As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. 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 summer and 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.

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


Please use this form to request an exhibition tour or school program. Contact with any questions. 

Please note: This form creates a request, but your exhibition tour or program is not reserved until APS Library & Museum staff have confirmed details with you. 

If possible, please also let us know the number of teachers or chaperones visiting with the group 
Tours and programs are typically offered Monday-Wednesday. Certain exceptions can apply. Please list two options. 
Tours and programs offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
 (reason for visiting, special interests, time constraints, etc.)
Preferred Tour or Program
Grades: 4 and above. The museum offers personal tours of our annually changing exhibitions, Monday-Wednesday. Exhibition tours offer visitors a chance to explore the stories and people behind the APS collections.
Grades: 5-8. Offered Monday-Friday. Explore how early Americans in Philadelphia dealt with the dreaded yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in this interactive, hands-on program. Students will learn about the Wistar-Haines family and about how early American medicine did and did not help protect people from yellow fever.
Grades: 9 and above. What goes into planning a museum exhibition? What are key questions to think of when planning one? Learn from the curators and educators who help put together exhibitions and create your own exhibition in this activity.
Grades: Middle school and above. The APS also offers specialized experiences by working directly with you in constructing programs around what you are currently doing in the classroom. In the past, these have included chats with our Curatorial Fellows, tours of the Museum followed by debriefs, or combinations of our other programs.
Choose your preferred program for your visit. If unsure, please select "Other" and a Museum Education staff member will discuss the options with you.