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STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program

STAMP (Students at Museums in Philly) is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, in partnership with 18 museums and attractions and a group of generous sponsors and community organizations.

Our Mission

We want to increase teens’ access to all of the incredible arts and culture Philadelphia has to offer, as a means to discovering their own identities and including culture in their menu of leisure-time options (as we like to say: “a movie, a mall, a museum!”). We want to change teens’ perception of museums as places they’re not welcome, or somewhere you only go if you’re told you have to, like on a field trip. There are three main elements of STAMP:

The STAMP Pass

The STAMP pass is FREE and available to any Philadelphia teen between the ages of 14 and 19 and is valid for FREE admission to a selection of the city’s top museums and attractions:

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Mütter Museum
African American Museum in Philadelphia National Constitution Center
Barnes Foundation National Liberty Museum 
Bartram's Garden  National Museum of American Jewish History
Eastern State Penitentiary Penn Museum
Fabric Workshop and Museum Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The Franklin Institute Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Seaport Museum Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent
Institute of Contemporary Art Zoological Society of Philadelphia

The STAMP Teen Council

Every step of the way with STAMP, we have our Teen Council to guide us. A group of 8 teens from all over Philadelphia keep up with the latest news at STAMP museums on our website, Twitter and Instagram pages, and also regularly give us their input on how to make arts and culture more appealing to teens, spread the word about STAMP, and more.

The STAMP Website

The STAMP website is our one-stop portal for the program, with all the information you need to sign up for the pass and where it’s valid, plus updates on special events, job and internship opportunities for teens in the cultural community, teen classes and programs around the city, information on teen lounges and other safe hang-out spots, blog posts from our Teen Council and more.

Partnering with STAMP

Is your organization a non-profit organization interested in providing Philly teens with free tickets for a cultural event or performance? STAMP has recently partnered with the University of the Arts, the Arden Theatre Company, Asian Arts Initiative, The Philadelphia Film Society, the Lantern Theater Company and more, and  is actively looking for new collaborations and partners.  If you have an idea for partnering with STAMP, contact Kristen Gillette at  

STAMP in the News

Local Teens Record Audio Tours to Get Youth Interested in Philly's Museums 

Teens Craft Audio Tours for Philly Gallaries and Museums

STAMP On The Parkway Celebrates The City's Museums with A Free Museum Scavenger Hunt

STAMP Gives Philly High Schoolers Free Access To City's Top Museums Attractions

Teens STAMP(ede) to Philly's Museums

Teens get free passes to Philly museums

New pass gives teens free entry to museums

Free museum access for Philadelphia students

  STAMP is made possible by a leadership gift from Virginia and Harvey Kimmel. Additional support is provided by the Hess Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, Victory Foundation, Wells Fargo and Wyncote Foundation.