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Penn Museum

Map3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4000
    Categories:
  • History Museums & Sites

Description:

Discover ancient civilizations and cultural artifacts from around the world at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In the Egyptian Gallery, a grand 12-ton sphinx — the third largest on the planet — stands as the centerpiece of a preserved Egyptian royal palace.
Save the Dates: World Culture Days on select Saturdays and Sundays introduce families to different cultures through traditional music, games, foods, demonstrations and other activities.
Did You Know? Egyptian women placed scented fat on the top of their heads as a type of perfume. As the fat melted through their hair, the result would be sweet-smelling grease.

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KIDBIT: Bunk in the museum overnight during frequent super-popular 40 Winks with the Sphinx sleepovers.

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Pay-what-you-wish admission offered the last hour of everyday, 4-5pm on Tues. & Thurs.-Sun., and 7-8pm on Wed.

Additional Information:

County: PA - Philadelphia
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
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Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Kindergarten
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