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2022 Best Free Immersive Experience

The Universal Sphere

Make a reservation for the Universal Sphere in the upper lobby of the Comcast Technology Center. It looks like a mini EPCOT globe from the outside, and you step in for a dome theater experience that kind of feels like a ride. It’s hard to explain, but it’s only seven minutes long, so you’ve got time. Read More »

1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2017 Best Reason to Go to the Library

Musical Instrument Collection at the Free Library

Thanks to an innovative new program at the Central branch, you can check out all sorts of musical instruments for three weeks, for free. One of our editors borrowed a ukulele, a bass guitar, and a Fender Stratocaster with a surprisingly loud amp. Our apologies to the neighbors. Read More »

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-686-5322 | Website

2015 Best Freebie Culture

Institute of Contemporary Art

You can now visit the place that first exhibited the art of folks like Andy Warhol and Laurie Anderson for free, thanks to a generous grant. The ICA has no permanent collection; instead it hosts up to 12 new shows each year, so you can continue to expose yourself to the rising stars of the contemporary genre without spending a dime. Read More »

118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-898-7108 | Website