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Plan Your Visit

Your Safety, Our Priority

We look forward to welcoming you! Your safety remains our top priority. Before you visit, please review our updated safety guidelines, following current mandates and policies from the City of Philadelphia. Booking ahead is strongly encouraged.

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you postpone your visit. Please call 215.898.4001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reschedule your tickets if necessary.

Museum Hours

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Check our events calendar for in-person and online tours and programs.

Know Before You Go

Calendar with a checkmark icon Booking ahead online is encouraged. A one-hour entry window is allotted per timed ticket. Enter at any time during that hour, then explore at your own pace. Members must log in to verify their status and receive free admission, or call 215.898.4001 during open hours.
Person wearing a face mask icon Masks are optional.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Hand sanitizer and wipe dispenser stations are available throughout the Museum.
Plexiglass barriers will remain installed in areas where transactions occur.
Caution symbol with a group of people icon For groups larger than six, please book in advance through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Food and drink icon The Museum Café is open Tuesday–Thursday, 9 am–3 pm and Friday-Sunday, 10 am–2 pm. Visitors may bring their own bottled water, but all other outside food or drink are not permitted inside the building and may be enjoyed in the Warden Garden, Stoner Courtyard, or Mosaic Courtyard.
Present icon Visit the Museum Shop, located on the Main Level, in person and online.
The ticketing desk in the Sphinx Gallery, with a staff member wearing a mask.

Admission & Tickets

The Sphinx of Rameses.

What's On View

The courtyard and fountain in front of the museum.

Accessibility & Entrances

Visitors in the galleries.

Museum Policies & FAQs

Directions and Parking

A Penn parking garage.


A Penn transit bus.

Public Transportation

Closures and Alerts

Temporary Closures

The Museum or its galleries may occasionally be closed to visitors during exhibition updates, private functions, holiday closures, and other events.

  • Friday, June 2nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Egypt Gallery
  • Sunday, July 2nd
    Museum Cafe

2023 Holiday Closures

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 16
  • Presidents' Day, Feb 20
  • Easter, Apr 9
  • Memorial Day, May 29
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jun 19
  • Independence Day, Jul 4
  • Labor Day, Sep 4
  • Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct 9
  • Thanksgiving, Nov 23
  • Christmas Eve, Dec 24
  • Christmas Day, Dec 25
  • New Year's Eve, Dec 31
  • New Year's Day, Jan 1