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City as a Classroom

La Salle University exists in one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in the county. Philadelphia has it all: treasured historical sites, thriving arts scene, world-class museums, and cutting-edge research institutions. The City as Classroom program exists to create and support meaningful educational experiences through direct engagement with the many educational resources that the city and region have to offer.  

Please note: the City as Classroom and Cultural Passport programs are paused for AY 2020-21. For virtual “tour” or field trip options for your classroom or program, visit the Digital Exhibits, Tours and Collections for Teaching LibGuide.  The guide serves as a central access point for digital collections and virtual experiences for teaching and learning. It includes links to digital material within La Salle’s own Art Museum, Archives, and Special Collections, as well as links to digital collections and virtual experiences offered by other institutions.


Our Programs: 

  • Cultural Passport 

In order to help our students take full advantage of living and studying in Philadelphia, we have created the “Cultural Passport.”  The passport entitles all incoming freshman to free admission to a dozen of cultural sites throughout the city.  With your Cultural Passport in hand, you can visit a museum, attend a concert, see a play, and explore the great history of this city — in many cases completely free of charge.  

Cultural Passports are valid for one year. The Cultural Passport is a valuable document, made possible by the generosity of our partners in the city, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. We hope that you will keep it, protect it, and, most of all, use it. 

Our Partners 

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia 
  • Eastern State Penitentiary 
  • Independence Seaport Museum 
  • National Constitution Center 
  • National Museum of American Jewish History 
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
  • Penn Museum 
  • Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art 
  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 
  • Fringe Festival 
  • Philadelphia Chamber Music Society 

There are additional opportunities for free or low-cost opportunities through cultural programs like Opera Philadelphia.