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Membership Benefits

  • Complimentary admission, with reservations
  • Priority access to tickets
  • Member-only programs
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • 50% discount on guided tours of the collection
  • 10% discount in the coffee bar, the Garden Restaurant, and the shop
  • 10% discount on all classes and workshops
  • 20% discount on public programs
  • 20% discount on parking whenever you visit
  • Discount on Premium Admission
  • Monthly e-newsletter

Please select a membership type

All general membership benefits for one adult, plus

  • Two free guest passes to share with family and friends.

All general membership for two adults and all children aged 18 and under in your household, plus

  • Two free guest passes to share with family and friends.

All Contributor benefits, plus:

  • No reservations required. Guaranteed admission upon arrival
  • Invitation to the Opening Supporter Reception
  • Four free guest passes per year
  • Invitation to an annual special exhibition preview reception

All Supporter benefits, plus

  • Two additional free guest passes (total of 6)
  • Invitation to one Circles event per year

Please choose an option

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

Tickets can be easily purchased on-site, online, or by phone.

On-site. Walk-up tickets are available daily during the hours we are open.

Online. Book online to ensure your preferred date and time are available. International guests experiencing issues with online reservations are encouraged to e-mail

By phone. Call 215-278-7200 between 10am and 4pm daily.

Unsure of when you plan to arrive? Anytime tickets provide you anytime access to our legendary collection.

Enhance your visit with a free audio guide available for download from your mobile device or by request at the gallery entrance. We look forward to your visit!

Don't miss the critically acclaimed exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at its only US venue! On view through September 22.

Exhibition-only tickets are $14 and available on-site daily (no advance online reservations).

Combination tickets. Complete your Barnes experience by adding a visit to our world-renowned galleries with over 2,000 masterpieces. A combination ticket provides access to both the collection and exhibition. Tickets can be purchased on-site or online through the calendar below.

Click here for the full list of ticket prices.

Tours offer an in-depth exploration of our legendary art collection in Philadelphia and our remarkable arboretum at Merion. Curate your own Barnes experience. Choose a tour about your favorite artist or Dr. Barnes's unique method, discover what makes our collection unlike any other in the world.

Daily highlights tours are hour-long explorations of the masterworks and Dr. Barnes’s display methods. Look for the blue triangle below to check tour availability. We offer a limited number of early access premium tickets; get in before the galleries open to the public (9 am Saturday and Sunday).

Exhibition tours. Special tours available at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm for the critically acclaimed show The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Complete the experience and choose a combination tour to explore both the collection and Cézanne exhibition.

Arboretum tours. Visit "the other Barnes treasure" and explore this remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design. Learn more

Group tours. Visiting as a group of 15 or more? Learn about the different ways you can enhance your group visit.

Artist themed tours. Choose an artist-themed tour that best speaks to you. Back by popular demand; starts in September.

Friday nights. Unwind with art, cocktails, and conversation every Friday night from 5–9 pm. Friday night tickets include free admission to the collection and our new exhibition The World Is an Apple (through September 22). Learn more

First Fridays! Features world-class performers to complement your gallery experience every first Friday of the month. Visit our programs page to see upcoming performances.

Immerse yourself in art and horticulture courses, as well as music, talks, pajama tours, tastings, exhibitions, and more. Visit our programs page for all the different ways you can experience the Barnes. There's something for art lovers of all ages!

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April 2014
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Join us for an exclusive 90-minute tour focused on landscapes in the collection. Book tickets below.
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Tickets are available for Young professionals night: 7–10 pm Learn more
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May 2014
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First Friday! Live music, cocktails and collection access 6-9 pm. Purchase tickets here.
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