Barnes Foundation

One of the newest additions to Philadelphia's culture-packed Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Barnes Foundation houses hundreds of works by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern masters, plus African masks and Pennsylvania Dutch decorative arts.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was America’s first penitentiary. Designed to inspire penitence in the heart of convicts, its prisons walls once housed the famous gangster Al Capone. Today, the site remains as a historic site filled with crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Who knows what you might find?

Tickets are available for sale online or at the Independence Visitor Center. 

The Franklin Institute

Discover something new at The Franklin Institute, where kids and parents can explore the fun side of science through twelve cutting-edge, hands-on exhibitions. Explore the inner workings of the human heart in the two-story longtime favorite "The Giant Heart;" find out what makes your neurons fire in the award-winning "Your Brain;" take a ride on the indoor SkyBike and see explosive, live science shows. Catch a film on the 5-story tall IMAX®, have a multi-sensory experience in the 3D Theater, or travel to faraway galaxies in the Planetarium.