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Penn Museum

Map3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • History Museums & Sites


Discover ancient civilizations and cultural artifacts from around the world at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Visit ancient Egyptian mummies and 5,000 years of Egyptian artifacts, a new suite of Middle East Galleries (ask for the free Kid’s Guide when you go), an interactive Native American exhibition and much more.
Save the Dates: CultureFests! on select Saturdays, Family Second Saturdays, and Playdates for the youngest guests invite the family to enjoy cultures through music, games, storytelling, and more. The museum will open its restored Mexico and Central America Gallery and African Galleries with new interpretive displays, and a renovated 618-seat Harrison Auditorium and a revived Main Entrance Hall.

KIDBIT: Bunk in the museum overnight during super-popular 40 Winks sleepovers, featuring games, special activities, and a flashlight tour of the galleries!

Accessibility Details

Archaeology in the AM events on select Saturdays cater to teens and young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Expect multisensory gallery tours, craft stations and art workshops, plus a space for parents and family friends to interact. Quiet spaces with dimmed lighting and fidget toys are available.

Cost Cutter

FREE admission for active-duty military personnel as part of the Blue Star Museums program. $2 admission for ACCESS cardholders.

Additional Information:

County: PA - Philadelphia
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Kindergarten
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Art Museum Day
Blue Star Museums
Delaware County Library Museum Pass Program
Library Museum Pass Program
Museum Day Live

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