Connect with other art lovers by joining the Young Friends.
Join over 300 young professionals, art lovers, and emerging creatives (ages 21 to 45) through the Young Friends.
- Mingle with artists, Museum staff, curators, and peers
- Get invites to art-inspired programs at the Museum and around the city
- Receive discounts on ticketed Young Friends events, including our largest party of the year, Fall into Art
- Enjoy free yoga on Wednesday Nights, performances on Friday Nights, and all the benefits of a Museum membership
- Get involved through planning committees for events and programs
- Support the cultural heart of Philadelphia
Join Young Friends Today
Young Friends benefits are available exclusively to Museum members. First select a membership level and check Young Friends under Enhancements ($50 for Individual enhancement; $100 for Dual). Already a Museum member? Call us at 215-684-7840 to add Young Friends benefits.
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Upcoming Programs & Events
Want to know what’s in store for Young Friends? Then check out our
Muses in Dance
Friday, February 22, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Take a tour through the galleries with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers before enjoying free drinks with the Young Friends of the Ballet.
Curated Cocktails: Break the Mold
Friday, March 15, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Get fired up for spring with a behind-the-scenes tour of our European and Decorative Arts storage followed by a sculpting lesson with the Clay Studio and complimentary drinks.
Secret Garden Open House
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Escape the city for an afternoon at Cedar Grove. BYO picnic, play garden games, and learn about our Young Friends program.
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How do I join?
What are Friends groups?
, call 215-684-7840 during regular business hours, or visit any Visitor Services desk at the Museum. Already a Museum member? Call us at 215-684-7840 to add Young Friends benefits.
How does my Young Friends membership support the Museum?
receive additional membership benefits catered to your interests. For more information, contact Member Services at
Your membership contributions help fund a wide range of programs, including elementary school field trips, art conservation, veteran programs, and more.
Is the Young Friends enhancement tax deductible? What about tickets to fund-raisers like Fall into Art?
Yes, all but $5 of your Young Friends enhancement is tax deductible. A portion of all Fall into Art tickets are tax deductible. Attendees receive tax receipts following each event.
What is an Individual Young Friend enhancement? A Dual Young Friend enhancement?
An Individual Young Friend enhancement provides benefits for one adult. A Dual Young Friend enhancement provides benefits for two adults. Members at the Member Plus level or higher are able to select either an Individual or Dual Young Friends enhancement. If you choose an Individual enhancement, please identify which person on the membership will receive benefits.
Can I give a Young Friends enhancement as a gift?
Yes, you can give a Museum gift membership with a Young Friends enhancement at the member level or higher. Call Member Services at
215-684-7840 to arrange.
How often are there Young Friends programs? How do I hear about them?
We host Young Friends programs or events throughout the year. All upcoming programs are listed on this webpage as well as in e-newsletters, the What’s On guide, and the For Members calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram @pmayoungfriends.
For more information, please contact Young Friends by phone at 215-684-7858 or by e-mail at .