American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge...

General Information

Email

MuseumEducation@amphilsoc.org

Phone

2154403432

Address

104 South Fifth St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Website

https://www.amphilsoc.org/

Hours

April - December
Thursday - Sunday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Private Tours offered on
Monday - Wednesday, between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.
(Tours and Programs must be booked in advance)

Tags

Art Type

Visual Other

Art Activity

Curriculum-integrated Field Trips

Program Time

In-school

Age Group

11-13 14-19 20-54 55+

Other Needs

Development and Learning Disabilities

About Us

The American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” Today, we provide a chance for visitors to explore the intersections of Art, History, and Science through our exhibitions and collections.

Services Offered

The APS offers a series of educational programs and private tours catered to students (and learners) in grades 6 and above. Topics range from the 1793 yellow fever epidemic to the basics of museum curation. The APS also offers personalized experiences that can fit into the needs of your classroom or group.

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