Group & School Visits

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

Visitors exploring the galleries

Book a Group Visit or a Personal Tour

Feel inspired with a group visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, or the Fairmount Park Houses. Book a visit for a group of 15 people or more or a guided tour for a group of any size via the options listed below at least one month in advance. Before booking, please review our rates, policies and tips, and dining packages.

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Teachers: Interested in booking a visit for your K–12 school group? Check out our overview and then submit this online form at least two weeks before your visit.

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

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

Rodin Museum

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

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.

Holidays in Fairmount Park

Tour Fairmount Park historic houses decorated for the holiday season.

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.

Personal Tour Rates

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Includes general admission and a one-hour personal tour

Rodin Museum

Includes Rodin Museum admission and a one-hour personal tour

Two visitors admiring an artwork

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

  • Your group should enter through the main building’s North Entrance and meet in the lobby to begin your 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 groups of 15–30 people.
  • For historic house guided tours, arrive at the main building’s North 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.

School group interacting with an art installation

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 tours for college students.

Preschool & K–12 Classes

Before booking your class visit, please review our hours, rates, lessons, and policies. Check out these instructions on how to arrange your trip and 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)

K–12 programs

Tours of the Rodin Museum

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: $20 each for Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building / $8 each for Rodin Museum

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 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 $20 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.
  • During the 2019–20 school year, we will not have lunch facilities for school groups.

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. (Self-touring is permitted after your gallery lesson.)
  • Buses will be directed by Security to a drop-off location (North Entrance). 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 on a tour of the galleries

College Students

Enhance the college experience with a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Rodin Museum. We can help you arrange a self-guided tour or a guided tour with a knowledgeable museum staff member. College tours should be booked in advance: at least two weeks in advance for self-guided tours and at least one month in advance for guided tours.

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Self-Guided Tours

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

Guided Tours

  • 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