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Effective March 5, 2022, the museum is not requiring proof of vaccination, and mask wearing is optional. We continue to be guided by public health experts and will modify our policies if necessary.

As we build back museum operations that have been reduced over the course of the pandemic, we are offering limited in-person classes for school groups. Please fill out an In-Person Lesson Request Form, linked below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Lesson Length

K–3rd grade: 60 minutes
4th–12th grade: 60 minutes to 90 minutes


Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools: Free
Philadelphia independent and parochial schools -$6 per student
All other schools-$8 per student
One chaperone per 10 students is admitted for Free
Extra chaperone $10 per person

K–3 Collection Tours

These lessons are intended for younger students. Museum tours are designed as interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities, including discussions, worksheets, and small group work. Expect to visit approximately three to five galleries during your tour.

Standards Alignment for School Tours >>

  • Around the World

    Take a trip around the world with art as your guide. Students explore the art of several cultures as they journey through the Museum’s period rooms and galleries. Tell us the country you are studying, and we will make sure to visit a related gallery.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • People, Places, and Things

    Artists often take inspiration from the people, places, and things around them. During this lesson, students explore portraits, still lifes, and landscapes while thinking about how artists express their ideas and feelings about the world around them.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • Learning to Look

    How can we learn to see more when we look at art? This lesson leads students to become better observers of both art and the world around them through looking, describing, imagining, and responding. Drawing and writing activities are adapted for students’ grade level.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • Stories in Art (grades 1–3)

    Sometimes when art speaks, you want to talk back. Students join the conversation and discover a wealth of stories art can tell as they explore paintings, decorative arts, and sculptures through a variety of structured looking, writing, and role-playing activities.
    Pre-Visit Guide

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