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Course Locations

In order to make the courses more conveniently available to residents of various sections of the city and region, the Institute holds them at a variety of locations. The following Institutions have generously allowed the use of their facilities.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is located at 19th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia. SEPTA bus 32 stops directly in front of the Academy and buses 33 and 48 have stops nearby. Please use the 19th Street entrance for access to the class. (215-299-1000 ;

The American Philosophical Society Museum is located at 104 South 5th Street, adjacent to Independence Hall. It is easily accessible from buses 9, 12, 21, 42 and 57 and the Market-Frankford blue line stop at 5th and Market Streets. (215-701-4421;

Falls of Schuylkill Neighborhood Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 3501 Midvale Avenue (at Warden Drive). It is easily accessible from buses 31, 62, K, R and regional rail lines Norristown/Manayunk and Chestnut Hill West.

(215-685-2093; Falls of Schuylkill Branch)

The Fishtown Community Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 1217 East Montgomery Ave. (at Flora St. ) just north of Girard Ave. It is easily accessible from buses 5, 15, and 25 and from the Girard stop of the Market/Frankford El.

(215-685-9990 ; Fishtown Community Branch)

The Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 18 S. 7th Street on the west side, below Market Street. It is easily accessible from the 21 and 42 buses on Chestnut Street and the 47 bus, which stops at 7th and Market Streets. The Market-Frankford blue line stops at 8th and Market Streets.

(215-685-1633 ; Independence Branch)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is loacted at 118 N. Broad Street (between Arch and Race Streets). (215-972-7600 ;

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is located at 100 N. 20th Street (at the corner of 20th and Arch Streets), Philadelphia. The 33, 38, and 48 buses all stop nearby. (215-988-8800 ;

The Philadelphia City Institute Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 1905 Locust Street on the east side of Rittenhouse Square.  The 2, 17, 21, 39, 42, and 90 buses all have stops nearby. 

(215-685-6621; Philadelphia City Institute Branch)

Saint Joseph's University, Science Center is located at City Avenue and Lapsley Lane, Philadelphia. The 65 and 44 buses have stops on campus, and SEPTA Regional Rail stops at Overbook Station, less than a mile from the center of campus. (

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is located at 33rd and Spruce Streets. The course entrance is at the east end of the building next to the garage. The 40 bus stops in front of the Museum, and the 30, 42 and 90 buses have stops nearby. The Regional Rail’s University City Station is also close to the Museum. (215-898-4000 ;

The Wynnefield Branch of the Free Library is located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia. This branch is to the east of City Line Avenue, near Saint Joseph’s University. The 44, 52, and 65 buses stop nearby.

(215-685-0298 ; Wynnefield Branch)