School Group Tours

Elementary, Middle, and High School Tours

Schedule your tour online by filling out the School Tour Booking Form.

Visit our galleries with your students and take a journey into a world of exciting images and ideas. Artworks in the galleries serve as windows through which students can study their world while gaining an understanding of and appreciation for art and artists.
These engaging, interactive learning experiences:

  • are appropriate for students of any grade level.
  • are linked to National Standards.
  • encourage students to look at, think about, talk about, and learn about art works on display.
  • tie in with other pertinent areas of the classroom curriculum.

Tour Topics
Click here for a list of possible topics for tours and activities.

Tours last for sixty to ninety minutes, depending on the topic. For more information, to inquire about tour fees, or to schedule a school group tour call 215-972-2069 or e-mail

Regular Admission Prices
Students: $6
Philadelphia Public School students: $3
Free passes are available for teachers. 
(See below for grant-funded opportunities)

Related Teacher Services

PAFA offers a number of other related teacher services including a summer academy and other workshops.

Special Opportunities

Support for Bus and Admission Costs: NEA's grant funding has enabled PAFA to subsidize admission and bus transportation costs for  School District of Philadelphia  and Archdiocese groups. This program is available for the entire year, or as long as funds hold out. First-come, first-served, so book your field trip now.

Art Speaks! is a unique visual arts and literacy tour created for the Philadelphia Public School District fourth grader curriculum. Grant money for this program covers the cost of both admission and buses and is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Delphi Project, among other funders. PAFA is proud to be part of this collaboration with other area art institutions. Interested teachers and principals should mention this program when calling to book a tour.

For any and all questions, contact 215-972-2069 or

The Academy Visit Program is funded in part by a grant  from the National Endowment for the Arts.