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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 24 museums and attractions and a group of generous sponsors and community organizations.

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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 App

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

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • American Swedish History Museum
  • Bartram’s Garden
  • The Barnes Foundation
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Fabric Workshop & Museum
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • La Salle University Art Museum
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • National Constitution Center
  • National Liberty Museum
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Penn Museum
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center
  • Rosenbach Museum & Library

Teens without smartphones can still request a PDF copy of the pass which can be emailed to them for printing or mailed at no cost.

The STAMP Teen Council

Every step of the way with STAMP, we have our Teen Council to guide us. A group of 10 teens from all over Philadelphia works directly with the STAMP museums to create teen programs and events. The teen council keeps us up with the latest news at STAMP museums on our website and runs our Instagram page.

Meet the 10 members of the Teen Council on the STAMP website.

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 app and where it’s valid, plus updates on special events.

Partnering with STAMP

Is your organization a nonprofit organization interested in providing Philly teens with free tickets for a cultural event or performance? STAMP has recently partnered with FringeArts, the Franklin Institute, Delaware River Waterfront and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.  If you have an idea for partnering with STAMP, contact the STAMP team at STAMP@philaculture.org

STAMP is made possible by a leadership gift from Virginia and Harvey Kimmel. Additional support is provided by 25th Century Foundation, the Hess Foundation, Wells Fargo and Wyncote Foundation.