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Visitor Tips & Policies

Help us make the museum a safe and enjoyable place for all.

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Respectful Conduct

A Welcoming Place for All

At the Rodin Museum, we strive to be a welcoming place for all. Our expert and dedicated staff is here to provide you with an enjoyable visit and ensure an environment of respect for our community, one another, and the art. To help us accomplish this, we ask you to be respectful to our staff and fellow visitors and follow our visiting guidelines, including health and safety protocols. If you choose not to, we reserve the right to ask you to leave or revoke your membership or admission.

Health & Safety

Following City of Philadelphia’s guidance, we do not require proof of vaccination in our buildings and mask wearing is optional. We will continue to be guided by public health experts and will modify our policies if necessary.

Hand Sanitizers & Enhanced Cleaning

Hand sanitizer units will be available throughout the building. Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces will be in effect throughout the day.

Prohibited Items

Possession of dangerous materials, including firearms, is not permitted on any museum site, including the main building, the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant.

Visitor Alerts

Coat Check

Travel light and store larger items at our self-serve coat check. Backpacks, bags larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches, large umbrellas, and selfie sticks are not permitted in the galleries. Smaller bags must be carried on one shoulder or handheld.

Bag Inspection

Bags are subject to inspection as you enter and leave the building.

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Things to Know During Your Visit

Parking

Limited metered parking available on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, N 21st Street, and N 22nd Street. Parking also available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Parking Garage (located across from the main building on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive).

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Accessibility

A barrier-free entrance, accessible restrooms, wheelchairs, and more are available. If you have any questions, email AccessProg@philamuseum.org.

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Daily Tours

Go on a tour of the collection with folks in the know. Tours are offered daily and are free after admission.

Families with Young Children

  • Little ones are welcome—kids are always free.
  • Stay together. The best way to look at art is as a family so stay with your children throughout your visit. Hold very young children by the hand.
  • Strollers are permitted in most areas. For safety reasons, strollers are not allowed in certain galleries. Please wear baby carriers on the front of your body to help keep everyone safe.
  • You’re welcome to nurse your baby anywhere in the museum.
  • Baby changing station available.

Free Wi-Fi

Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Be mindful of visitors, artwork, and your surroundings when using your device.

Protect the Art

  • Dirt and oils on our skin can damage artwork so please do not touch.
  • Keep a safe distance from artwork, about 18 inches or an arm’s length.
  • Seating is available throughout the building. Do not sit or step on platforms or ledges.
  • Take your time: walk, don’t run in the galleries.

Photography & Filming

  • You may take personal photos in the permanent collection galleries but no flash, tripods, or selfie sticks.
  • Photography is sometimes restricted in special exhibitions so look for signage in the galleries for guidance.
  • Your photographs may not be commercially published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or distributed.
  • When snapping pics, be cautious around artwork and other visitors and stay aware of your surroundings.
  • During your visit, you may be photographed or filmed by museum staff. We may use these images in signage, printed materials, and online for any purpose, commercial or otherwise.

Group Photography Permissions

Advance permission is required for group photography.

Learn more and purchase permission

Photography or filming for uses other than private special occasions are subject to separate policies and will be handled by the museum’s Communications Department. Learn more or call 215-684-7860.

Sketching in the Galleries

  • Use graphite pencils only when sketching or taking notes in the galleries. Pens and colored pencils are prohibited in all galleries.
  • Please make sure your sketchbooks are 18 x 24 inches or smaller.
  • Look with your eyes—do not point at works of art with your hands or a pencil.

Give Us Your Best Shot

We love your selfies but please keep your selfie sticks at home as they are not permitted in our galleries. Share your visit on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us @philamuseum and #RodinMuseum.