General Admission

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  • Adults (age 13 and above): $17.95
  • Children (ages 3–12): $13.95
  • Children (under age 3): free
  • Seniors (age 65+): $14.95
  • Military and Students (with ID): $14.95
  • Drexel DragonCard Holders: free
  • SUMMER SPECIAL! Weekdays after 3 p.m. ticket - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE $9.95 Valid Monday - Friday for adults and children. Not valid on holidays. Does not include Animal Grossology admission. Other discounts cannot be applied. Expires Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2015.

Special Event: Bug Fest August 8-9, 2015

  • Adults (age 13 and above): $18.95
  • Children (Ages 3-12): $13.95
  • Seniors, Military, Students: $14.95

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There is a $5 fee to enter Animal Grossology in addition to regular museum admission. Individual and Family level members pay $3. Family Plus members and above receive free admission. $3 for Drexel and other groups. Not a member? Join today or upgrade your membership here.

$3 fee for Butterflies! for visitors using free admission offers. (Fee not applicable to Academy members or DragonCard holders.)

An Academy membership pays for itself with just TWO visits to the museum! A family of five pays $74 in general admission each time they visit the museum. Pay one time membership dues of $99 and enjoy unlimited, free general admission and many more special member benefits for the whole year! Click here for more information on membership and to join.


State-issued ACCESS cards offer general admission to the Academy for only $2 (limit 4 people), excluding special exhibits. Cardholders must present their ACCESS Card and a valid photo ID to receive the discount. Click here for more information.


Teens from Philadelphia high schools who have STAMP passes receive free admission to a selection of the city’s top museums and attractions, including the Academy. Click here for more information.

Groups Get a Break 

A discounted general admission rate of $12.95 per person ($10.95 for children) is available for groups of 10 or more with 72 hours notice.

To schedule your group visit, please contact the Group Sales Office at 215-299-1060 or Group Sales Office hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Other Discounts

Visitors have other ways to receive admission discounts.

  • Philadelphia Pass discounts

    The Philadelphia Pass®

    The Philadelphia Pass® offers substantial savings for the Academy and other Philadelphia attractions. See for more information.

  • discounts or free admission for Association of Science-Technology Centers

    Association of Science-Technology Centers

    If you're a member of another science or technology museum that's located outside the Philadelphia region, you may qualify for a free pass to the Academy through the ASTC Passport Program. See for more information.

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