Your tour will begin at our exact replica of the Liberty Bell where students will hear the same sound that once rang out from the original Bell, just two blocks from where they are standing. This historic note sets the tone for students to explore how liberty comes to life through their actions. Throughout the tour our educators lead students through an exploration of the Museum’s art collections and exhibits, engaging them with the content in fun and creative ways. They will also explore our glass art collection and discover that liberty and freedom (like glass!) are strong and beautiful, yet fragile. For more information see our Educational Resources.
While the tour can stand alone as a valuable experience for your students, their learning is enhanced when you use our pre- and post-visit lesson plans in your classroom. See our Educational Resources.
Based on their review of our certificates of insurance, the Office of Risk Management (ORM) for the School District of Philadelphia has determined that we are in compliance with the School District’s requirements and has approved field trip activities at our facility for insurance and risk issues.
We will assign one Museum Educator per 20-25 students/group members. For example, if you are bringing a group of 80 students, they will be divided into four groups, and one educator will guide each group through the Museum. We will communicate with you prior to your tour to determine the number of groups needed. Because you know your group members best, it is often helpful if you assign groups prior to arriving at the Museum, being sure to keep group sizes approximately the same.
Your tour will be confirmed when we receive your signed contract and a deposit by the due-date listed on the contract. Deposits are non-refundable. Full payment is due prior to or upon your arrival.
Cancellations: Please notify us immediately if you need to cancel your group’s scheduled guided tour. If you cancel your tour, any payment you have made will be applied as credit to a future visit or credit in our Museum Store.
Changes: Please notify us immediately if you need to change your tour date, tour time or if your group changes in size by more than 5 people. We will make every effort to accommodate your changes. If your change results in an over-payment, we will apply the excess to a future visit or as credit in our Museum Store. If your change results in an underpayment, the additional amount will be due upon your arrival.
Late Arrivals: Please make every effort to arrive on time. Due to limited space in our entry areas, tour groups arriving early may be asked to wait outside the Museum until their scheduled tour time. If your group arrives late, we may not be able to extend your tour past the previously scheduled departure time, although we will make an effort to do so if possible. If your group is unavoidably delayed, please notify us immediately with your estimated time of arrival so that we can best prepare to accommodate your group. You may do this by calling the Admission Desk at 215-925-2800, ext. 130.
We know that a visit to our Museum is a very valuable and educational experience for students. To help you arrange a trip for your class, we are offering two special reduced cost tour opportunities. Please read below and contact the person listed.
Title I Discount
We are offering reduced rates to any Title I school that books a standard tour or MLX tour. This reduced rate offer is limited, so be sure to contact us today! Email Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-925-2800, x129.
Title 1 Tour Rates
90-Minute Tour: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $2 students.
120-Minute MLX (Museum Learning Experience):
$7 adults, $6 seniors, $7 students.
Both options include one complimentary adult admission for every 10 students. Teachers are always free.
First-Time School or Group Booking – Receive 20% Off
20% off your first visit to NLM! If your school or group has never visited the National Liberty Museum, now is the time. Book your first visit to NLM any time before June 30, 2018, and receive 20% off a standard museum tour or MLX tour.
To learn more about our tour schedule or to book, contact Kathleen at email@example.com or call 215-925-2800, x129.
The National Liberty Museum offers two lunch options for our tour groups:
1) If your group is bringing their lunch, you can rent gallery space in our Museum for $25.00. You will be allotted 30-minutes for your lunch, either before or after your tour depending upon the time of your visit.
2) Your group can purchase boxed-lunches provided by Campo’s Deli. All selections include a bag of potato chips, a freshly-baked cookie, and a bottle of water. Your group may pick TWO choices. Dining space is available in one of the Museum’s galleries before or after your tour, or you may take your lunches with you when you leave. Cost is $13 per person. If you choose to eat at the Museum, 30-minutes will be allotted for your lunch period.
Menu Options: *NOTE: All hoagies include lettuce, tomato and oil & vinegar. Gluten free bread is available upon request.
If you prefer to eat at a restaurant, consult the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The National Liberty Museum offers a wide variety of souvenirs specifically geared and priced for student visitors. Our educators allow time for shopping at the conclusion of their tour.
GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.
Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering– beginning on January 12, 2019.
Join us on Monday, January 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We have FIVE activities planned so visitors of all ages can explore how they can “Live Like A Hero.” Admission is “Pay-What-You-Wish” and all activities are included!
Check our Calendar of Events for complete details.
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. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.
Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps beginning on December 3, 2018.
Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.
Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.
Nominations are now open for our annual Teacher as Hero Awards. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.
Click here to learn more and nominate a deserving teacher today.
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. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,
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