9 Philadelphia Museum of Art Memberships to Give This Holiday

There’s an inexplicable joy in shaking a box to see what’s inside, but why not change things up this year with the gift of experiences? Consider these memberships and subscriptions to Philly’s world-class cultural institutions (some as low as $20 a year) that bring joy and community long after you’ve cleared away the last tinsel.

Known as the cultural heart of Latino Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño has been serving the community since 1974. They offer low-cost art education programs, socially conscious art exhibits, and much more.

Taller offers seven categories of annual memberships, providing access to special events and admission and gift shop discounts.

💵 Starting at $20 a year 📞 215-426-3311, 📍2600 N 5th St., ⌚ Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Monday 9am-5pm, closed Sunday, 🌐tallerpr.org

With a collection of over 200,000 works, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is impossible to fully experience in one day. For your favorite art lovers, consider the five types of museum memberships that provide free unlimited admission and discounts to the museum shop, parking and food.

💵 From $25 per year📍2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, ⌚Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm, Friday 10am to 8:45pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday., 🌐philamuseum.org

Founded in 1977, The Fabric Workshop and Museum functions as a workshop, exhibition space and educational center for all things textile and new media. Five levels of membership include free hands-on tours of the screen printing studio and archives, discounted tickets to special events and discounts in museum shops.

💵 From $50 per year📍1214 Arch St., ⌚ Wed-Fri noon-6pm, Sat-Sun noon-5pm 🌐fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Considered the country’s oldest art museum and school at 217 years old, PAFA offers a variety of historical and contemporary art exhibitions, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs. Seven types of memberships offer a variety of benefits, including free or discounted entry, 20% off selected items in the PAFA store and 10% off at Tableau Café.

💵 $30 per year, 🌐pafa.org, 📍128 N Broad St., ⌚Wed-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5:30pm Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences boasts a collection of over 19 million specimens and an active research program focused on evolution, biodiversity, human health, and climate change. Six membership categories include unlimited free general admission, exclusive members-only hours, free or discounted tickets to special exhibitions, discounted guest passes and more.

💵 $65 per year, 🌐 nsp.org, 📍1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., ⌚Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm Closed Monday and Tuesday.

The Barnes Foundation’s mission to promote art education and appreciation includes visiting exhibitions and, of course, its renowned collections, which include works by Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and countless others.

Their cheapest memberships are set at $75 for one person and $159 for 2 adults and all children under eighteen. Benefits vary but all members get free unlimited access, preview days, free tickets and discounts in the Barnes shop, cafe and garden restaurant.

💵 From $75 per year🌐barnesfoundation.org, 📍2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.,⌚ Thursday – Monday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Located on Broad Street, the Kimmel Center is known for its plays, orchestra and Broadway shows. Besides entertainment, they also offer free educational and community programs — if you want to contribute to their projects while getting access to pre-sales and discounts, check out one of their four memberships.

💵 From $76 per year🌐 kimmelculturalcampus.org, 📍300 S. Broad St.,⌚ Box offices open two hours before each performance.

The Franklin Institute, known as a center for science, but also host to A Harry Potter experience, offers seven memberships with different benefits. Benefits include unlimited free admission to the Fels Museum of Science and Planetarium, free seasonal experiences, special rates for ticketed exhibitions like the current Disney 100 and 5% off parking.

💵 From $89🌐 fi.edu, 📍222 North 20th St.,⌚ Monday-Sunday between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Founded in 1976, the Please Touch Museum offers two floors filled with family-friendly activities and exhibits.

They offer four memberships depending on family size and all memberships include free general admission, free parking and carousel rides, discounted guest admission and 10% off at the Museum Cafe.

💵 From $150 per year 🌐 pleasetouchmuseum.org, 📍Memorial Hall 4231 Avenue of the Republic,⌚ Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm Closed Tuesday

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