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About Independence Seaport Museum

Dive into your next family day out in Philadelphia and head to the Independence Seaport Museum, where you can embark on an exciting voyage through the region's rich maritime history!

The mission of the Independence Seaport Museum is to deepen your understanding, appreciation and experience of the waterways in the Philadelphia region through science, history and art - and of course experiences on the water!

You can dive into the new exhibit Diver Alive that brings the wildlife, science and wonder of the Delaware River up close for you to explore, before uncovering the past with one of the LARGEST maritime artifact and art collections in the entire North American region!

There's interactive fun when you observe live demonstrations in the boatbuilding workshop, and get hands-on with science, math, engineering and technology in the Citizen Science Lab and MakerSpace.

Of course, let's not miss the incredible historic ships at the Independence Seaport Museum! You can raise the sails and discover the rich history of the US Navy as you climb aboard Schooler Diligence, as well as check out the National Historic Landmark ships - the Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.

Don't miss those experiences on the water too, with plenty of opportunities to actually get out yourselves and see the Philadelphia sky line from a whole new point of view!

It's a seafaring day out for all ages at the Independence Seaport Museum, so raise those sails kids, it's time to launch!

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Adults $18

Children $14 (Ages 3 to 17)

Free Under 3 years

Last Update 2022

Discount $14 for seniors, college students & Military

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Independence Seaport Museum FAQ’s

Do they have baby facilities?

Strollers are welcome in the Museum and may be parked in the self-service coat room.

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Independence Seaport Museum?

Grab something in the area to eat, there are plenty of places!

Any top tips when visiting?

A Deeper Dive audio tours are available free of charge. Provided on a handheld device or your own smartphone via mobile app, audio tours are a unique way to further experience and immerse yourself in the fascinating history and science of this National Historic Landmark ship. Available in English, French, Dutch, Mandarin and Spanish.

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With so much maritime history to explore, and educational programs based around STEAM, Science, Technology and STEM, the Independence Seaport Museum is the perfect outing for a field trip.

Reservations are required to receive the group rate. The Museum asks for at least 48 hours notice for a self-guided group visit.

Allow around 90 minutes for visits for grades K to 12.

Do they have baby facilities?

Strollers are welcome in the Museum and may be parked in the self-service coat room.

Is Independence Seaport Museum fully accessible?

The main building of Independence Seaport Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible, including restrooms. The historic ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, are not currently ADA accessible

Any additonal information?

Ticket prices include admission to Independence Seaport Museum's galleries, Workshop on the Water and the National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna