As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public until further notice. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

School and Group Tours

School group

Currently not accepting exhibition tour requests due to the Society's health and safety measures during the pandemic. 

 

 

School and Group Tours at the APS Museum offer the chance to experience the exhibition and the Society's collections in a more personal way. All tours are given by members of the Museum Education staff, are offered by request, and are subject to availability. Tours are available only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information about school or group tours, please fill out the tour request form

School Tours and Programs

We recommend guided school tours for grades 4 through 12. We also welcome visits from both undergraduate and graduate courses. APS Museum Education staff is happy to work directly with educators in structuring a visit to fit curriculum and other classroom needs.

School tours of the museum’s exhibitions:

  • Offered by request on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Subject to availability. Two weeks advance notice is required.
  • Given only to groups numbering between five and 20 students. If your group is larger than 20 students, we are happy to discuss options for accommodating the group. 
  • Cost: $2.00 per student. We do not charge for chaperones and educators. If you are from a school in the School District of Philadelphia, there is no charge. 
  • Transportation reimbursement is available for groups from the School District of Philadelphia and Title 1 schools. 
  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Shorter tours may be requested but the cost is the same. 
  • Any changes to a tour or program must be requested two weeks ahead of time. 

To schedule a school tour of the APS Museum, complete the tour request form.

Group Tours

Guided tours can be customized to fit your group. Staff is flexible in meeting requests and crafting a personalized experience at the APS Museum.

Group tours of the museum’s exhibitions:

  • Offered by request on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Subject to availability. Two weeks advance notice is required.
  • Given only to groups numbering between five and 20 people. If your group is larger than 20 people, we are happy to discuss options for accommodating the group. 
  • Cost: $2.00 per child (below the age of 18) and $5.00 per adult
  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Shorter tours may be requested but the cost is the same.