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Big Ideas for Little Learners: Literacy is Liberty

Young learners and their grown-ups are invited to join us for a special storybook read-aloud and crafting activities every hour on the hour. When we’re not reading, we’ll be expressing ourselves in our Free to Be Me Costume Corner. Take […]

Pop-up Tour: Data Nation

Join a special behind-the-scenes tour experience of NLM’s latest exhibition: Data Nation: Democracy in the Age of AI. With visually stunning and immersive installations, topical interactives, and provocative artwork, Data Nation invites us to consider the forces at play in […]

NLM Celebrates: Give Back to School

Learning is a key to unlocking liberty, and NLM invites you to help learners across Philly and the surrounding areas to harness their potential. We are proud to team up with two dedicated local organizations, Cradles to Crayons and Philabundance, […]

NLM Celebrates: CollegeFest

NLM joins Campus Philly to welcome new and returning college students with free admission throughout the weekend. Explore our galleries, check out our latest exhibition Data Nation: Democracy in the Age of A.I., and earn free prizes and giveaways from […]

NLM Celebrates: PARK(ing) Day

Each year, PARK(ing) Day invites cities around the country to rethink what public places can be by transforming parking spaces into miniature parks. This year, NLM is partnering with PHILADELPHIA250 to create a pop-up experience designed to inspire reflection and […]

Design Marketplace

In conjunction with Project Liberty: A Design Challenge, the National Liberty Museum is teaming up with local artisans and designers, and our friends at the Museum For Art in Wood, to create a dedicated Design Marketplace, where creative thinking meets […]

Project Liberty: A Design Challenge Community Open House

To celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, Project Liberty: A Design Challenge, join us for pay-what-you-wish admission and engaging activities suitable for all ages. Stop by our Project Liberty Creation Station to make a button, and join our Director […]

Project Bus Stop: A Design Challenge for Philadelphia with Ulysses Sean Vance

Join Temple University Architecture Professors Ulysses Sean Vance, Jeffrey Nesbit and Ryan Thomas Devlin, along with Keely Milbourne (Haverford College) and Peng Du (Jefferson University), and Inga Saffron, architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer as they reveal and discuss design […]

Philly Loves Bowie Pop-Up Gallery & Art Sale

Also opening with Bowie Bash: Amplified on January 5th, the Philly Loves Bowie Pop-Up Gallery and Art Sale will feature 14 local and national artists celebrating the liberating power of David Bowie, his persona, and related iconography and showcasing his […]

Instrument Donation Drive for Musicopia Gift of Music Program

Donate an instrument. Change a life. In honor of our newest exhibition Amplified: Art, Music, Power, the National Liberty Museum is hosting an instrument donation drive benefiting the Gift of Music program at Musicopia. Musicopia’s Gift of Music program collects, […]

Bowie Bash: Amplified

Kick off Philly Loves Bowie Week with NLM’s 4th Annual Bowie Bash, featuring live music, a cash bar, themed activities, and more. The evening will be hosted by Eric13, a singer, guitarist, DJ, and original member of Philly’s All Star […]


Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

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