Adult & Family Group Tours

Inspiring, Intriguing, Entertaining!

Note: If you represent a school or other youth-based organization, learn about our curriculum-focused tours.

National Liberty Museum tour exhibits

What will my group see and do?

Jackie Robinson. Jim Henson. Malala Yousafzai. These are just a few of the heroes of liberty who will greet your group as they walk through the front doors of the National Liberty Museum.

Our Welcome to Liberty gallery also offers them an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that they can touch… an interactive iPad exhibit featuring a liberty quiz… and an immersive film production in our new Liberty Theater.

As your group is led through our other seven galleries and adjacent spaces, their inspirational walk through freedom continues as they interact with heroes from around the world. They’ll see Nelson Mandela’s jail cell; a tribute to the Heroes of 9/11; and our life-size Jellybean Children exhibit, just to name a few. They’ll also enjoy our extensive collection of contemporary glass art, which makes the point that freedom is fragile.

With its unique combination of entertainment, art, advocacy, and inspiration, the National Liberty Museum will enable your group to explore the meaning of liberty, diversity, and inclusion and discover their inner hero.

 

What are my tour options?

“Spark of Liberty” Guided Tour

During a 60- or 90-minute tour (your choice) our professional educators will lead you through our vast array of inspiration spaces, as they explain the history and significance of our art collection, as well as the philosophy that drives our unique presentation of hero stories from around the world. Your group will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about what it means to be a citizen in a free society, what we can learn from the heroes and heroines around us, and how to activate our own freedoms for the benefit and liberty of all. Reservations are required for all adult & family group tours. Learn more and reserve your tour today.

After Hours Experience – By Special Request!

An After-Hours (5-8pm) Private 90-Min. Tour is another great way to experience the National Liberty Museum. Your group can end their day of sightseeing in Philadelphia with a tour where they will have the Museum all to themselves. They can also add one of two dinner options after their museum tour is over. Price is $600 for up 40 guests; each additional guest is $10 per person. Add the following dinner options at the prices noted.

ADD a Buffet Dinner in Liberty Hall and you’ll be surrounded by reminders of the historical men and women who fought for our liberties throughout history. Pre-fixed dinners are available at $33 or $40 per person.

Or… ADD a Deli Dinner of Authentic Philadelphia food served in one our our galleries. This meal includes a sandwich of your choice from Old City’s Campo’s Deli, chips, a cookie, and soda or water. Price is $15 per person.

If you are interested in an After Hours Experience, contact Kathleen Lee at klee@libertymuseum.org or call 215-925-2800, ext. 129.

 

 

 

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.

"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