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American Philosophical Society Museum

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The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum, located next door to Independence Hall in Philadelphia's historic district, hosts exhibitions that explore history, art, and science in creative and thought‐provoking ways. In conjunction with exhibitions, the museum commissions innovative works by visual artists, musicians, poets, performers, dancers, and others. These original works interpret the themes and objects on view, linking them to relevant issues today

Calendar of Events
The Peales: Revolutionaries, Artists, Inventors, Entrepreneurs
Through Saturday, December 30
Kory Stamper: Word by Word
Thursday, December 7
275th APS Anniversary Exhibition
Friday, April 13, 2018 through Sunday, December 30, 2018

April-October: Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. First Fridays until 8pm
November-December: Friday-Sunday, 10am-4 pm
Closed major holidays

$1 donation requested.

Other Information
Guided tours of the APS Museum for groups of ten or more may be scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (subject to staff availability). To inquire about or schedule a guided tour of the exhibition for your group or class, please e-mail or call 215-701-4421 during normal business hours.

Visitor Information

American Philosophical Society Museum
104 South Fifth Street
(adjacent to Independence Hall)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-440-3440 phone

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