Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Museum
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 8:45pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Jay-Z announced his 2012 Philly Festival on the steps of this museum
  • Make a good impression(ist) at this classic museum. Mid-eastern architecture, oriental ornament, armor collection & renaissance 2 contemporary painting. Don't miss the permanent Duchamp exhibit.
  • Ok ok, climb the Rocky steps and get it over with :)
  • In maybe the most famous cinematic montage, Rocky Balboa completes his training by running the stairs at the Philadelphia Art Museum, preparing him for his battle with Apollo Creed in 1976's "Rocky."
  • You know that you just want to run up the "Rocky Steps." It's okay, no one will tell.
  • Running up the stairs...Rocky style!
  • Check out the Picasso exhibit
  • The Museum is a lot larger than it looks. Not only is it easy to get lost in, it's easy to spend an entire day in.
  • Pay what you wish for admission every first Sunday of the month.
  • At Art After 5, Fridays from 58:45, the Great Stair Hall is transformed with performances, cocktails, apps and desserts. The restaurant is open for dinner from 5-7.
  • "Yo Adrian!!" .. must visit the ROCKY Statue
  • Not only did Rocky Balboa run the steps, Mac and Carmen from It's Always Sunny did too. Once you finish your celebratory dance at the top, step inside one of the greatest art museums in the world.
  • You're in a WiMAX hotspot. Snap a picture next to the statue of Rocky then upload it to your friends on the interwebs!
  • The Asian art is by far the most impressive and the most mindblowing.
  • Not to be missed.
  • Run up the steps & make like Rocky then go in and see fabulous exhibits of painting, furniture, armor and weapons, sculpture, etc. as well as special traveling shows.
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States. From world-class collections, exhibitions, programs, and some pretty well-known steps. Don't skip a picture.
  • Vista desde escalinata acceso E
  • Check out the Friday Night "Martini's on the Portico" for a great night of music, art, and drinks! Afterwards, use drinkphilly.com to find the nearest bars or drink specials!
  • Want a different perspective of the Ben Franklin Parkway from the Museum steps? Take a look at this vintage 1970s photo from our Documerica collection and see if the view has changed!

Nearby places

Ben Franklin Parkway (Eakins Oval)
51 N 12th St (btwn Arch & Filbert Sts)
2525 Pennsylvania Ave (Philadelphia Museum of Art)