Museum Admission

Admission to PAFA's Museum covers both the Historic Landmark Building (HLB) and the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. Tickets are available for purchase in either building.

Adults (18+) $15.00
Seniors (60+) $12.00
Students (with valid ID) $12.00
Youth (13-18) $8.00
Children (12 & under) Free

Members Are Always Free

PAFA members enjoy complimentary admission, exclusive member programming, and events, plus discounts on the Museum Store, Tableau Cafè and more. Current PAFA students and their families receive complimentary museum membership.

Group Tours

Knowledgeable and personable guides reveal the fascinating stories behind four centuries of American art. Private group tours include a 10% discount at Portfolio & Tableau Café.

Special Admission Rates & Discount Programs

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 general admission for 4 adults at $2 each when you present a valid PA ACCESS or EBT card with a valid photo ID.

Free Admission for Philadelphia Teens

STAMP logoThe STAMP pass is open to Philadelphia teens 14-19 and is valid for free admission to PAFA. Simply present your physical STAMP card, PDF, or digital pass.

STAMP is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, in partnership with 24 museums and attractions and a group of generous sponsors and community organizations.

Learn more about the STAMP program.

Free Admission for Local College Students

Students from the following colleges and universities receive free admission with a valid student ID:

  • Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware College of Art and Design
  • Drexel University
  • Haverford College
  • Hussian College
  • La Salle University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Temple University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the Arts
  • Ursinus College

Don't see your school? Learn more about how your school can be part of PAFA's University Membership Program.

Free Admission for Military Families

Blue Star Museum LogoAs 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.

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$5 Off Admission for Mural Arts Program Tours Attendees

mural arts program logoTake a tour with the Mural Arts Program and receive $5 off any regular museum ticket price. Simply present the discounted ticket provided to you during your Mural Arts Program tour.

$2 Off Admission for PWD Customers

Receive $2 off any regular price PAFA admission for Philadelphia Water Department customers and their families now through 12/29/19. Simply present the coupon included with your August 2019 bill, or bring a copy of a recent water bill to redeem.

Free Admission for Bank of America Cardholders

bank of america logoActive 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 for free admission. Exclusions may apply. View full program details at

Free Admission for AAA Members

AAA logoCurrent AAA members receive free admission. Present your active AAA membership along with a valid photo ID for one free Adult admission to PAFA.

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:

Before visiting, we ask reciprocal members to contact PAFA Visitor Services to understand the benefits they will receive. Please note that reciprocal privileges may exclude live events and special exhibitions, and is subject to change without notice.