Being a student has many different benefits. Obviously there is the education, the potential for career advancement, and the sense of accomplishment among countless others. But it’s also a great time to use your student ID to explore Philadelphia while taking advantage of discounts to museums, live performances, and cultural attractions throughout the region.
We’ve done the research and compiled a list of some of the best places in and around Philadelphia that offer unique perks and benefits for students. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s probably a discount that can help you experience it for less.
Be sure to bookmark this page to use as a handy reference in the future!
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Price with Student ID - $14 or you can get a Student Membership for $40.
Student membership includes unlimited admission to the museum, Art After 5 live music program every Friday night, the Rodin Museum and much more! Membership also includes special access to select exhibitions before they open to the public and member only tours.Mutter Museum - Price with Student ID - $10
America's finest museum of medical history. The Mutter Museum partners with the Penn Museum and offers dual admission tickets for $16
Penn Museum - Price with Student ID - $10
Use your student ID to visit one of world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums! The Penn Museum partners with the Mutter Museum and offers dual admission tickets for $16
The Barnes Foundation - Price with Student ID - $10, or see the collection and exhibition for $15
The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and the Barnes Arboretum, located at the Merion campus, has more than 2,000 species/varieties of trees and woody plants.
National Constitution Center - Price with Student ID - $13
The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”
Rosenbach Museum & Library - Price with Student ID - $5 or free on Tuesdays
In December of 2013 the Rosenbach Museum & Library merged with the he Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, bringing together two of the world’s preeminent collections of rare books, manuscripts, Americana, and art anywhere in the world!
Philadelphia Orchestra - Price with Student ID – Rush Tickets $8 at the door; Understudy tickets $10 online.
Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.
Rush tickets can be purchased 90 minutes before the start of the show at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Understudy tickets can be purchased online starting the Tuesday before the concert.
Kimmel Center - Price with Student ID - $10 with free membership to KimmelSTIX.
$10 student tickets to select Kimmel Center and Broadway performances. Members receive periodic email notifications about $10 ticket offers. Buy tickets online with your KimmelSTIX promo code, pay NO service fees and get the best available seating!
The Wilma Theater - Price with Student ID - $10
For the next three seasons, the Wilma WynTix programs offers students all tickets for all days and times throughout the full four-week mainstage run of Wilma productions at the discounted rate.
The Opera Company of Philadelphia - Price with Student ID – Rush Tickets $10 for select seating or 50% off any available seats.
Academy of Music performances – Rush tickets must be purchased two hours before show start time. Rush tickets include $10 for Amphitheater seating or 50% off any available seats.
Perelman Theater performances – Rush tickets must be purchased two hours before show start time. Rush tickets include $10 for 2nd Balcony Boxes or 50% off any available seats.
Philadelphia Theatre Company - Price with Student ID – Rush tickets $10
Rush tickets must be purchased 1 – 3 hours before curtain or all day Friday.
Bains Deli on Broad St. - Peirce students receive a 10% discount.
Historical Society of Philadelphia - Free admission to their library
Movie theaters - Ritz at the Bourse, Ritz East, and Ritz Five - Price with Student ID - $7.75 except Saturdays and holidays.
Phillies - Price with Student ID - $8 discount off tickets regularly priced $38 and under.
The Phillies offer eight games throughout the season at the student discount rate. Click here for schedule.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens - Price with Student ID - $5
Eastern State Penitentiary - Price with Student ID - $10
Amazon Student - Includes Prime membership free for 6 months and then 50% off.
Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership - Membership discounts plus $15 gift card at sign up.
JourneyEd - Huge discounts on software, computers and electronics.
Dell Computers - Various discounts and benefits for students
Apple - Various discounts and benefits for students
GM Cars - Save hundreds to thousands on a new vehicle with the GM College Discount.
While this list is comprehensive, there are many more places in the Philadelphia region that offer student discounts. Not all places advertise their student discounts so it never hurts to ask. What other great student perks and discounts would you add to the list?