Gallery lessons at the Michener Art Museum are an introduction to the world of art and museums and are tailored to fit various age groups, from preschool through grade 12. All programs meet National, State and Common Core Standards.
Our teaching methodology includes an inquiry-based approach, using art to encourage discussions on various topics not limited to art and art history, but also address topics in social studies, science, math, language arts, and contemporary social issues. Hands on activities support the language arts curriculum and increase literacy skills. In-depth discussions on artwork strengthen visual literacy, critical thinking and language skills. Our staff will work with you to design a museum lesson that is tailored to your needs.
The Michener Art Museum offers free admission to all school groups visiting the Museum thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Rose Group, a restaurant management company, which owns and operates over50 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland; and 6 Corner Bakery Cafes.
Reservations are necessary to schedule your museum visit. Contact the education department at 215.340.9800 ext. 124 or fill out the online reservation request form. One free-admission educator’s pass will be sent to teachers with a confirmed booking. Please use this pass to visit the museum in preparation for your class’s visit.
Your visit must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Docent and date cannot be guaranteed if visit is scheduled less than three weeks prior. No reservations are accepted by fax or mail.
Please have the following information available when you call:
See Planning Your Visit for information on chaperones, fees and other related information. To download material on other Michener school programs and educational resources, visit Classroom Resources and Programs.