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The Academy is reopening to the general public on July 31. Please click here for more information about enhanced safety protocols, hours, ticketing and more.

General Admission

Save $2 per ticket when you purchase your tickets online! 

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Admission (includes all exhibits): 

  • Adults (age 13 and above): $22.00 ($20.00 online)
  • Children (ages 2–12): $18.00 ($16.00 online)
  • Children (under age 2): free
  • Members: Free
  • Seniors (age 65+): $19.00 ($17.00 online)
  • Military and Students (with ID): $19.00 ($17.00 online)
  • Drexel DragonCard Holders: free

Save $2 per ticket when you purchase your tickets online! 

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

A family of five pays $98.00 in general admission each time they visit the museum. An Academy Family membership starts at just $135 and includes free, unlimited general admission and many more special member benefits for an entire year. Click here for more information on membership and to join.


Present your ACCESS card and receive admission or tickets for up to four people, at $2
each. Not valid with any other offer or group rate. Visitors must present their ACCESS card along with a
photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid on special exhibitions, special events or features, or with any
other offers or groups rate. ACCESS Philly is a region-wide initiative led by Art-Reach. Click here for more information.

ACCESS admission is available 7 days a week during regular museum hours.


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 $14.00 per person ($12.00 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.

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    Philadelphia City PASS

    Sightseeing in Philly? Create your own Philadelphia experience, including the Academy of Natural Sciences. Save 40% or more on admission to your choice of 3, 4, or 5 top attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS. Valid 9-days from first use. Learn More about CityPASS. 

  • 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.