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Look, Think, Imagine, Connect

Registration begins in September of each year. Register early as programs fill quickly; a minimum minimum of two weeks notice is required when making your appointment.

Plan your visit with these 5 easy steps

Step 1: Pick your Museum or virtual lesson topic.

Step 2: Have your information ready: lesson topic(s), number of students, several possible dates and times, lunch plans.

Step 3: Make your reservation: call 215-684-7333 or request online >>

Step 4: Prep your students for their Museum lesson: find online resources such as previsit lessons and an orientation video, or visit the Wachovia Education Resource Center in person to borrow posters, DVDs, and other teaching materials.

Step 5: Prep yourself for your Museum lesson: use the complimentary Educator Pass we send with your confirmation letter to visit.


Look. Learn. Discover.

School Group Visits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Guided tours: Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Unguided tours: Tuesday–Friday, noon–5:00 p.m.

Student Admission Fees (due upon arrival)

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Preschool program: $90 per class
    K–12 programs: $5 per student for Philadelphia public*, private, and parochial schools;
    $7 per student for all other schools

  • Rodin Museum
    Guided tours: same as rates for Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Unguided tours: $5 per person

Museum memberships do not apply to school programs admissions.

*Thanks to a grant, the Museum is able to offer free admission to a limited number of Philadelphia public school classes. Free admission will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


No students may tour the Museum unchaperoned. Student behavior in the Museum is the responsibility of the chaperones from your school. Please make sure all chaperones understand and are sympathetic to the Museum rules and regulations.

All required chaperones are admitted free.
  • Preschool: 1 adult per 5 students
  • Grades K-12: 1 adult per 10 students
Extra adults: $16 each
Please note: The Museum cannot accommodate more than the required number of chaperones on a guided tour.


All Museum programs are available to all students. Please inform the Museum of any special needs that your students may have when making your reservation. For those with physical disabilities, the Museum offers an accessible entrance, parking, elevators, and lunch and restroom facilities. Touch Tours are offered for students who are visually impaired and a wireless sound-enhancement system for those who are hearing impaired. Sign language interpreters are also available upon advance request.

Lunch Facilities

Brown-bag lunch facilities are available for K–12. Facilities are limited so reserve space when scheduling your visit.


School groups are permitted to shop in the main Museum Store. They may enter the store in groups of ten with a chaperone.

Educator's Pass

One free-admission educator's pass will be sent to teachers with a confirmed booking. Please use this pass to visit the Museum in preparation for your class's visit.


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time. Buses will be directed by Security to the appropriate parking space upon arrival. Student Center staff will welcome your group and escort you to the Van Pelt Auditorium where your lesson will begin. Groups will be admitted at their scheduled arrival time; late arrivals will result in shortened lessons. Groups intending to self-tour before their lesson will be admitted after groups with earlier appointments.


For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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