Things to Do

Photo by M. Edlow for IVCC

Any time of year is the right time to visit Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is home to hundreds of attractions, cultural institutions, historic sites, museums, and special events, which are available for free pick-up or purchase at the Independence Visitor Center. 

In the colder months, outdoor spaces are transformed into winter wonderland, with two outdoor ice skating rinks and other programming along the Delaware River Waterfront and in Center City. 

City Hall Visitor Center offers daily Interior Tour and Tower Tours (pictured above) throughout the year. 

Happening Now
2019 Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show

On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the cultural influences of the 1960s with the theme, "Flower Power."  
National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History

The 360+ year history of Jews in America is brought to life through interactive displays, special exhibits, films, educational programs, and artifacts. FREE February: Admission is pay-what-you-wish for the entire month of February!  
Flower Show

Philly "After 5"

Sightseeing in the evening? You’re in luck—Philadelphia is home to many cultural institutions and attractions that remain open “After 5."

Things To Do
Academy of Natural Sciences Dinosaur Hall

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Adventure Aquarium

African American Museum in Philadelphia

African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society Museum

Arch Street Meeting House

Arch Street Meeting House

Army–Navy Game

Army–Navy Patriot Games

AutoPark at Independence Mall

AutoPark at Independence Mall

Avenues of Our Founders and Freedom

Avenues of Our Founders and Freedom

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

Bartram's Garden

Bartram's Garden

Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

Ben Franklin National Memorial