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Global Guides

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Global Guides will present tours and enrichment programs for the following galleries

  • Middle East Galleries
  • Africa Galleries
  • Mexico and Central America Gallery

Public Global Guide Tours
All are welcome to join these tours for free, Fridays - Sundays at 2:30pm. Check the upcoming tours on our Events Calendar.
Private Group Tours
For groups of 10 or more looking for an exclusive experience, discounted rates are available. Tours are led in English, but also available in the Global Guides' native languages: Middle East Galleries tours in Arabic, Africa Galleries tours in French, Lingala, or Swahili, and Mexico & Central America Gallery tours in Spanish. To schedule an in-persontour (allow at least two weeks advance notice), contact Amanda Grady, Associate Director of Groups Sales, at 215.746.8183 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Want a sneak peek of our Global Guide tours? In these short Digital Daily Dig videos, a Guide shares the history and significance of one artifact at the Museum.


The Global Guides Program has been internationally recognized through presentations at numerous museum conferences, including the American Alliance of Museums, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, and the American Association of State and Local History. Additionally, articles about this program have been features in Museum magazine, Hyperallergic, and by the Associated Press in dozens of publications around the world.


Funding Recognition

The Global Guides: Immigrant Stories Tour Program was made possible by the generosity of the Barra Foundation.

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Feb

3

Global Guide Tour

Africa Galleries

Friday | February 3 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

4

Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Saturday | February 4 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

5

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Sunday | February 5 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

10

Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Friday | February 10 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

11

Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Saturday | February 11 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

12

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Sunday | February 12 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

17

Global Guide Tour

Africa Galleries

Friday | February 17 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

18

Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Saturday | February 18 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

19

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Sunday | February 19 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

24

Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Friday | February 24 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

25

Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Saturday | February 25 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Feb

26

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Sunday | February 26 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET



Contact

Ah-Young Kim
Associate Director for Interpretive Programs