The Institute of Contemporary Art is located on the University of Pennsylvania
campus at 118 South 36th Street (at Sansom), Philadelphia, PA 19104-3289.
Wednesday, 11am - 8pm*
Thursday and Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Monday and Tuesday, closed.
ICA will be closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24th, 25th, 31st, January 1st, and July 4th. We will also be closed July 19, 2013 for electrical maintenance.
ICA is free for all!
Free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for the public is sponsored by the Amanda (C95) and Glenn (W87/WG88) Fuhrman Fund.
Self Guided Tours are always Free For All, if your Group is 10 persons or more you will need to fill out a Tour Reservation Form at least 24 hours in advance before arriving at the ICA.
Guided Tours are led by professional educators, Penn graduate students and ICA staff. Tour requests are accepted by email or fax with a two week minimum advance booking required. To schedule your tour print a Tour Reservation Form [PDF, 13.3K]. Two alternate dates must be included in all requests. Tours are available during regular ICA gallery hours: Wednesday (11am-8pm), Thursday and Friday (11am-6pm), and Saturday and Sunday (11am-5pm).
Guided tours are $75 plus $1 per student/senior and $2 per adult. Guided tours are FREE to all University of Pennsylvania groups. Individual student admission fees are waived for all groups within the School District of Philadelphia. All tours booked 3 weeks in advance will receive a reduced admission rate of: $1 for adults and $.50 for students/seniors. Teachers are strongly urged to preview exhibitions prior to a tour. For questions please contact our Tour Line at 215.746.3704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where To Stay
The Le Méridien Philadelphia, a boutique hotel located in Center City Philadelphia is ICA's official Unlock Art™ partner hotel. Originally a YMCA, the hotel is housed in a 10-story Georgian revival-style structure with historical flair and is located in the heart of the city's business district and less than one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Parking and Transportation
Public parking lots are located adjacent to the museum and in the surrounding area, and metered parking is available on the street. ICA is an easy walk from Amtrak and SEPTA lines. For public transportation, take city bus #21 to 36th and Walnut Streets, or any green line train (except #10) to 36th Street. ICA is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania at the corner of 36th and Sansom Streets (between Chestnut and Walnut Streets), seven blocks west of the Schuykill Expressway (76) from the 30th Street or South Street Exits.
Walk west on Market Street to 36th Street, then south to Sansom Green Subway Surface (except #10) to 36th St. and Sansom Streets. Market/Frankford Subway west to 34th and Market Streets.
Starting off on 676 West, follow signs for 76E/Philadelphia International Airport
Take Exit 345 toward 30th Street/ Market Street, take Market Street to 36th Street
Turn Left onto 36th Street, cross Chestnut Street
ICA is on your right at the next corner, 36th and Sansom Streets.
Take New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 4 and get on 295 South
Follow signs to Walt Whitman Bridge and cross the bridge
Take I-76 West to 30th Street exit and make a left on Market Street to 36th Street
Follow directions above from 36th Street.
Take I-76 East to Philadelphia
Follow I-76 to 676 East to Exit 345 (3oth Street Station Exit)
Keep right to stay on ramp and take ramp to Market Sreet
Follow directions from Market Street above.
Take I-95 North to 676 West
Follow directions from 676 West above.
Proceed to Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Cross Bridge and merge onto 676 West
Follow directions from 676 West.