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.

 

 

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

Screening of Landfill Harmonic, Friday, May 18, 6:30pm

In keeping with the theme of our current Sound + Vision Exhibit, NLM is screening Landfill Harmonic, the inspiring story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film follows the orchestra's rise to fame, and their remarkable courage and perseverance as their already struggling community faces significant obstacles, including a natural disaster.
Learn more.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

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. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more