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Teacher Programs

Whether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum's Ticket Center at 215-235-7469
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.50 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.


Educator Discount

Teacher Workshop

K-12 Educators—we’ve got an offer just for you!

Save $30 on the membership of your choice (Member through Patron levels). You’ll enjoy a year of free access to the Museum, invites to members-only events, $10 guest passes, and discounts on programs, dining, and shopping. And don’t forget about all our fabulous teacher resources.

Offer valid in person at the Museum or by calling 215-684-7840. Teacher ID required.


Teacher Workshops

The Museum is dedicated to creative learning for teachers as well as students. Art ignites curiosity, fosters critical-thinking skills, and presents challenging, interdisciplinary, and engaging learning environments. In an effort to support arts integration in all classrooms, the Museum offers a wide variety of teacher resources and professional development experiences for educators of all subject areas. The Museum is an approved Art 48/continuing professional development provider for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Check each workshop description to see how many credit hours are available. Reservations must be made in advance for all workshops.

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Teacher Appreciation Morning
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Project Room

What better way to get in gear for the new school year than to find out what the PMA has to offer schools and teachers in 2016-17? Learn more about new special exhibitions, workshops, and opportunities while you enjoy coffee and pastries. Celebrate this presidential election year with a lecture on understanding our changing nation through American art by Matthew Palczynski, Independent Art History Lecturer and Educator. Then choose your own adventure, sampling a staff-led school tour, signing up for a membership with our brand new K-12 Educator Discount, registering your class for a field trip, or discussing ideas with our team of museum educators.

Teach | Lab
2 NJ or PA hours
Location: Studio 3/Student Lunchroom

Join us to experiment with original, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There's always something new at each session to test and adapt.

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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VAST - Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching

Each summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Education department offers K–12 teachers of all subject areas the chance to immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a classroom resource.

VAST is generously supported by the The Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundations.

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In-Service Workshops—at School or at the Museum

Explore how the arts can be a resource for teaching and learning. In-service workshops can take place at the Museum or at your school. Schedule a workshop that demonstrates how the arts can support Common Core Standards, how our online and print teaching resources can enrich social studies, language arts, and math curriculum, or request a customized workshop that fits your particular needs.

At the Museum

$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers
$400 for a 3-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers

At Your School

Within 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours, $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours, $500 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours, $650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers


For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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