Read & Romp

How do you explain a big idea like liberty to little learners? Put it into a story hour!

Our Read & Romp programs introduce children ages 2-6 to the same four core Museum themes found in our guided tour. Little learners will explore big ideas like appreciating diversity, resolving conflicts respectfully, balancing rights with responsibilities, and becoming heroes of liberty through picture books that champion heroic character traits like empathy, responsibility, and respect. Your students will enjoy a full hour of storytelling, art, music, and dance that not only supports the development of proud and confident children, but also gives your little learners the social and emotional learning tools they need to become young heroes!

To experience Read & Romp in the Museum’s galleries, join us every other Monday from January through May 2020 from 10:30-11:30am! Read & Romp is FREE with general Museum admission. If you are interested in bringing a group to one or more, please call our Education Team at 215-925-2800, ext. 111 or email us at You can view the full schedule here.

To experience Read & Romp outside the Museum, join us on select dates at The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Interested families can register at the Kroc Center Welcome Desk located at 4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129. For more information and to view a full schedule, click here.


Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

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

Read & 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.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

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