Pennysylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, K-2, and PreKProgram Tags: building, Drawing, Engineering, and painting

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  • The Museum Education department at PAFA engages in a number of programs for youth, families, teens, and adults that cover many aspects found in STEM from architecture to chemistry and symmetry and robotics.  Family Arts Academy, Summer Art Camp, Youth Council (Teen program) are just a few of the programs that offer a multidisciplinary approach to learning through the museum collection.


    Organization Name: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Organization Street Address: 128 N. BROAD ST
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Organization Phone Number: 215-972-2054
    Short Description of Organization:

    PAFA believes in the transformative power of art and art making. PAFA is the oldest art museum and art school in America. The Museum Education department offers a number of programs for youth and families that are both fee and non-fee based programs to engage in STEM through artmaking.

    Program Street Address: 128 N. BROAD ST
    Program Phone Number: 215 972 2054
    Which one best describes your organization?: For-profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Robotics
    • Zoology
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Center City
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    • Other
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We provide individual programs for special audiences that are geared towards their needs.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other


    Please place your additional comments in the section below.:

    We have both fee based programs (Summer Camp) and non fee based programs (Family Arts Academy)


    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, K-2, and PreK
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