Sat, Nov 27, 2021
Open today, 12PM–6PM.

Welcome back! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity.

Our 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.

During Your Visit

Please ensure you are in good health before you arrive. If you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, are asymptomatic, experiencing cold symptoms (coughing, sneezing, congestion, elevated temperature, etc.), or have had close contact with anyone who has COVID-19, 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 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).

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 your continued social distancing.

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 during museum hours for assistance.

Schedule Your Visit

Plan your visit to ICA in advance! Click here to reserve your tickets now.

Gallery Hours
ICA is always Free. For All. Free admission is courtesy of Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman.
Institute of Contemporary Art,
University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7108

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.

ICA’s top priority is the health and well-being of our visitors and staff. We are taking enhanced precautions, including timed ticket arrivals to manage capacity, enhanced cleaning measures, weekly health screenings for staff, and requiring staff to wear face coverings. For more about the university’s COVID-19 response plan, visit To reach an ICA staff member please email us at

Prepare for your next visit by reading these updated guidelines we’ve put in place to ensure your visit is safe and stress-free as possible:

• All visitors must book timed tickets in advance. Please note that timed tickets are being used to manage capacity. Same-day tickets are available on a limited basis.

• In accordance with University of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia policies, masks are required at all times inside the building for visitors ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Bandanas, gaiters, scarfs, masks with vents or made with porous materials are not permitted. For a list of approved face-coverings visit the CDC webpage here.

• At this time, we cannot accommodate visitors with bags or items larger than 16 x 14 x 6 inches. Please refrain from bringing large backpacks, laptops, over-sized purses, luggage, etc. Small bags may not be carried on your back inside the galleries; they must be carried or worn on your side or front at all times.

• Visitors are encouraged to wear or carry their outerwear (coats and jackets) during their visit. A coat room with cubbies is available for outwear and umbrellas, however ICA is not responsible for items left unattended. All items must be claimed before closing.

• Photography is allowed for personal, noncommercial use only (except where indicated). Photo-shoots, flashes, tripods, selfie sticks, or videography is not permitted.

• The use of all pens and any other writing/drawing/marking implement are prohibited in the galleries and where art is on display. If making notes is necessary, please use a pencil.

• Please honor all safety barriers, such as stanchions and demarcations on the gallery floor, and maintain a distance of at least 18 inches from the artwork.

• Disruptive noise is prohibited in the museum. Visitors with electronic/sound-producing devices, including but not limited to cellular phones, radios, PDAs, video games, et cetera, will be asked to turn the volume off.

• Mobility devices for accessibility purposes and strollers are permissible unless otherwise noted for specific exhibitions.

• Animals are permitted on the premises only in a service capacity.

• Visit our Accessibility section for a list of resources we offer.

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

Exhibition Tours

Public tours are designed to enhance the overall viewer experience. Each tour is led by Penn Graduate students and art professionals from the community who provide additional context for the artwork on display. Throughout the experience, participants have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the work by asking questions and engaging in dialogue with their guide and the other attendees. Exhibition tours are intended to be a highly interactive exchange.

• Tour appointments are subject to availability and must occur during ICA public hours.
• ICA requires at least 2 weeks notice to accommodate requests.
• Tour capacity is limited to 25 people.
• Specialized tours with the curators and outside of ICA public hours are subject to availability.
• Tours are approximately 1-hour.
• There is a 48-hours notice cancelation policy.

To schedule an Exhibition Tour please complete this form.

Tour Costs

• ICA tours are free to the Penn community and The School District of Philadelphia.
• For all other groups there is a $50 fee (waivers are available for certain groups).

Group Visits

• Groups consisting of 8 or more people are required to give at least 48-hours notice before arrival.
• Group size cannot exceed 25 visitors.
• Chaperones for visitors under the age of 18 must be present.
• We require 1 adult for every 5–7 children.
• Teachers are encouraged to preview exhibitions prior to a tour.

To schedule a Group Visit please complete this form.

ICA is committed to making our building accessible to everyone. If there are unique circumstances specific to you or your group, please let us know how we can assist.

To inquire about a fee waiver, special accommodations, or for general questions contact:
Elizabeth Chong – Visitor Services Coordinator