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.


NLM reopens with a brand new exhibition focusing on freedom

NLM's newest exhibition explores what freedom means through a diverse collection of work from more than 50 Philadelphia artists. The Opening Weekend is October 16-18, 10AM-7PM. Museum members are invited to see it early.

Learn more and purchase your time tickets now.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.

Join us for NLM's Virtual Gala & Glass Auction

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It's the National Liberty Museum's 20th birthday, and we're marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities.

Learn more and purchase your tickets now.


Although the National Liberty Museum is reopening, we will continue to offer varied and engaging digital experiences for those of you who are not quite ready to return to the Museum in person. Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun, engaging, and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty to adult audiences.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

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Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.