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Group & School Visits

Everything you need to know about booking a group visit or guided tour.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, school visits have been suspended.
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Masked visitors in lobby purchasing admission and getting their tickets scanned by museum staff

Self-Guided Visits (15 or more guests)

Thursday–Sunday, 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Experience our iconic building with new spaces designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of exploring on your own, with shopping and dining options to complete your visit.

Guided Group Tours (6–20 guests)

Thursday–Sunday

Enjoy guided tours about the collection or special exhibitions.

Themed Collection Tours

Highlights of the Museum
Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the museum’s most renowned treasures.

Early American Art, 1650 to 1850
Go on a guided tour of our new galleries of Early American art. Discover how Philadelphia became the young nation’s cultural capital, and learn how Black, Indigenous, and Latin American artists contributed to the development of American art.

Impressionism and Beyond
See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.

Rodin’s Hands
Experience one of the world’s greatest collections of work by sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Private Guided Tours (up to 5 guests)

Thursday–Sunday

Book a private tour for you and four guests. Offered Thursday–Sunday, subject to availability. Tour must be booked in advance online.

Masked visitors in the museum's Great Stair Hall

Things to Know

What is included when I book a guided tour?

  • Price includes general admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum for two consecutive days. After your guided collection or exhibition tour in the main building, head down the Parkway and explore on your own at the Rodin Museum. Present your tickets for same-day or next-day admission. No reservations required.

Group Visit Policies & Tips

When you book a self-guided experience

  • If you do not see a slot for your desired time or group size, it is not available. Please check for other options.
  • Two groups of 15–25 individuals per entry block permitted.
  • If your group is larger than 50, reserve more than one time slot. If both time slots are unavailable, kindly check other possible days or times.
  • Although groups are permitted to enter together, we ask they break into smaller units (ideally 5 people) while traveling through the museum.
  • Please check our Tips & Policies page for guidance on making the most of your experience
  • If you have accessibility needs, please contact VisitorServices@philamuseum.org.
  • Foreign-language guided tours are not available, but an audio guide of museum highlights is available in seven languages at any Visitor Services Desk.

When you arrive at the museum

  • Self-guided groups: Enter the museum’s North Entrance, located just off the intersection of 25th Street and Kelly Drive. Bus drop-off zones are located here. Have your tickets ready to be scanned at our access point.
  • Guided group tours: Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of your tour; this will ensure your tour starts on time. Enter the museum’s West Entrance, and head to the East Lobby to meet your tour guide.
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  • Large bags, food and beverage are not allowed in the galleries, please leave these items behind, or store them in our complementary coat check.
  • Accessible entrances and elevators are available.
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  • Bus tours: There is no holding zone for busses. Alternate bus parking available at Sedgley Drive. (Directions: Drop passengers off outside the North Entrance. At the traffic light, turn left onto Kelly Drive. At second traffic light, turn right onto Sedgley Drive.)
Rodin Museum
  • When you arrive for your tour, please make your way to our Visitor Center, located at the entry way of the museum. There you will check in and meet your guide.
  • Bus drop-off available in rear of building off 22nd Street, no bus holding available at Rodin Museum, please see above guidance for Sedgley Drive parking.
  • Please check our Tips & Policies page for guidance on making the most of your experience.
School group interacting with an art installation

School Visits

As we build back museum operations, we are offering limited in-person classes and virtual lessons for school groups. Please fill out the request form for your desired program, linked below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

In-Person Lesson Request Form
Virtual Lesson Request Form