Your Visit to NLM

Current Museum hours:

Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm

Please Note: Our regular Museum hours change each season:
: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm;
Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
Spring: 7 days a week, 10am-5pm
Summer: 7 days a week, 10am-6pm
Fall: 7 days a week, 10am-5pm


General admission for a self-guided visit:

  • Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Students $5.00
  • Children ages 5-17 with an adult $2.00
  • Children under 5 years no charge.
  • “Family Admission” $15, includes two adult family members and two children.  Additional children are $2.00 each
  • Museum members are admitted free.
Purchase Tickets

The Museum is fully accessible to people in wheelchairs. Food and drink are not permitted. Photos may be taken throughout the Museum, except as noted.

  1. Admission Special Offers

    ACCESS ADMISSION PROGRAM – NLM is happy to join the ACCESS Admission Program in Pennsylvania. This city-wide initiative, led by Art-Reach, provides PA ACCESS Card holders $2 admission to a number of local art, museums, and cultural institutions. PA ACCESS Card holders enjoy discounted admission to NLM during regular business hours – just show your PA ACCESS card and photo ID to our front desk staff. For more information on fun things to do in Pennsylvania, please visit the Art-Reach website.

    AAA DISCOUNT – Show your AAA card to our front desk staff to receive general adult admission for $5.

    PHILADELPHIA PASS – NLM is among 40 attractions which accepts the Philadelphia Pass. Learn more and purchase your Philadelphia Pass.

    STAMP PROGRAM NLM is proud to join the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s STAMP program, which offers Philadelphia teens (ages 14-19) free admission to a number of local art and cultural institutions. STAMP pass holders enjoy free admission to NLM during regular business hours – just show your STAMP pass to our front desk staff. Learn more about the STAMP program.

    ONGOING SPECIAL OFFERS – NLM is proud to offer a $2 discount year-round to teachers, active/retired military, and first responders with ID.

  2. Information for Groups

    If you are interested in bringing a group, use these links to schedule a museum tour for a student group or for an adult/family group.

  3. Calendar of Events

    To enhance the Museum’s content on diversity and inclusion, anti-violence, and heroism, we provide various programs throughout the year. View our Calendar of Events. With the exception of fundraising activities, most events are included with your Museum admission.


2018 Women’s Film Festival Screening and Discussion of
Left on Pearl

Join us on March 22, at 6pm, for a film screening of Left on Pearl, a fast-paced and humorous documentary about a significant but little known chapter in the history of the Women’s Liberation Movement of the late 60s and early 70s.
Learn more and register to join us.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Shown: Violin by Etai Ramhil. Photo by Steven Toney.

Sound + Vision VIP Reception with performance by members
of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Join us at 5pm on Friday, April 6, for a first-look at our new Sound + Vision Exhibit.
VIP guests will experience an exclusive, intimate performance by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra playing the beautiful, all-glass instruments created by artist Gary Word. You will also meet some of the artists and enjoy wine, beer, and light fare. Learn more and reserve now.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In the next session of our ongoing lecture series by FPRI, our guest is Samuel Helfont, a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East. He will discuss his new book, Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies, which investigates the religious insurgencies which erupted in Iraq following the American-led invasion in 2003. This lecture will be held on April 11 at 6:30pm. Learn more and register day.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Learn more