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Mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture
The bilingual version of one of Philadelphia’s best-known landmarks lives in Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.View More
Artifacts and items from a mysterious ancient culture on display at the Penn Museum
Through November 1, 2015View More
Dig into the history of a lost Panamanian society during Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama at the Penn Museum. Explore the art and artifacts of the Coclé, a sophisticated ancient culture that laid undiscovered until the 20th century.
A legendary concert promoter takes center stage in a rockin’ new exhibition
Opens September 16, 2016View More
Explore the history of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham via over 200 objects, including photos, film footage, concert posters and rock memorabilia, at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only place in the U.S. stop to view this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
Through September 13, 2015View More
This groundbreaking special exhibition will showcase more than 80 works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Manet and others to trace Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel’s role in the development of impressionism.
Explore hundreds of original documents related to the iconic novel
Through May 15, 2016View More
Don’t be late for a whimsical celebration at The Rosenbach in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Discover the history of Grupo Antillano and their important contributions to the art of Cuba, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora
January 30 – March 27, 2016View More
Drapetomania at the African American Museum in Philadelphia seeks to recover the history of Grupo Antillano and their important contributions to the art of Cuba, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora.
From the campaign trail to Inauguration Day, learn about all aspects of a U.S. presidential election at this comprehensive exhibit
February 12 – December 31, 2016View More
From the campaign trail to Inauguration Day, Headed to the White House educates visitors on all aspects surrounding U.S. presidential elections through a variety of interactive mediums.
Unprecedented collection of Japanese artwork only on view in Philadelphia
Open through May 10View More
Explore the beautiful works and artistry of Japan’s most influential and enduring school of painters during an exclusive exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Pop Art’s emergence as an international movement is explored through a collection of 150 works of art
February 24 – May 15, 2016View More
Explore Pop Art’s emergence as an international movement through a collection of 150 works of art from 80 different artists.
Come face to face with life-like animatronic dinosaurs
Through April 23, 2017View More
Some very famous gigantic, life-like animatronic dinosaurs come to Philadelphia in fall 2016 when Jurassic World: The Exhibition makes its North American debut at The Franklin Institute in a groundbreaking, five-month exhibition.
Come face-to-face with a real Egyptian mummy and learn about the modern techniques utilized by present-day archaeologists
January 30 – August 28, 2016View More
Come face-to-face with an Egyptian mummy and learn how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover the ancient civilization of Egypt.
An exhibition of more than 30 incredible found-object works
June 24 – August 22, 2016View More
Nari Ward: Sun Splashed brings a collection of 30-plus contemporary sculpture and found-object works to The Barnes Foundation in a stunning temporary installation.
Most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modern art in the U.S. in 70 years
October 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017View More
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art spans four decades of modern art in Mexico and is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modern art in the U.S. in 70 years.
View 50 works by Picasso in an exhibit highlighting pieces from World War I
February 21 – May 9, 2016View More
Explore the dramatic variance in the Picasso’s style during the period surrounding the World War I through 50 works of art.
An exhibition exploring the impact of imprisonment in the U.S.
Now openView More
Eastern State Penitentiary presents a three-year-long exhibition exploring the purpose and effectiveness of our country’s prison system.
See and interact with more than 40 robots from all over the world
Through April 2, 2017View More
See and interact with more than 40 robots at a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute.
Acclaimed art exhibition created entirely from LEGO®
Through October 4, 2015View More
An art exhibition unlike any you’ve ever seen, The Art of the Brick at The Franklin Institute features the world’s largest collection of art created entirely from the popular toy.
Learn the legendary story of King Midas and his Golden Touch
February 13 – November 27, 2016View More
The Penn Museum hosts a premiere, nine-month exhibition featuring the legendary “Golden Touch” King Midas and more than 120 objects found at the tomb of his father.
Experience a unique, first-time look into the science and technology behind Finding Nemo, Toy Story and more
March 12 – September 5, 2016View More
Experience a unique, first-time look into the science and technology behind Pixar’s beloved animated movies.
Never-before-seen sketches on view for a limited time
April 10 – May 18View More
Two unfinished sketches by Paul Cézanne, discovered on the reverse sides of two existing Cézanne watercolors, will be on display at The Barnes Foundation from April 10 to May 18.
Intimate images of the Kennedy family
Open through September 7View More
This February, one of American history’s most compelling figures will be explored in the exhibition Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe, a collection of rarely seen photographs of President Kennedy, his wife and their children.
Five exhibitions brimming with art from all throughout Africa
May 14 – September 25, 2016View More
Discover an expansive display of works from visionary artists all throughout Africa in Creative Africa, a group of five special exhibitions at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.
Come face-to-face with lifelike, roaring, moving dinosaurs
Through January 16, 2017View More
Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University allows museum-goers to embark on a multi-sensory adventure that involves moving, life-size animatronic versions of everyone’s favorite prehistoric creatures.
The only U.S. stop for this traveling exhibition highlighting science, storytelling and art
May 30 – June 6View More
Take a sensory journey into the future at The Oval this spring during the never-before-seen traveling exhibition Future Sensations by Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.
The first major Pippin exhibition in the U.S. in two decades
April 25-July 19View More
Horace Pippin: The Way I See It at the Brandywine River Museum of Art will be the first major exhibition of the artist’s works in the country in more than 20 years. It will feature more than 60 works reflecting life in the African-American community.
Check out a dozen models of America’s first motorcycle engineered by a Swedish-American immigrant
April 12 – August 23View More
Learn about how a Swedish immigrant engineered the first American motorcycle — and check out 12 authentic models from 1901 to 1953 — at Indian Nation at the American Swedish Historical Museum.
An immersive garden-wide after-dark installation
August 3 – October 29, 2016View More
The chance to see stunning sights at Longwood Gardens will continue after dark in the summer and fall of 2016 with the return of the immersive after-dark-only installation Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.
A first-of-its-kind exhibit on gay rights
Through January 3, 2016View More
Speaking Out for Equality: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center explores the gay-rights movement through the constitutional “conversations” that have framed the struggle for equality.
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920
Open through May 24View More
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a new exhibition examining when the world of art and the world of gardening met at the turn of the 20th century.
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street friends
November 19, 2016-January 1, 2017 (select dates)View More
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and rides.