Your Visit to NLM

Current Museum hours:

Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm


Please Note: Our regular Museum hours change each season:
Winter
: 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

Admission:

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. What you will see at the NLM

    To learn about the galleries and exhibits at the National Liberty Museum, click here.

  4. 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.

 

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

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.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

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

Screening of Landfill Harmonic, Friday, May 18, 6:30pm

In keeping with the theme of our current Sound + Vision Exhibit, NLM is screening Landfill Harmonic, the inspiring story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film follows the orchestra's rise to fame, and their remarkable courage and perseverance as their already struggling community faces significant obstacles, including a natural disaster.
Learn more.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

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. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more