High Schoolers: Get Your Free Art Here

Posted by The Philadelphia Citizen on September 20, 2022

John Orr, the executive director of Art-Reach, touts the under-used citywide program that gives all 62,000 Philadelphia high school students free admission to 20 of the city’s top museums and attractions.

The full list of participating sites includes major museums in every corner of Philadelphia. During the pandemic, STAMP (Students Accessing Museums in Philadelphia) usage definitely dropped; the waves of COVID variants made audiences hesitant. But this year, places are ready and eager to welcome back their city. If you are one of the 62,000 Philadelphians who are in high school right now — STAMP is for you. If you are a high school teacher in Philadelphia right now — STAMP is for your students.

Art, science, history, and culture are on full display as you go through that list of sites. Whether you want to learn more about George Washington’s War Tent at the Museum of the American Revolution, visit Cézanne in the galleries at the Barnes Foundation, squeeze through the Giant Heart at the Franklin Institute, or just wander through nature at Bartram’s Garden, you can. If you want to examine the lived experience of people past and present at the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History and the Penn Museum, all you do is show your high school ID.

How STAMP works:

  1. Review the list of sites and pick where you want to go.
  2. Make sure you have your high school ID and head out.
  3. Show your ID at the admission desk and get your general admission ticket.
  4. The rest is up to you.

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