Planning Your Visit
We're so excited you're planning to visit PAFA! After reviewing the information below, Reserve Tickets here.
If you have additional questions about how to navigate your visit that are not answered here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions. We'd love to answer them!
Can I bring a group?
Yes. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, PAFA can welcome groups of up to 15 people at one time for self-guided visits. All groups should abide by signage noting the capacity for each room. Some rooms are very small and some very large!
Larger groups may also choose to visit, but please plan to separate into smaller groups of 8 or less for the safety and comfort of other visitors.
What guided experiences are available?
How do I get to you?
Check out our Directions and Parking page with maps, public transportation advice and driving directions.
Is PAFA Accessible?
Yes! Please learn more about physical access to our buildings on the Accessibility page.
Is there a Coat Check?
Yes, both of our museum buildings have self-check coat rooms for your use. Coat checks are temporarily closed due to recommended COVID-19 protocols.
Is the museum open on Holidays?
|Open||Day after Thanksgiving
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Day
Do I qualify for a discounted admission?
Lifetime Free Admission for PAFA Alumni
PAFA School of Fine Arts alumni enjoy free lifetime to the admission to the museum.
$2 Admission for PA Access & EBT Cardholders
Receive admission for 4 adults at $2 each when you present a valid PA ACCESS or EBT card with a valid photo ID.
NOTE: This discount is currently applied IN PERSON. Please feel free to email and let us know you are coming, but discounted tickets for this agreement must be purchased in person.
Free Admission for Local College Students
Students from participating colleges and universities receive free admission with a valid student ID. View participating institutions. Don't see your institution? Learn about how your school can be part of PAFA's University Membership Program.
Free Admission for Military Families
As a part of the Blue Star Museums program, PAFA offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and up to 5 family members.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military, which includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family members with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.
Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
$5 Off Admission for Mural Arts Program Tours Attendees
Take a tour with the Mural Arts Program and receive $5 off any regular museum by presenting the discounted ticket provided to you during your tour.
Free Admission for Bank of America Cardholders
Active Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit cardholders enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.
Simply present your active Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit card along with a valid photo ID to gain one free Adult admission to PAFA.
Cardholders only; guests are not eligible. Exclusions may apply. View full program details at bankofamerica.com
Free Admission for Reciprocal Museum Memberships & American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
AAM members and members of select reciprocal museums receive two (2) free admissions passes. To redeem, guests must present current AAM or museum membership card along with a valid photo ID.
PAFA participates in the following reciprocal programs:
- Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
- North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM)
Before visiting, we ask reciprocal members to contact PAFA Visitor Services to understand the benefits they will receive. Please note that reciprocal privileges exclude live events and are subject to change without notice.