Field Trips

Join a National Liberty Museum Educator as they bring liberty to life through engaging tours and workshops. Our field trip programs are designed for upper elementary, middle, and high school audiences. All field trips are available for virtual or on-site experiences and last 45-60 minutes. Supplemental curricular materials are provided upon booking to further enhance the field trip content before and after the program. All field trip programs and materials are aligned with national and state education standards and reflect cross-curricular learning in English Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies, and Civics and Government.

Programs

  1. What is Liberty (General Museum Tour)Recommended for grades 4-12

    During this introductory tour experience, students identify the meaning of liberty by exploring the Museum’s core galleries. Through multimedia presentations, exhibit discovery, interactive activities, and meaningful discussion, students will learn about symbols of liberty throughout history and be introduced to people from around the world who did extraordinary things in the name of liberty. The tour program provides a comprehensive overview of the concept of liberty and establishes a solid foundation for further investigation and analysis in additional workshop experiences offered through the National Liberty Museum.

  2. Conflict Resolution Toolkit (Workshop) • Recommended for grades 4-6

    During this interactive workshop, students will learn practical strategies for taking action when they see an opportunity to be an “upstander” for justice. Through roleplay and discussion, students will be introduced to a variety of conflict resolution strategies and equip their toolkits with the skills needed to address conflict in responsible, productive ways. They will come away with the understanding that conflict is a normal part of life and, when met with active listening and reason, can turn into formative learning experiences.

  3. Heroes, from Comics to Reality (Workshop)Recommended for grades 4-6

    In this gallery walk-through and interactive workshop, students explore what it means to be a hero, and identify real-life heroes in the world today. Through investigation and discussion, students will dig deeper into the stories of people who have worked to ensure liberty for themselves and others. Drawing on the character traits of heroes, each student will create their own superhero who embodies values that are important to them and addresses social issues that matter to them.

  4. Allies in Action (Workshop)Recommended for grades 6-12

    This gallery walk-through and workshop will lead students to a discovery of rights and responsibilities by examining social movements that aim to protect liberty for others. During this interactive experience, students will study art, videos, and other primary source materials to learn about the importance of allies and allyship in the fight for equal rights. Students will discuss the presence of allies today, and how they can affect positive social change. Reflecting on their own motivations and inspiration, students will create a work of art to share their vision for change.

Virtual Field Trips

Availability: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Group Size: 10 students minimum, 100 students maximum

Pricing: $100 for up to 30 students, $65 for each additional group of up to 30 students

On-Site Field Trips

Availability: Thursday & Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Group Size: 10 students minimum, 100 students maximum

Pricing: $5 per student, $11 per adult (1 complimentary adult for every 10 students)

All field trips must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

To schedule a Virtual or On-Site Field Trip, please complete and submit the form below. Submission of this form does not confirm your reservation. You will receive an email from one of our staff members to continue the booking process.

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Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.


Four Paths to Better Policing
An Interactive Virtual Public Dialogue
Monday, November 1, 2021; 7-9 pm on Zoom


Everyone has a vested interest in issues surrounding policing in our communities. We invite you to hear experts in the field and the community briefly outline four different paths to better public safety. After you hear from our experts, go deeper with fellow citizens, sharing your experiences and viewpoints in moderated small groups.

Find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see upcoming events, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.


NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

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.