ICA is open to the public Wed–Sun, 11AM-6PM. Due to safety precautions, entry to the museum is by timed ticket only. Scroll down or go to our Visit page to reserve your ticket now.
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
Open today, 11AM–6PM.

Welcome Back!

We’ve missed you and look forward to welcoming you back to our galleries. For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only.

Our new health and safety measures are designed to prioritize the well-being of our staff and visitors to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. This has been a thorough process which carefully considers many variables and takes into account state and city guidelines, health experts and ongoing discussions with our own staff and museum colleagues. We recognize that circumstances may change at any moment and are assessing protocols each day. 

Before Your Visit

  • Please ensure you are in good health before you arrive. If you have COVID-19, are asymptomatic, experiencing cold symptoms (coughing, sneezing, congestion, elevated temperature, etc.), or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the past week, you will not be permitted access to the building. Those infected with the coronavirus must quarantine for 14 days before they can visit our exhibitions. 
  • All ICA staff undergo daily wellness check-ins, which include completing a questionnaire about their health and temperature readings. 
  • Housekeeping is present daily for regular enhanced cleaning of all spaces. 
  • We are unable to store large personal items. Please refrain from bringing book bags, laptops, over-sized purses, etc.
  • Visitors are encouraged to keep their outerwear – coats and jackets on during their visit. The coat closet is available on a limited basis.
  • All public spaces, such as our mezzanine, terrace, and reading stations are off limits.
  • All restrooms are now designated as single use.
  • The water fountain is only available for water bottle refills.
  • Visitors must be present at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled reservation to ensure admittance.

Schedule your visit

To schedule your visit to ICA, click here.

Social Story

Our social story is designed to help familiarize new visitors with our space and safety precautions before arriving at the museum. To see the latest version, click here.

During Your Visit

All visitors over the age of two are required to wear a face mask at all times while visiting the Museum.

Face masks must reach over your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin, completely covering your mouth and nostrils, fitting snugly against the sides of your face.

Face shields, bandanas, gaiters, scarves, and masks with exhalation valves, vents, or other porous materials are not permitted.

 

Practice safe social distancing six feet or more between individuals outside of your immediate group or family members (any direction).

Follow the visitor path marked with green arrows.

A one-way flow of traffic is required in the galleries and in some common areas.

A limited number of visitors will be permitted in the galleries at one time. Connect without contact (use your smartphone to access our gallery guide).

Utilize hand sanitizer stations provided. Restrooms will all be single use. Travel light, large bags will not be admitted.

Be mindful of others. Kindness and patience are much appreciated. We appreciate you keeping social distancing.

While You Were Gone

During our closure, we took steps to ensure that our building would be safe and sanitized. Below is a list of the measures we took while you were gone.

  • We disinfected all public spaces, conducted deep cleaning of all office spaces, and continue to do so daily.
  • We added hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building.
  • We have minimized the need for physical interaction within our space.
  • We completed a thorough evaluation of our HVAC system and continue to ensure that its ventilation systems are working properly, including monitoring filtration and humidification.
  • We trained staff on new safety practices, based on CDC, state, and city guidelines.

We’re Here to Help!

ICA’s top priority is the health and well-being of our visitors and staff. 

Please contact our visitor services department by phone at (215) 898-7108, or email Visitor Services Coordinator Elizabeth Chong at ejchong@ica.upenn.edu during museum hours for assistance.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to ICA. Those visiting ICA do so at their own risk of such exposure.

ICA staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. The Museum reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.

Publications

ICA’s on-site store remains closed to the public, however our online bookshop is open! Please visit our Books & Editions section to browse our available titles and have them delivered to your door. Apply the code “ICAFREESHIP” at checkout for free shipping on your order, with our thanks for your support.

Gallery Hours
Admission
ICA is always Free. For All. Free admission is courtesy of Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman.
Address
Institute of Contemporary Art,
University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Please note, ICA does not accept open submissions or outside bookings for exhibitions.
Contact
Phone: (215) 898-7108
Directions

Take city bus #21 to 36th and Walnut Streets.

Take any green line trolley (except #10) to 36th Street.

Walk west on Market Street to 36th Street, then south to Sansom green line trolley (take any except #10) to 36th and Sansom Streets. Market/Frankford Subway west to 34th and Market Streets.

Walk west on Market Street to 36th Street, then south to Sansom green line trolley (take any except #10) to 36th 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 St. exit and make a left on Market St. to 36th St.

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 Street. Follow directions from Market Street above.

Take I-95 North to 676 West. Follow directions from 676 West above. From South Jersey/Atlantic City. Proceed to Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Cross Bridge and merge onto 676 West. Follow directions from 676 West.

Public parking lots are located adjacent to the museum and in the surrounding area, and metered parking is available on the 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 (I-76) from the 30th Street or South Street Exits.

For more about the university’s COVID-19 response plan, visit https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/. To reach an ICA staff member please email us at hello@ica.upenn.edu.