The APS campus is comprised of four buildings:
- Benjamin Franklin Hall (427 Chestnut Street)
contains an auditorium and is the site of most major events including APS meetings
- Library Hall (105 South Fifth Street)
contains the world-renowned APS research library
- Philosophical Hall (104 South Fifth Street)
contains the APS Museum Galleries and administrative offices
- Richardson Hall (431 Chestnut Street)
contains Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS) and APS Museum administrative offices
While there is no on-site parking at the APS, a number of garages and lots can be found in close proximity and on-street parking may be available to the south. Please use the links to the individual buildings for specific directions from your location.
Philadelphia is served by Amtrak which operates rail service along the Northeast Corridor (Boston to Washington and Atlantic City, N.J. to Harrisburg, Pa.). Inter-city service is provided to many points south and west. The Amtrak Station in Philadelphia is located at 30th and Market Streets, which is a convenient hub for public transit.
For intercity travel, the Greyhound Terminal is located at 10th and Filbert Streets, within walking distance of the APS: walk two blocks south to Chestnut Street and five blocks east to 5th Street.
By public transit
SEPTA offers "regional rail" lines that connect the city and many of its Pennsylvania suburbs, and PATCO offers a similar service for many of the New Jersey suburbs. SEPTA also operates streetcars and elevated trains throughout the city. The most convenient El line to the APS is the Market-Frankfort Line, which stops at 5th and Market Streets, one block north of the APS. The Phlash is another bus service connecting several attractions throughout the city.