Planning Your Visit

Answers to the most frequently asked questions.

We're so excited you're planning to visit PAFA! After reviewing the information below,  Reserve Tickets here.

If you have additional questions about how to navigate your visit that are not answered here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at with specific questions. We'd love to answer them!

Can I bring a group?

Yes. PAFA can welcome groups of up to 20 people at one time for guided experiences with professional staff, both when the museum is open and when it is not. Additional fees apply for these special experiences. Groups larger than 20 may also choose to visit, but with evolving safety protocols, large groups will likely need to separate into smaller groups for the safety and comfort of other visitors. Email to book your tour experience.

How do I get to you?

Check out our Directions and Parking page with maps, public transportation advice and driving directions.

Is PAFA Accessible?

Yes! Please learn more about physical access to our buildings on the Accessibility page.

Is there a Coat Check?

Yes, both of our museum buildings have self-check coat rooms for your use. 

Is the museum open on Holidays?


Juneteenth (Observed on Monday, June 20th, 2022)
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year's Eve


New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Do I qualify for a discounted admission?

Lifetime Free Admission for PAFA Alumni

PAFA School of Fine Arts alumni enjoy free lifetime admission to the museum.

$2 Admission for PA Access & EBT Cardholders

Receive admission for 4 adults at $2 each when you present a valid PA ACCESS or EBT card with a valid photo ID.

Free Admission for Local College Students

Students from certain participating colleges and universities receive free admission with a valid student ID. View participating institutions. Don't see your institution? Learn about how your school can be part of PAFA's University Membership Program.

Free Admission for Military Families

Blue Star Museum LogoAs a part of the Blue Star Museums program, PAFA offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and up to 5 family members.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military, which includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family members with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.

Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

View full program details at

$5 Off Admission for Mural Arts Program Tours Attendees

Mural Arts Program logoTake a tour with the Mural Arts Program and receive $5 off any regular museum by presenting the discounted ticket provided to you during your tour.

Free Admission for Bank of America Cardholders

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Active Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit cardholders enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

Simply present your active Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit card along with a valid photo ID to gain one free Adult admission to PAFA.

Cardholders only; guests are not eligible. Exclusions may apply. View full program details at

Free Admission for Reciprocal Museum Memberships & American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

AAM members and members of select reciprocal museums receive two (2) free admissions passes. To redeem, guests must present current AAM or museum membership card along with a valid photo ID.

PAFA participates in the following reciprocal programs:

Before visiting, we ask reciprocal members to contact PAFA Visitor Services to understand the benefits they will receive. Please note that reciprocal privileges exclude live events and are subject to change without notice.