Pricing For Groups
Parties of 15 or more people qualify as groups and are eligible for discounted admission rates when booked in advance. We recommend reserving your visit at least one month in advance; based on availability, we are sometimes able to accommodate groups with less notice.
Admission entitles the group to full exhibition access, for exploring on your own at your own pace (we recommend at least two to three hours). For an additional fee, the NMAJH offers guided tours that explore the exhibition as a whole, or specific themes or periods.
|Discounted Group Admission||Group Admission + Guided Tour|
|$10 per Adult||$16 per Adult |
|$9 per Senior (65 & up)||$15 per Senior (65 & up)|
|$9 per Youth (ages 13-21)*||$15 per Youth (ages 13-21)*|
|$5 per Child (12 and under)*||$11 per Child (12 & under)*|
|$5 per Museum Member^||$11 per Museum Member^|
|*Youth and child pricing applies to non-school and non-camp groups.||Guided tours are led by highly-trained docents.|
^ When Members or children 12 and under visit with a group, there is a $5 per person administrative cost associated with arranging their visit. Members are always welcome to visit on their own.
A non-refundable, 25% deposit is due no later than two weeks after booking to guarantee your date. Full payment is required two weeks prior to visit.
Pricing for Smaller Parties
Parties of fewer than 15 pay regular admission rates and may visit at any time without advance reservations for a self-guided visit. If your smaller party (including families, reunions, birthday celebrations, book clubs, etc.) would like to schedule a private guided tour, we are pleased to help you arrange that. A $125 tour fee applies in addition to general admission rates, and must be reserved in advance through Groups Sales.
Tour Options for Group Visits
Group visits may include guided tours or self-guided visit experiences. Guided tours are available for an additional fee as described above.
The Museum is pleased to offer the following tour options:
Geared to first-time visitors to the Museum, this docent-led tour offers an overview of 350 years of the American Jewish experience from 1654 to the present. Covering all three floors of the Core Exhibition, explore key artifacts and stories in the context of the ongoing challenges and opportunities presented by unprecedented freedom. This is a great way to become oriented on the Exhibition’s many galleries, objects, films and interactive components before returning with friends and family or scheduling one of the more focused tours below.
Women in American Jewish History Tour
This tour enables visitors to explore the changing roles of women over 350 years of American Jewish history, as well as the contributions they made to Jewish and American life from the 17th century to today. Notables include Abigail Franks, Rebecca Gratz, Henrietta Szold, Emma Goldman, and Betty Friedan.
American Jews and American Law Tour
From the tenets of Jewish liturgy that helped shape America's Constitution, to the contributions of American Jews who fought to uphold American principles of freedom and justice, this tour offers profound insights into the American Jewish experience, while encountering individuals such as Commodore Uriah Levy, Rose Schneiderman, Louis Brandeis, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Women’s Journeys: Coming to America as a Bride
Inspired by One Book One Philadelphia’s current read, The Buddha in the Attic, the tour focuses on the American Jewish experience through a unique lens that highlights immigration encounters from a variety of women’s perspectives. Like the Japanese brides whose stories are told in the book, many Jewish women came to America because of arranged marriages. The tour explores the stories of how they navigated a new language and an unfamiliar culture, and their efforts to connect their children with the Jewish heritage and culture.
For more information on the One Book, One Philadelphia program visit http://libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/obop13/
Single Floor Tours
Groups who have experienced the docent-led Introductory Tour of the 3-floor Core Exhibition may wish to return for an in-depth look at a more concentrated period of time. We are currently offering:
The Foundations of Freedom Tour: This tour of the 4th Floor covers the period from 1654 to 1880 and includes such engaging stories as the first 23 Jews to arrive on these shores, their lives in the early colonies, the role of Jews in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and changes in the Jewish Community during America’s Westward expansion. Individuals encountered on this journey include George Washington, Rebecca Gratz, Levi Strauss and Ulysses S. Grant. Even experienced history buffs have a lot to learn on this tour.
The Dreams of Freedom Tour: From the Museum's award-winning Dreams of Freedom media piece to the shirt-waist factory installation, the 3rd Floor galleries present an engrossing view of the opportunities and challenges facing European immigrants who entered American life between 1880 and 1924. The second part of the floor takes one from World War I through the Holocaust and World War II and covers an entertaining and dramatic array of stories, including the trial of Leo Frank, the Jewish moguls in Hollywood, Louis Brandeis’ role as Zionist spokesman and the U.S. State Department’s actions during the Holocaust.
Looking for a unique place to celebrate your child’s birthday?
Make history now and invite your birthday guests for an unforgettable party filled with fun, excitement, and learning for kids three and up. As part of our Birthday Party Package, you will have a private space, a dedicated party facilitator, and free access to the Museum’s galleries filled with interactive, family-friendly exhibits. Through October 20, 2013, kids will also be able to enjoy our special exhibition, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, which has been described by The New York Times as “an exploration of a universal childhood joy.”
The Birthday Party Package includes:
• Two-hour use of a private party space
• A dedicated party facilitator who will work with you to customize your party experience. Have an idea? Let’s make it happen!
• Child-centered gallery exploration
• Arts and crafts geared to your birthday child’s age and interests
• The option to purchase party-favor bags from the renowned Museum Store at discounted prices. We’ll throw in complimentary admission vouchers toward a future visit!
• Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, tablecloths, and water
• Price: $275 for up to 15 children and five adults (20 total).
• $15 for each additional child or adult.
• Maximum of 40 guests total (children and adults). One adult chaperone is required for every 5 children.
• Members at the Family Level ($90) and higher receive a 15% discount off the Party Package price.
• Parties may be booked for any day, except Mondays and special holidays, during regular Museum hours (10:00 – 5:00 Tuesday – Friday; 10:00 – 5:30 Saturday and Sunday), subject to space availability.
• We recommend booking at least one month in advance. Call 215 923 3811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.