Educational Programming

Inspired by the Museum’s home in historic Old City Philadelphia, just down the street from Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell, our educational programming seeks to understand the roles people play in creating and sustaining liberty. You’ll learn how liberty works, what happens when it doesn’t, and explore your part in the story of liberty.

Liberty education presents a set of ideas and skills at the intersection of civics education and character education. It entails thinking critically about such topics as diversity, inclusion, identity, conflict resolution, communication, rights and responsibilities, social change, community outreach, advocacy, and character strengths.

Across all programs, when engaging with our curriculum, learners of all ages consider how their everyday actions enhance or detract from their own liberty, and the liberty of others. They discover the personal and social power of character strengths they already possess. They become empowered to make the changes they want to see in their communities and in the world.

Use the links below to learn about our array of educational tours and programs.

MLK Day “Give Back” Craft

Celebrate MLK Day by giving back to others! Stop by anytime on Monday, January 20 between 11am-3pm to create a fun craft in support of Enchanted Makeovers, an organization that nurtures women and children living in homeless shelters. We’ll be creating “hero capes” for children in these shelters to let them know they can be their own superhero. Admission on MLK Day is "Pay What You Wish." The suggested donation is the general admission price. This activity is included!

Learn more. Then, celebrate MLK Day at NLM.

NLM Family Fest

The National Liberty Museum invites visitors of all ages to join us on Sunday, January 26, for a day of fun activities that proves you’re never too young (or too old) to be a Liberty Hero! Includes a Scavenger Hunt, a Give Back Workshop, a trivia game, and much more. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will be available for the duration of the event. This event is included with general admission.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition

We Can Be Heroes is a multi-media art exhibition presented in conjunction with “Philly Loves Bowie Week" (PLBW) (Jan. 3-12). It is on display through Monday, February 3.

Learn more and visit soon.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries.

The Read & Romps for January through May 2020 have been announced. Check our events calendar for complete details.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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