How it Works

Using the Cultural Passport

Welcome to Drexel University — and to Philadelphia! Your Drexel University Cultural Passport is a unique and valuable resource, opening the cultural richness of a great city to you. It can be used in several ways to enhance your freshman experience.

At Museums

For one free admission, bring your passport to the admissions desk of the participating institution and present it along with your Drexel ID. The admissions clerk will stamp your passport and you will be given free entry. All subsequent admissions to that institution will be at the posted price for students.

At Performance Venues

For one free ticket, visit prior to the day of the performance, click the “Get Tickets” button to access the calendar, and select an event. Log in using your Drexel student ID number and username. If your login is successful, the “Send Your Booking” button will appear. Press it to book your ticket. You’ll receive an e-mail confirmation.

On the day of the event, bring your Passport and student ID to the box office. There you will be issued one free ticket.

All subsequent admissions to that performance venue will be at the posted price for college students, which is often half-price or less. Visit venue websites for more details.

Always Free

Your Passport includes details on some of the many Philadelphia museums and institutions are always free or suggest a small donation to visit. Check the “Always Free” page online or in your Cultural Passport to learn more and find museum hours and locations.

On Campus

If you’re short on time to indulge in culture around the city, take some time to stop by one of the galleries or exhibits on Drexel’s Main Campus. On campus, you’ll find everything from art and history exhibits to showcases of student work. Most galleries are open and available to stop by between classes while some activities, such as the Drexel Observatory, feature special periodic Open House nights. Turn to the “On Campus” pages here for more details on Drexel’s venues.

If you experience issues getting tickets, please contact Mary Sydnor.


Director of the Center for Cultural Outreach: Jason Wilson

Assistant Editor for the Center for Cultural Outreach: Mary Sydnor

Student Editor: Amanda Wagner

Web Developer: Chester Cunanan

Web Designer: Diane Pizzuto

About Us

The Drexel Cultural Passport website is rich with ticket information, cultural news, reviews, and commentaries written and edited by Drexel students. Visit often for up-to-date information on the latest exhibitions, performances, and events happening in Philadelphia’s cultural community.

If you’re a Drexel student and would like to write for the Cultural Passport site, please contact Amanda Wagner.