Education at The Weitzman

Education is at the heart of who we are and what we do here at The Weitzman. From national curricula in public school classrooms across the country, to docent interactions for visitors to our Museum on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, our goal is to teach the vibrant, diverse, and true stories of Jewish life in America, bringing American history to life and creating connections in unexpected ways for learners of all ages and backgrounds. The through-line of our work lies at the intersection of Jewish values and American ideals, unleashing the power of education as a potent antidote to antisemitism.

Whether you live in Philadelphia, PA, or Philadelphia, MS, you can experience the Museum’s interdisciplinary and object-based programs that align with Common Core and National Standards. Immigration, religious liberty, social change, Jewish and American identity—these are just a few themes that will come to life during your time with our highly skilled educators.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Museum or bring our programming to your community. Fun fact: Most of our group programs and school curricula are available virtually. Contact us today and let us know your needs at

Click here for Unleash the Power of Learning, our 2023-2024 Education & Group Visits brochure. 

The Museum is committed to ensuring that our educational programs are accessible to all schools:

  • *Title I schools are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship to cover program costs.
  • *All schools may apply for need-based scholarships.


In our brochure, you can find details about our offerings and the applicable Pennsylvania and New Jersey standards from English Language Arts-Literacy and Civics to United States History and Social Studies for grades K through 12.


How to Book Your Visit

Ready to book your visit? Please fill out our intake form below. Further questions? email us at or 215-923-3811 ext. 1161

Cost of Group Visits

Costs range from free with scholarship funding to $18/person.

All Title 1 schools are eligible for full subvention, including bus transportation. For all other educational school groups, we have needs-based funding available.

Private tours are available for an additional cost, please inquire about availability and pricing.

Contact our group visits team today at to discuss your group’s specific needs.

Hours of Operation

The Museum is open to the public Friday-Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Contact the group visits desk directly at 215-391-4636.

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The Weitzman’s educational programming is funded in part by generous donors and through the PA EITC program. If you pay taxes in Pennsylvania, your tax credits could further support this important work. Click here to learn more about this option. Questions? Contact Rachel Berger, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving Officer, at or 215.391.4632. Funding for the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

4th of July Family Day

The Weitzman is the perfect spot for history and fun on the fourth!

 Whether you prefer the indoors or the fresh air outside, we’ve got you covered with a fantastic viewing party followed by make-and-take crafts, interactive performers, and sensory-friendly activities.

Activities 11 am – 4 pm | Museum & Store 10 am – 5 pm

Extended Holiday Schedule
10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, July 7

Preview the Party Schedule
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