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Students, Schools & Teachers

Whether you’re searching for a single enrichment class, a private K-12 school, or a university-level art curriculum, you’ll find an impressive array of choices in the Parkway Museums District. 

If you are a teacher, you should consider the Parkway Museums District an extension of your classroom. Inspire your students with world class art collections, explosive science demonstrations, a hands-on dino dig, and plenty of other kid-focused options. 

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

    Education is central to the mission of the Academy. We provide a wide variety of services and resources for schools, home schooling families, youth camps and educators.

    Field Trips: Take your class or group on a field trip to the Academy.

    Academy on the Go: Find out how the Academy can visit your organization.

    Home Schooling Days: Visit the Academy on special home-school days in spring and Fall each year and participate in a journey of discovery.

    Education Programs: A variety of special education programs are offered by the Academy of Natural Sciences, including: 

    Teacher Resources: An assortment of educator resources include a Museum Pass, online supplements, professional development, and an online form to request information be sent by mail.


  • Association for Public Art

    Public Art Lesson Plans: Free public art lesson plans for 4th and 5th grade students are available on the Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO website. 

    Kids’ Outdoor Sculpture Fun Guides: Designed for children ages 3-8 and developed as a part of our Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO program, the Outdoor Sculpture Fun Guide is full of activities and information to help engage young people with Philadelphia’s public art. Contact postmaster@associationforpublicart.org to request free copies.

  • Barnes Foundation

    Click here for information about Barnes Foundation K–12 programs.

  • Fairmount Water Works

    We have designed programs that are suitable for all grades and that meet both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Educational Standards. Out-of-school time programs for all ages include a speakers’ series, architectural walking and bus tours, weekend hands-on science programs for families, and school and summer programs for pre-k to college age students. Click here for more on our education programs.

  • Franklin Institute

    School Group Tours: Plan your trip with our online Field Trip Planner!

    Teacher classroom materials and curriculum/lesson plan: Included within the Field Trip Planner

    Online materials: Online resources for learning can be found throughout our website: http://www.fi.edu/

    In-school workshops & presentations: The Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Shows  offer a dynamic experience for students.




  • Free Library of Philadelphia

    Continuing Education classes ESL, GED, and Adult Reader Development courses offered. For schedules, visit freelibrary.org and click on Calendar.

    Saturday Classes Visit freelibrary.org and click on Calendar for up-to-date offerings.

    Tutoring Online Homework Help daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Visit freelibrary.org and click on “Homework Help.”

    Education Homework Help Online, LEAP After-School Program, ESL and GED tutoring are among the educational offerings from the Parkway Central Library. Visit freelibrary.org for up-to-date offerings.

    After School Programs LEAP drop-in after-school program offers homework help and teaches computer literacy and library skills. Visit freelibrary.org/libserv/leap.htm

    School Group Tours Available upon request. Contact Central Public Services Division at 215-686-5415 

    Online Teaching Materials Visit freelibrary.org for a variety of online resources from databases to special “Explore” topics to Homework Help Online.

    In-school workshops, presentations Available upon request. Contact Central Public Services Division at 215-686-5415 

  • Friends Select School

    Friends Select School provides a challenging, college-preparatory academic program to its diverse, coed student population, from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.

    Pre-k-12 academic program

    After-School Program (Friends Select families only)

    Vacation Care (Friends Select families only)

    Summer Academic Program (open to public: for students entering grades 6-12)

  • Moore College of Art & Design

    BFA for Women Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the US. Founded in 1848, the college sets the standard of excellence in educating women for careers in the visual arts. Learn more about the BFA at Moore.

    Graduate Programs Moore offers coeducational three summer intensive, low-residency graduate degrees: an MFA in Studio Arts, MFA in Interior Design and an MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations. Learn more about Graduate Programs. 

    Continuing Education for Adults offers classes for men and women at all levels. Be inspired to cultivate your creativity and expand your professional and personal interests. Visit www.moore.edu or click on Continuing Education for details. 

    Young Artists Workshop engage (boys and girls grades 1-12) to express their creative talents. Saturday Classes and Summer Classes offer distinct opportunities in areas such as fashion design, fine arts and animation. Moore also offers fall and spring art courses for youth with special needs. Learn more about Moore’s Youth Programs. 

    Summer Art & Design Institute (high-school women grades 10-12) is a pre-college residency program that immerses students in college-level study in one of three areas of study. Learn more about the Summer Art & Design Institute

    Teachers Summer Institue is an annual professional retreat for art educators. Learn more about Moore’s Teachers Summer Institute.

  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

    The Division of Education: has developed award-winning programs contextualizing the Museum collections for diverse audiences—including children, families, teachers, and adult learners. 

    School Group Tours:  Museum tours are designed as interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities, including discussions, worksheets, and small group work.

    Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Workshops, and More: Discover new ways to make art come alive in the classroom through a variety of workshops, programs, and resources designed for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

    Distance Learning: The Museum's videoconferencing programs provide meaningful, interactive learning experiences, connecting the visual arts with all areas of classroom curricula.

  • Rodin Museum

    For Student Tours, please contact Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by phone at (215) 684-7580, by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by e-mail at educate@philamuseum.org.

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