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College programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are designed to appeal to a diverse audience of students, from groups of friends on a weekend visit to specific classes on organized academic tours.

Museum Studies Internship Program

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive, international pool of candidates.

College Tours

The Museum encourages college group tours of the galleries. Self-guided tours are an easy way to transfer an established classroom dynamic to a new and exciting learning environment. Knowledgeable Museum staff members are also available for guided tours that can address a wide range of curricular topics.

Please book in advance. Prearranging your tour will expedite the admissions process. For reservations, please call 215-684-7580.

  • Museum Staff-Led Tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, 12:00–4:00 p.m. There is a $75 lecture fee plus $12 admission per student with valid ID. These tours must be booked at least one month in advance and are subject to staff availability.
  • Self-Guided Tours are offered Tuesdays through Sundays, 12:00–4:00 p.m. There is a $12 admission fee per student with valid ID. These tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Join over 2,000 national and international students for a day of exhibitions, special programs, and tours at some of the city’s most exciting cultural centers.

This year's CollegeFest is Saturday, September 27, 2014 >>

CollegeFest 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free admission for college students with valid ID

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be participating in the annual CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. Now in its 28th year, CollegeFest is a daylong festival that offers college students (with valid college ID) free general admission to cultural institutions throughout the city, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Students visiting the Museum during CollegeFest can stroll through more than 200 galleries and take in the Museum’s extraordinary permanent collection including masterpieces by Monet and Cézanne to Brancusi and Duchamp. Stop by the Perelman building to see the exhibition Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love.

At the Rodin Museum, students can download an interactive app and enjoy the gardens and Museum.

For those interested in visiting the Museum year round, discounted memberships are available for full-time students.


Explore themes in selected works of art through papers and texts as presented by leading art historians and conservators.

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Dina Wind Power of Art Conversation: The Digital Experience
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Join Museum Director Timothy Rub, Lucy Schwartz of Google Art, and artist Mark Tribe, founder of Rhizome, and Erica Battle, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, as they discuss art in the digital age. This lecture is a Power of Art program, sponsored by The Wind Foundation.

A Conversation with Dave Heath
Saturday, September 19, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Honickman and Berman Galleries, ground floor
Free after admission
Seating is limited.

Photographer Dave Heath’s sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope reveal him to be one of the most original photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Join Dave Heath; Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Keith Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, for an illuminating discussion of the artist’s work.


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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