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Barnes Foundation A life inspired by humanity and creative expression is a presentation of early French Modern and Post-Impressionist paintings which are among the finest in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne, and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists unavailable elsewhere. Our works by Picasso, Seurat, Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine, Monet, Manet, Degas and others do not tell the complete story. They are only part of an incredible collection. The arboretum has collections of stewartia, lilacs, roses and over 1,500 woodland species. The Barnes Foundation also hosts recently inventoried archives of over 70,000 digitized historical documents 300 N.Latch's Lane, Merion Station, PA 19066, 610-667-0290, Admission: $5 per person, recreation at least a month in advance are essential. Fri-Sun 9:30-5pm Sept-June; Wed-Fri 9:30am-5pm July-Aug. Onsite parking $10.Take Paoli local train R5 to Merion Station; walk up Merion Rd. and turn left onto Latch's Lane.
Mutter Museum The collection includes over 20,000 objects, including fluid-preserved anatomical & pathological specimens, medical instruments, anatomical and pathological models, items such as memorabilia from famous scientists & physicians, & medical illustrations. Mon.-Sun, 10A.M. - 5P.M. 215-563-3737 ext 242, Admission: $4.00 Student Groups w/ Prior Reservations (minimum 10 persons) $5.00 Children 6-18 years of age, Senior Citizens (65+), Students with Valid College ID, Adult Groups w/ Prior Reservations $8.00 General admission for Adults FREE for Fellows & Members of the College, children under 6, and American Association of Museum individual members ALL GROUP TOURS MUST BE SCHEDULED THROUGH THE COLLEGE RECEPTIONIST AT 215-563-3737 ext.293. Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9a.m. - 5p.m. Mutter Museum Website

Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. The collection of Asian art, with objects dating from the third millenium B.C. to the present, includes ceramics, sculpture, paintings, and decorative objects as well as a Japanese ceremonial teahouse, a Chinese palace hall, and a celebrated collection of Oriental carpets. The European collections include medieval sculpture, stained glass, and a 13th-century French cloister; masterpieces of Renaissance painting; a suite of 18th-century French interiors; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The American collections include extensive holdings of Pennsylvania German art; refined furniture and silver by early Philadelphia craftsmen; and the most important collection in the world of works by Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins. The art of the 20th century can be traced from the early innovations of Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and Duchamp to great works of abstract expressionism, pop art, color field painting, and contemporary work in many media.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215) 763-8100 | TDD: (215) 684-7600 or on the web at Museum Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings until 8:45 p.m. Closed Mondays and legal holidays. To Order Tickets by Phone The phone number for reservations is (215) 235-7469. The Reservations Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday. All reservations must be paid for in advance with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. All service charge fees are per ticket.

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Academy of Natural Sciences
19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy 215-299-1000,, Admission $8.50 adults, $7.75 seniors, $7.50 children 3-12 free for children under 3. Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm;Sat-Sun and Holidays 10am-5pm

Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum
7th and Arch Sts.215-574-0380, Admission $6 adults, $4 children and seniors. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-6pm. Just 3 blocks northwest of the Liberty Bell

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave. 215-389-1776 Admission $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, free for children under 12 Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat noon-4pm Near the naval the Naval Hospital and Veterans Stadium, at the southern edge of the city

Atwater Kent Museum
15 S. 7th St. 215.685.4830
Hours: Open 1-5 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday Group Tours available at other times. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors and children 13-17 $3, Members and children 12 and under Free

Balch Institute for Ethic Studies
18 S. 7th St 215-925-8090 Admission $2 adults, $1 students and seniors, Free Sat. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Independence Seaport Museum
Penn's Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd. 215-925-5439, Admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2.50 children, Combined admission to the museum and Historic Ship Zone (USS Olympia and Uss Becuna; $7.50 adults, $6 seniors, $3.50 children. Daily 10am-5pm except for major holidays. RiverLink tickets, including admission to the museum, the Riverbus Ferry, and hte New Jersey State Aquarium at the Camden, $18.50 adults, $16 seniors, 13.50 children 3-11; this will take atleast 5 hours.

National Museum of American Jewish History
55 N 5th, 215-923-8811 Admission $3 adults;$2 students, seniors, and children; free for children under 6. Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-3pm, Sun noon-5pm

Physick House
321 S. 4th St. 215-925-7866 215-925-2251 Admission $3 Thurs Sat noon-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm June-Aug; Thurs-Sat 11am-2pm Sept-May Guided Tours Only.

Please Touch Museum
210 N. 21st 215-963-0667 admission $6.96 adults and children Voluntary donation Sun. 9-10am. No strollers inside, but snuglis available. Daily 9am-6pm July-Labor Day, 9am-4:30 Sept-June

Rodin Museum
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. between 21st and 22nd sts. 215-763-8100, $3 donation requested, free w/ same day admission ticket from the Philadelphia Mueum of Art, Tues-Sun. 10am-5pm

U.S. Mint
5th and Arch sts. 215-408-0114 Free admission Sept.- Apr Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. Closed New Year's Day, Christmas

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
33rd & Spruce Sts. 215-898-4000 Admission $5 adults, $2.50 students and seniors, free for children under 6. Tues-Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Closed Mon, holidays, and summer Sun Memorial Day to Labor Day

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