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What to expect during your visit >>

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

Plan your visit

Step 1: Pick your Museum lesson topic.

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

Step 3: Make your reservation: call or request online >>

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

Step 5: Check your confirmation and share the trip itinerary and responsibilities with your chaperones.


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 (Museum Looks and Picture Books): $100 per class
    K–12 programs: Philadelphia public and charter schools free
    Philadelphia private and parochial schools $6 per student
    All other schools $8 per student

  • Rodin Museum
    Guided tours: same as rates for Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Unguided tours: $6 per person

Museum memberships do not apply to school programs admissions.

Chaperones (all accompanying adults)

Chaperones are key participants in making students’ visits to the Museum as successful as possible. We appreciate the time and attention chaperoning requires. No students may tour the Museum without chaperones or teachers. Student behavior in the Museum is the responsibility of the chaperones and teachers from your school. Please make sure all adults in your group understand and are sympathetic to the Museum rules and regulations.

All required chaperones (including teachers) are admitted free.
  • Preschool: 1 adult per 5 students
  • Grades K-12: 1 adult per 10 students
Extra adults: $20 each for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building / $8 each for the Rodin Museum
Please note: The Museum cannot accommodate more than the required number of chaperones on a guided tour.


All Museum programs are available to and inclusive of all students. Please inform the Museum of any accomodations that your students may need when making your reservation. Accommodations include: American Sign Language interpreters, Assistive Listening Devices, materials in alternate formats including large print and braille, or touch tours for students with visual impairments. Restroom facilities are accessible for students with limited mobility. For students with sensory processing disorders, we offer tools and activities that are designed to facilitate their full participation.

Student Lunchroom

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


School groups are permitted to shop in the main Museum Store. They may enter the store in small groups with chaperoning adults.

Educator's Pass

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

K-12 Educators Membership

Save $30 on the membership of your choice (Member through Patron levels). You’ll enjoy a year of free access to the Museum, invites to members-only events, $10 guest passes, and discounts on programs, dining, and shopping. Offer valid in person at the Museum or by calling 215-684-7840. Teacher ID required.


Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time. Buses will be directed by Security to an appropriate drop-off location upon arrival. Student Center staff will welcome your group and assist you with the check in process. 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 The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580 or by e-mail at .