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General Admission

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lobby with a view of Elasmosaurus skeleton

Admission Pricing: 

  • Adults (age 13 and above): $19.95 ($17.95 online)
  • Children (ages 3–12): $15.95 ($13.95 online)
  • Children (under age 3): free
  • Members: Free
  • Seniors (age 65+): $16.95 ($14.95 online)
  • Military and Students (with ID): $16.95 ($14.95 online)
  • Drexel DragonCard Holders: free

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

  • $5 – nonmembers
  • $3 – Individual and Family members
  • FREE – Family Plus members and above

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

group of seniors in North America Hall

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

A family of five pays $105.65 in general admission each time they visit the museum. Pay one time membership dues of $119 and enjoy free, unlimited 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.

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 $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.