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FAQ | Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA FAQ

DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE?

Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee your desired tour day. You can buy your tickets either online or by phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

ARE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?

There are discounts for students, seniors, and PMA members, as well as occasional discounts available to everyone.

IS THE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE?

Yes, your ticket includes the museum admission.

WHO IS OUR GUIDE?

Our Philadelphia tours are designed and led by Professor Andrew Lear, a leading scholar on gender and sexuality in art (particularly in Ancient Greek art).

 

ARE TOURS AVAILABLE IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH?

Private tours can be arranged in French, German, or Italian.

DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE OR GROUP TOURS?

Yes, private group tours are available. Group tour hours and fees vary from our regular schedule. Please contact Shady Ladies Tours by phone (646 201 4848) or email (shadyladiestours@gmail.com) to inquire about rates.

IS THIS TOUR AGE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER GUESTS?

This tour is not appropriate for pre-teens.

DOES THE MUSEUM ALLOW PHOTOGRAPHY?

Yes! You are welcome to take photos and videos from a hand-held device during the tour, for non-commercial purposes. The museum prohibits flash photography and video cameras, however.

IS PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes, there is a garage at the museum. Keep in mind that daily parking rates do apply.

HOW MUCH WALKING OR STANDING WILL THERE BE? ARE THERE STAIRS?

We will be on our feet for the majority of the 2-hour tour. Guests will have the opportunity to sit down at a few points on the tour.

IS THE MUSEUM WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, the Met is wheelchair accessible, and manual wheelchairs and collators are available on a first come, first serve basis at the West entrance. Please let us know in advance if you will need a wheelchair.

IS THERE A GIFT SHOP?

Yes, the museum has gift shops. While we will not have time to visit them during the tour, we absolutely encourage you to visit them afterwards. Your guide will be happy to direct you to one of the gift shops after the tour.

ARE REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

There are cafés in the museum; we will not have time to visit them during the tour, but guests can visit them before or after the tour.  Bringing food and drinks into the galleries is strictly prohibited.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We recommend that you dress comfortably and wear shoes for walking as you will be on your feet for the majority of the tour.

WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?

These tours take place entirely within the museum, so tours will take place rain or shine.

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