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It’s no secret that Philly is home to some amazing museums, but don’t overlook the burbs. There are just as many treasures to explore outside the city limits - and SEPTA can take you to see it all. Even better? Some museum offer discounted admission to SEPTA riders, which will make you feel twice as smart after your visit.

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Fairmount

Take a daytime tour of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary. You can also grab a drink and relax in their Fair Chance Beer Garden. Save $2 with this Perk.  Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you close.

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Eastern State Penitentiary <p>Take a daytime tour of the historic <a href="https://www.easternstate.org/">Eastern State Penitentiary</a>. You can also grab a drink and relax in their Fair Chance Beer Garden.&nbsp;<a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">Save $2 with this P</a><a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/45">erk</a>.&nbsp; Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you close.</p> Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Franklin Fright Weekends

The Franklin Institute

Trick or treating in a museum? That’s exactly what visitors to Philadelphia’s iconic science museum can do every weekend in October at The Franklin Institute. Three new Halloween-inspired science shows round out the month’s spooky offerings. Costumed performers host That’s Gross, Dr. Franklinstein’s Pumpkin Lab and Pondering Plasma. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

20211002 00:00 20211101 00:00 America/New_York Franklin Fright Weekends <p>Trick or treating in a museum? That&rsquo;s exactly what visitors to Philadelphia&rsquo;s iconic science museum can do&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fi.edu/seasonal-experiences" rel="noopener" target="_blank">every weekend in October</a>&nbsp;at The Franklin Institute. Three new Halloween-inspired science shows round out the month&rsquo;s spooky offerings. Costumed performers host That&rsquo;s Gross, Dr. Franklinstein&rsquo;s Pumpkin Lab and Pondering Plasma.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.</p> Franklin Institute, North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Halloween Nights

Eastern State Penitentiary

A bold new iteration of Eastern State’s famed Halloween celebration, Halloween Nights is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses, which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience. Also on tap for this year: four immersive walkthrough experiences, two live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Check it out from 9/24 thru 11/14. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close. 

20210924 00:00 20211114 00:00 America/New_York Halloween Nights <p>A bold new iteration of Eastern State&rsquo;s famed Halloween celebration,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.easternstate.org/halloween/node/3" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Halloween Nights</a>&nbsp;is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses, which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience. Also on tap for this year: four immersive walkthrough experiences, two live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Check it out from 9/24 thru 11/14. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 49, 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close.&nbsp;</p> 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Halloween

Halloween Weekend

Museum of the American Revolution

Head to this Old City museum and get into the Halloween spirit like Revolutionary War-era Americans by carving turnips (sorry, pumpkins!) and peeping the museum’s newest exhibit, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War. Come in costume for discounted admission! Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also stop near the museum. 

20211009 00:00 20211012 00:00 America/New_York Halloween Weekend <p>Head to this Old City museum and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amrevmuseum.org/events/halloween-weekend-with-the-museum" rel="noopener" target="_blank">get into the Halloween spirit</a>&nbsp;like Revolutionary War-era Americans by carving turnips (sorry, pumpkins!) and peeping the museum&rsquo;s newest exhibit, Liberty: Don Troiani&rsquo;s Paintings of the Revolutionary War. Come in costume for discounted admission! Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA&#39;s Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes&nbsp;5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also&nbsp;stop&nbsp;near the museum.&nbsp;</p> Museum of the American Revolution, South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Michener art

Michener Art Museum

Doylestown

Save $2 when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Doylestown Station, a short walk from the Museum. 

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Michener Art Museum <p><a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/265">Save $2</a> when you flash your SEPTA Key card!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/doylestown?center=40.31036781515819,-75.1296785&amp;zoom=15">Doylestown</a> Station, a short walk from the Museum.&nbsp;</p>


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Mischief

Mütter Museum

Head to Philly’s creepiest museum in your most spooktacular costume this Friday for the attraction’s sixth annual mischief night, featuring performances, tarot card readings, access to the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden and festive refreshments. Limited self-guided tours of the museum are available with timed entry. Get here on SEPTA. Take the Trolley to 22nd Street or Routes 7, 9, 21, 42, or 44.

20211029 00:00 20211030 00:00 America/New_York Mischief <p>Head to Philly&rsquo;s creepiest museum in your most spooktacular costume this Friday&nbsp;for the attraction&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://muttermuseum.org/events/6th-annual-mischief-at-the-m%C3%BCtter/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">sixth annual mischief night</a>, featuring performances, tarot card readings, access to the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden and festive refreshments. Limited self-guided tours of the museum are available with timed entry.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA.&nbsp;Take the Trolley to 22nd Street or Routes 7, 9, 21, 42, or 44.</p> 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Art museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ben Franklin Parkway

Come see the world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; the finest public collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings! Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area.  Save $2 on admission when you flash your SEPTA Key card!

20210212 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Museum of Art <p>Come see the world&rsquo;s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; the finest public collection of Auguste Rodin&rsquo;s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp;Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 &amp; 48 serve the Museum area.&nbsp; <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/99">Save $2 on admission</a> when you flash your SEPTA Key card!</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Please touch museum

The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit

Please Touch Museum

This traveling exhibit, based on the beloved film and here thru 1/16, takes visitors on a multisensory journey through the land of Oz with Dorothy and her dog Toto. Kiddos can learn how tornadoes form, venture through the Cowardly Lion’s “Courage Crawl,” ride Miss Gulch’s bicycle and much more. Get there on the Route 38. Routes 4043, and 64 also get you within walking distance.

20211007 00:00 20220117 00:00 America/New_York The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit <p><a href="https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/learn/exhibits/all/the-wizard-of-oz-educational-exhibit/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">This traveling exhibit</a>, based on the beloved film and here thru 1/16, takes visitors on a multisensory journey through the land of Oz with Dorothy and her dog Toto. Kiddos can learn how tornadoes form, venture through the Cowardly Lion&rsquo;s &ldquo;Courage Crawl,&rdquo; ride Miss Gulch&rsquo;s bicycle and much more. Get there on the Route 38.&nbsp;Routes&nbsp;<a href="http://www.septa.org/maps/bus/pdf/040.pdf" target="_blank">40</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.septa.org/maps/bus/pdf/043.pdf" target="_blank">43</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.septa.org/maps/bus/pdf/064.pdf" target="_blank">64</a>&nbsp;also get you within walking distance.</p> 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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