One of the best things about spending your golden years in the City of Brotherly Love is being able to take advantage of the many arts and culture opportunities that the city offers: from museums to galleries to art festivals. Philadelphia is brimming with creativity, and the arts and culture near Philadelphia senior apartments like The Yorkhouse and Olney Plaza illustrate that. Even better, many local arts institutions are distinctly senior-friendly, with senior-oriented programming and discounts—taking in award-winning art is exciting, and getting it for less is even more fun!
Here are a few of the leading ways to absorb Philly’s arts and culture near home, all within just a quick 15-minute drive or convenient subway ride.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The city’s most renowned and beloved art museum welcomes seniors over 65 for $18 (discounted from the regular $20 admission). If you want to really stretch your buck, check out the museum on the first Sunday of the month and every Wednesday evening for pay-what-you-wish admission. The museum is home to thousands of treasured pieces of art, from centuries-old paintings to modern masterpieces. It’s easy to while away a full day getting lost in the many floors of the landmark building. The Philadelphia Museum of Art also encourages interactive education, with a full roster of hands-on art classes and workshops, great for seniors looking to take up a new hobby or revisit their artistic passions!
Barnes is widely considered to have one of the world’s best impressionist collections. Featuring a 12,000-square-foot gallery, a reflecting pool, and beautiful grounds, the museum combines art and horticulture for an eye-catching experience. And for seniors over 65, it only costs $23 (compared to $25 regularly). If you love what you see, join as a member and visit any day of the year for free.
As its name suggests, Rodin Museum features one of the most renowned collections by famed sculptor Auguste Rodin. Nearly 150 pieces tell his storied past, while other exhibits showcase the artists who were inspired by Rodin. Admission is always pay-what-you-wish, with a general suggestion of $10 or just $8 for those 65 and over.
With plenty of discounts on arts and culture near Philadelphia senior apartments, you’ll have lots of opportunities to explore the area near your new home. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour!