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Group & School Visits

Everything you need to know about booking a group visit
or private guided tour.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, school visits have been suspended.
View virtual school offerings.

Masked visitors in lobby purchasing admission and getting their tickets scanned by museum staff

Self-Guided Visits (15 or more guests)

Thursday–Sunday, 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Experience our iconic building with new spaces designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of exploring on your own, with shopping and dining options to complete your visit.

Includes general admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum for two consecutive days. After exploring our landmark main building, head over to the nearby Rodin Museum. Present your tickets for same day or next day admission. No reservations required.

Please note: This offer is not available for K–12 groups. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all school visits have been suspended. However, we have lots of virtual lessons.

Private Guided Tours (up to 5 guests)

Thursday–Sunday

Book a private collection tour for you and four guests. Offered Thursday–Sunday, subject to availability. Tour must be booked in advance online.

Guided Group Tours (15 or more guests)

Coming Soon

Enjoy a guided tour of museum highlights or special exhibitions. Includes general admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum for two consecutive days.

Masked visitors in the museum's Great Stair Hall

Group Visit Policies & Tips

When you book

  • If you do not see a slot for your desired time or group size, it is not available. Please check for other options.
  • Two groups of 15–25 individuals per entry block permitted.
  • If your group is larger than 50, reserve more than one time slot. If both time slots are unavailable, kindly check other possible days or times.
  • Although groups are permitted to enter together, we ask they break into smaller units (ideally 5 people) while traveling through the museum.
  • If you have accessibility needs, please contact AccessProg@philamuseum.org.
  • Foreign-language guided tours are not available but an audio guide of museum highlights is available in seven languages at any Visitor Services Desk.

When you arrive at the museum

  • Self-guided groups: Enter the museum’s North or West Entrance (the East Entrance is closed). Have your tickets ready to be scanned at our access point.
  • Guided group tours: Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of your tour; this will ensure your tour starts on time. Enter the museum’s West Entrance, and head to the East Lobby to meet your tour guide.
    View museum map & guide
  • Accessible entrances and elevators are available.
    View accessibility services
  • Bus tours: There is no holding zone for busses. Alternate bus parking available at Sedgley Drive. (Directions: Drop passengers off outside the North Entrance. At the traffic light, turn left onto Kelly Drive. At second traffic light, turn right onto Sedgley Drive.)
School group interacting with an art installation

School Visits

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, all school group visits are suspended until further notice. However, we have lots of virtual lessons for K–12 school groups.