Student Group Tours

We bring your students a learning experience grounded in their everyday lives showing them new ways to explore the world around them, learn about themselves and their community, and take part in shaping the future.

The four themes your students will explore on their tour include appreciating diversity, resolving conflicts respectfully, balancing rights with responsibilities and heroes of liberty from all walks of life. Our tour also draws on five character strengths that build leadership – empathy, responsibility, respect, integrity, and courage.

NLM tour content is aligned with PennsylvaniaNew Jersey, and national Common Core education standards. You can further tailor your students’ experience by using our pre- and post-visit lesson plans to focus on a specific topic, character strength, or theme.

 

Tour Options and Rates

90-Minute Tour

Using the museum’s inspiring art collection, compelling stories, and a variety of teaching and learning strategies, our Museum educators will guide your group on an exploration of the museum’s galleries, as we explore the big ideas that shape liberty.

  • Group size: Maximum 100 people (excluding chaperones); minimum 10* people
  • Rates: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students
    One adult for every 10 students is free.
  • Tour hours: 7 days a week, 10am-3:30pm
    *For groups smaller than 10 people, please contact the Museum.

Liberty Walking Group Tour

The Liberty Walking Group Tour is a 90-minute guided experience that explores over twenty Philadelphia historic sites while telling the stories of both famous and hidden Heroes of Liberty.

  • Group size: Maximum 60 people (excluding chaperones); minimum 10 people
  • Rates: $8 adults, $9 students
    One adult for every 10 students is free.
  • Tour hours: 7 days a week, 10am-3:30pm

120-Minute Learning Experience

A Museum Learning Experience (MLX) combines a tour with an in-depth, classroom-style workshop, incorporating writing, role-playing, crafts, and other activities. All MLX workshops are designed specifically for the participating grade level. See all MLX options.

  • Group size: Maximum 60 people (excluding chaperones); minimum 10 people
  • Rates: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $10 students
    One adult for every 10 students is free.
  • Tour hours: 10am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday from October to March. For all other dates and months, please contact the Museum directly to make arrangements.

NLM/Big Bus Tour Package

Your experience will start at 5th and market Streets with a 90-minute narrator-guided Big Bus tour of Philadelphia sites. Your group will be dropped off directly at NLM for a 60-minute tour of the Museum led by our professional educators.

  • Group size: Maximum 100 people (excluding chaperones); minimum 45 people
  • Rates: $22 adults, $20 students
    One adult for every 10 students is free.
  • Tour hours: 7 days a week; 10am-3:30pm

Reservation Form
To schedule a tour please complete and submit the form below. Submission of this form does NOT confirm your visit. You will receive an email confirmation and payment request once your tour has been booked.

 

 

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service.

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SPACELAB EXHIBIT

SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown – outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. Learn more.

Interstellar Stitch Workshop with Escape Threads

In conjunction with NLM's SPACELAB Exhibit, on Thursday evening, August 23, Philadelphia-based artist Danielle Conyers of Escape Threads will lead an embroidery workshop to create a one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn pulsar map on a wood hoop canvas. No previous stitching knowledge is necessary. Learn more and register today.

FPRI to host a conversation about Russia

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank that brings the insights of scholarship to America’s foreign policies, kicks off its 2018 fall/winter series of events at the NLM on Thursday, September 6 with a conversation on the Putin regime and political murder in Russia. Learn more and register today.