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Group Visits Suspended Until Further Notice

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, all group visits are suspended until further notice. We are developing virtual experiences for students and school groups so please check back soon for updates.

Preschool Groups

Museum Looks and Picture Books

This program is especially for preschool groups with students ages 3–5. The program introduces the Museum and art concepts to young children through developmentally appropriate activities. During the 1 1/2-hour program, students have a picture book read to them in the galleries, explore works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home. Visiting schools receive preparatory materials, including the selected picture book to read to students and to become a permanent part of the school library.

Cost: $100 per class. Class size is limited to twenty students. Groups with more than twenty students must register for two classes. Two classes can be accommodated on one day. Please bring one chaperone for every five students. Classes run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fee includes art materials and instructional hour. To register, call 215-684-7580.

Books and Lessons for 2019–20 School Year

  • October–November 2019
    Theme: Nature and Art

    Book: Hank’s Big Day: The Story of a Bug by Evan Kuhlman
    Museum Tour: Nature Exploration
    Art Project: Nature Paintings
  • December 2019–January 2020
    Theme: Shapes and More Shapes!

    Book: Windblown by Édouard Manceau
    Museum Tour: Shapes All Around
    Art Project: Shape Sculptures
  • February–March 2020
    Theme: Opposites

    Book: Round Trip by Ann Jonas
    Museum Tour: Opposites in the Museum
    Art Project: Mixed Media Pop-Ups
  • April–May 2020
    Theme: Colors in Our World

    Book: What’s Red? by Suzanne Gottlieb
    Museum Tour: Color Extravaganza
    Art Project: Color Collages
  • June 2020
    Theme: Textures

    Book: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
    Museum Tour: Textures in Art
    Art Project: Recycled Weavings

For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580 or by e-mail at .