Please be sure to review the following guidelines so that you and your students have a successful and enjoyable visit. Choose from the categories below for more information. To make a reservation, please visit our online reservation request form.
Please cooperate: museum rules are for your safety and for the enjoyment of your tour. The museum reserves the right to ask any member of your group to leave if their behavior is impacting the museum experience for others.
Chaperones No students may tour the museum unchaperoned. Student behavior in the museum is the responsibility of the chaperones from your school. Museum reserves the right to remove any student being disruptive during their tour or to cancel a tour if behavior is controlled. Arrange for one chaperone per six students, and distribute informational welcome letter [188K PDF] to chaperones.
Fees Please view the School Programs Fee Schedule [580K PDF] for the current school year.
Reservations are required for any group having lunch at the Michener as part of their museum visit. Outside facilities are available for groups (and indoors pending availability). Indoor facilities include an additional fee. Please inquire during your reservation.
Outdoor areas for lunch are not guaranteed. Please reserve ahead of time to assure your preferred dates. In the event of inclement weather, please have lunch on your bus or in an alternative location.
Only the front sculpture garden area (the area between the museum and the library), and the Pfundt Sculpture Garden are available for outdoor lunch. Schools are not permitted on the café terrace area. There is no charge for groups having lunch outdoors.
Please note that any groups having lunch at the Michener are responsible for their own trash. Chaperones are responsible for student behavior.
Accessibility All museum programs are available to all students and the museum’s educators and docent team are trained in making programs accessible to all learners. Please inform the museum of any special needs that your students may have when making your reservation. For those with physical disabilities, the museum offers an accessible entrance, parking, elevators, and lunch and restroom facilities. Touch Tours are offered for students who are visually impaired and a wireless sound-enhancement system for those who are hearing impaired. Sign language interpreters are also available upon advance request.
Museum Shop Our Museum Shop is available to the students following their tour. Please plan time in the Museum Shop at the time of tour reservation. Students typically spend $3 to $10 in the Museum Shop.
Prior to Arrival Please have large groups divided according to instructions on your Tour Confirmation sheet. It is extremely helpful if students wear nametags.
On Arrival Your group will be greeted in the lobby by the lead docent. Please pay at the front desk for your group.
Buses may discharge and pick up visitors at the Pine Street entrance, then park at the rear of the library parking lot.
Students should remain on the bus while the group leader registers and pays. All tours begin in the lobby. Groups will be admitted at their scheduled arrival time; late arrivals will result in shortened lessons. Groups intending to self-tour before their lesson will be admitted after groups with earlier appointments.
If you must change or cancel your confirmed program, please do so as quickly as possible by contacting the Education Department by phone at 215.340.9800 ext. 124. Please note that we cannot always accommodate changes. If you do not notify the Education Department of your change/cancellation with at least 48 hours advance notice, then you will incur a cancellation fee. If you do not arrive on the day of your program without notification to the Education Department, you will be charged in full for your program. This excludes weather related delays and cancellations.