Member Events

Members of Independence Seaport Museum receive express entry to the Museum and access to a variety of exclusive opportunities including special exhibition previews, family friendly events, member sails and enrichment programs, which provide both social and educational opportunities. Please check back frequently for updates.  

Please check your emails or contact our Membership Department at 215-413-8626 or to receive special promotional codes exclusively for Museum Members, for advanced tickets. 

Upcoming Member Events: 

Cruise the Schuylkill River and Tour Bartram's Garden 
Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift or just love being immersed in nature? Join us on Sunday, May 6 aboard the Liberty as we cruise down the Delaware and up the Schuylkill River to discover Bartram's Garden, a hidden jewel of the Fairmount Park System. Visit the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. 

This five hour excursion includes a 2 1/2 hour stop at Bartram's Garden with a guided tour of the recently restored Ann Bartram Carr garden. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in a natural meadow with amazing views of Philadelphia's skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail. 

A cash bar is available on board the Liberty serving beer, wine and mixed drinks during the cruise. One drink ticket per person is included. Seating is very limited, tickets will sell out quickly. 

For further information, call the Membership Department at 215-413-8626 during weekday business hours. 



Sail Philadelphia Paint Party
Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Join us during the Sail Philadelphia festival for a paint party! Painting sessions are fun art experiences to share, not fine art. Participate in an instructor led paint class (for all skill levels) or spread your artistic wings and create your own masterpiece. It's a colorful, casual atmosphere where you'll go home with a one-of-a-kind painting created by you. This class will provide all necessary supplies and be held on our second floor rotunda, offering an unparalleled view of the Tall Ships festival. Register now. Space is limited! 



Coffee with the Captain
Friday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Join us during the Sail Philadelphia Festival on Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. for an exclusive meet and greet with the Captain of the Spirit of Bermuda. Captain Michael Moreland will regal us with stories and provide us with in-depth information about his ship while we enjoy breakfast pastries and coffee. This is exclusively for members and their guests, only. Register now, space is limited!