temple ID. Cash only, please. Entry not guaranteed if performance is sold out.

About Lantern Theater Company

Lantern Theater Company is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in our choice of classics, modern, and original works. We create intimate theater that is smart, fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world. The 2014/15 season includes Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece Arcadia and the accompanying In Arcadia Festival, Peter Parnell’s QED about physicist Richard Feynman, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama Doubt: A Parable, a fresh take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and a brilliantly funny adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company

50% Off Admission


Pasion y Arte (PyA) is excited to announce Philly Tablao, Philadelphia’s first ongoing Tablao over four weekends starting in October 2015.


What is a Tablao?

Like the atmosphere once created when beat poets gathered to recite verses, Tablao refers to the casual venues where flamencos showcased their dancing until the art was institutionalized in theatrical performances.

 When: October 29th-31st 2015
January 28th-30th 2016
April 28th-30th 2016
June 9th -11th 2016

About Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company

For more than a decade, Pasión y Arte, Philadelphia’s premier all female contemporary flamenco dance company under the direction of Artistic Director, Elba Hevia y Vaca, has been embracing artistic excellence in performance, education and community engagement focused on modern feminist flamenco.

Pasion y Arte present new and commissioned works that draw upon mastery and respect for flamenco dance, cante and toque while experimentally incorporating elements of other dance forms, music genres, multimedia and narrative storytelling. In this manner, Pasion y Arte investigates the trajectory of modernization and change in 21st century flamenco, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of women.