Group & School Visits

Here’s everything you need to know about booking a group visit or personal tour or arranging a school visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and the Fairmount Park historic houses.

Book a Group Visit or a Personal Tour

If you would like to visit with a group of 15 or more or are interested in a personal tour, you must book a month in advance. You can do this one of three ways:

Before you book, please review our rates, policies and tips, and dining packages.

Group Rates (15 or more people)

Self-Guided Tours

Includes general admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum for two consecutive days

GroupPrice
Adults$20
Seniors (65 & over)$18
Students (with valid ID)$14
Free general admission for bus driver and one escort

Guided Tours

Includes general admission the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum for two consecutive days as well as a one-hour tour led by a museum guide

GroupPrice
Adults$28
Seniors (65 & over)$26
Students (13–18)$22
Free general admission for bus driver and one escort

Rodin Museum Tours

See the work of French artist Auguste Rodin, regarded as the father of modern sculpture.

GroupPrice
Admission per person$12

Historic House Tours

Explore the history of the Fairmount Park historic houses, among the most significant collection of early American homes in the United States.

GroupPrice
Admission per person, per house$12

Holidays in Fairmount Park

Tour Fairmount Park historic houses decorated for the holiday season.

GroupPrice
Admission per person, per house$12

Fairmount Park Bus Tours

Visit one of the largest urban parks in the country with trained guides. See seven historic houses and learn about the vast history of the park.

GroupPrice
Admission per person, per bus tour$12

Personal Tour Rates (up to 15 people)

Includes general admission and a one-hour personal tour

GroupPrice
Up to 8 guests$250
Members$200
Per person, additional guests (up to 15)$30

Group Visit Policies & Tips

When you book

  • You will receive a confirmation letter once your group visit is booked. A $100 deposit is due within two weeks of receiving this letter.
  • Your group tour package must be paid in full before the group’s visit.

When you arrive at the Museum

  • Groups should enter through the main building’s West Entrance and meet in Lenfest Hall to begin their tour unless noted otherwise in your confirmation letter.
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  • An accessible entrance and elevators are available at the main building.
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  • Complimentary admission to our main building is provided for the bus driver and one escort.
  • For historic house guided tours, arrive at the main building’s West Entrance. A museum guide will join you and direct your bus through Fairmount Park, where the historic houses are located.
  • We recommend you use the restrooms inside the main building before departing for the historic houses. Restrooms at the historic houses are not wheelchair accessible and are not available for groups.

Group Dining Packages

Add one of these dining options prepared by the Constellation Culinary Group to your group tour. All menus require a minimum of 15 guests. Other menu options are available upon request. Menus and prices are subject to change.

A 15% gratuity will be added to the total cost of food service. Bottled beverages, beer, and wine are available at an additional charge. Private room fees may apply.

Book a School Visit

Expand your students’ studies beyond the classroom by scheduling a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. We offer tours, programs, and materials for students in preschool through high school. We also offer college group tours.

Preschool & K–12 Classes

Before booking your class visit, please review our hours, rates, lessons, and policies. Read additional tips about what to expect before, during, and after your school visit. Or download our school visit guide.

Registration for school visits begins in September. We suggest you register early as programs fill quickly. School visits must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

If you have additional questions, call our Education department at 215-684-7580 or e-mail at educate@philamuseum.org.

School Visit Hours

You may schedule a self-guided or guided tour for your class:

  • Self-guided tours available Tuesday–Friday, noon–5:00 p.m.
  • Guided tours for K–12 classes available Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

School Visit Rates

Student admission fees are due upon arrival. Membership and other discounts do not apply to school programs admissions.

Preschool program (Museum Looks and Picture Books)

GroupPrice
Class$100

K–12 programs

GroupPrice
Philadelphia public and charter schoolsFree
Philadelphia private and parochial schools, per students$5
All other schools, per students$7

Tours of the Rodin Museum

GroupPrice
Guided toursSame as rates for Philadelphia Museum of Art
Unguided tours, per person$5

All required chaperones (including teachers) are admitted free. We cannot accommodate more than the required number of chaperones on a guided tour.

  • Preschool: 1 adult chaperone per 5 students
  • Grades K–12: 1 adult chaperone per 10 students
  • Extra adults: $16 each

School Visit Lessons

You must select a lesson topic in order to book your visit. School visits are based on lesson topics for your students’ grade level and interests. Lessons are led by museum educators. During a lesson, students visit several galleries, explore works of art with their classmates, and discuss what they see and think. Depending on the lesson, students might also draw, write, or play a game.
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Our programs are available to and inclusive of all students. We can make accommodations for students with mobility, hearing, visual, or intellectual disabilities and sensory sensitivities. When scheduling your visit, please let us know your students’ needs. Our lunch and restroom facilities are accessible for students with limited mobility.
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Plan Your School Visit

Before you book

  • Registrations for school visits start in September. Register early as programs fill quickly. We book requests in the order they are received.
  • Have two dates in mind in case your desired date is already booked.
  • Teachers and/or school administrators are required to book a visit: 1 adult chaperone per 5 preschool students; 1 adult chaperone per 10 students in K–12
  • All required chaperones including teachers are admitted free. Additional adult chaperones can be admitted to self-tour at a rate of $16 each.
  • You must select one of our museum lesson topics.
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Book your class visit

  • Call 215-684-7580, email educate@philamuseum.org, or submit this online form at least two weeks before your visit.
  • Please provide the total number of students and chaperones attending, the students’ grade level, and your desired museum lesson topic.
  • If you would like to reserve our student lunchroom, let us know at time of booking. Space is limited. Students must bring their own disposable lunch.

Before you arrive

  • Review your booking confirmation letter, which contains the visit itinerary and policies. Share this information with your chaperones and make sure they understand our visitor policies.
  • Request an educator’s pass and visit the museum before your class visit. Teachers with a confirmed booking are eligible to receive this pass, which gives one-time free admission to the museum.
  • Prepare for your visit by checking out our pre- and post-visit activities online or visiting our Wachovia Education Resource Center in person to borrow posters, DVDs, and other teaching materials.

When you arrive

  • Arrive no more than 20 minutes before your scheduled start time so your group can be checked in.
  • Buses will be directed by Security to a drop-off location. Onsite parking is not available.
  • Your group will be greeted by a museum staff member who will assist you with check-in.
  • Lessons begin at their scheduled start time. If your group arrives late, the lesson time will be shortened.
  • Student groups are welcome to visit any of our museum stores with their chaperones.

College Students

We also offer college group tours of the galleries. Self-guided and guided tours with a knowledgeable museum staff member are available. College tours should be booked in advance by calling our Education department at 215-684-7580.

Guided Tours

  • Available Tuesday–Friday, noon–4:00 p.m.
  • Rate: $75 lecture fee plus $12 admission per student with valid ID
  • Must be booked at least one month in advance and are subject to staff availability

Self-Guided Tours

  • Available during standard public hours
  • Rate: $12 admission fee per student with valid ID
  • Must be booked at least two weeks in advance