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  • 18 Aug 2020 1:39 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Kenney Administration announced today at the daily press briefing that they will decided on Friday, August 2, if indoor dining is allowed.

  • 18 Aug 2020 10:29 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Gallery view: American art


    Tickets Now Available

    Reopening September 6
    We can't wait to welcome you back to the museum next month. To ensure a safe and comfortable visit for all, we’ve made a number of changes, including limiting the number of visitors through timed admission tickets. A limited number will be available for each half-hour time slot, up to two weeks out from the date you make the reservation, and we strongly encourage that you buy your tickets online before visiting. You can review all of our new visiting policies on our website.




    New Hours


    People in the galleries

    Main Building
    Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Monday & Tuesday, closed
    Wednesday, noon–7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Friday, noon–7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


    People in the galleries

    Pay What You Wish
    Admission to the museum's main building will be Pay What You Wish on opening day, September 6, as well as the first Sunday of every month and Wednesdays from 5:00–7:30 p.m.


    Family looking at art


    Member Days

    Become a member of the museum today and visit us first, during our special Member Appreciation Days, September 3–5.

    Join Now

  • 17 Aug 2020 2:50 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia City Institute Library now has a 24/7 book drop. Return library materials at any time of the day or night through the book return slot.

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  • 17 Aug 2020 2:41 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

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  • 17 Aug 2020 2:07 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    City officials have told homeless people in two encampments in Philadelphia, one of them on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, to leave by Tuesday morning, saying they believe further negotiations with encampment leaders would be fruitless. The city posted a notice Monday saying people at the parkway and Ridge Avenue encampments need to pack up and leave by 9 a.m. Tuesday.

  • 17 Aug 2020 1:58 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Purchase a #MaskUpPHL Mask and Support the Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium

    When the City’s #MaskUpPHL campaign started running, many residents asked how they could participate. Today, the City announced that Philadelphians can proudly declare that they never back down, and just how much they love their neighbors, by wearing masks printed to look just like those seen on SEPTA buses, in newspaper ads, and online.

    The printer, Minuteman Press, will donate a portion of the proceeds from every mask sale to support the work of the Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium, which is providing free testing in Philadelphia. To purchase a mask, support a worthy cause, and do your part to prevent the spread of COVID, residents should visit the link below.


  • 17 Aug 2020 10:02 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    For the week of August 17th, residents should set their materials out on their regular day but expect collection delays throughout the week. The Streets Department anticipates trash will be slightly delayed and recycling will be significantly behind as crews continue to prioritize trash collections to mitigate the threat to health and safety. Collections continue to be impacted by severe weather, increased tonnage and attendance. 

    The Streets Department anticipated being caught up on trash and recycling by the end of this week, but collections were significantly delayed by the severe rainstorms.  While crews were able to catch up on the majority of recycling that sat prolonged at the curb from previous weeks on Monday, August 10th , collecting materials during the harsh rain presented additional challenges by the end of the week. 

    Crews are continuously working throughout the weekend to collect materials that remain on the ground. Residents should anticipate the possibility of additional delays as the Department continues to balance increased tonnage and staff shortages. These factors have made on-time collections for both commodities a major challenge.   

    To avoid collection delays, residents are strongly encouraged to use  Sanitation Convenience Centers that will remain open seven days a week, from Monday through Sunday between the hours of 6AM to 8PM. Residents can utilize the six Centers located around the City to drop off trash and recycling at any time throughout the week.  Please remember to show proof of Philadelphia residency to access the Convenience Centers. Go to for a list of Sanitation Convenience Centers.

  • 14 Aug 2020 8:11 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Francis Rafferty

    Former Philadelphia Councilman-at-Large Francis “Fran” Rafferty has died of complications from COVID-19, according to former congressman Bob Brady. The news was confirmed by Rafferty’s wife, Pat

  • 13 Aug 2020 11:44 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.

    AMC Entertainment, which owns the chain, said Thursday that it expects to open the doors to more than 100 cinemas — or about a sixth of its nationwide locations — on Aug. 20 with throwback pricing for a day.

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