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World adventure awaits visitors of all ages who can explore 10,000 years of history from around the world.


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Penn Museum

Penn Museum

Penn Museum

Take an awe-inspiring journey through the past and connect with diverse cultures of today in reimagined galleries and new exhibitions every year.

What’s inside?

  • A 25,000-pound solid red granite Sphinx of the Pharaoh Ramses II
  • The stunning jewelry of Queen Puabi in the Middle East Galleries
  • Powerful symbols of identity and culture in Native American Voices
  • Maya stone monuments in the Mexico and Central America Gallery
  • Stories of objects and their makers in Africa, alongside contemporary art pieces
  • Monumental art works in the Asia Galleries
  • Artifacts and how they are preserved in Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display
  • Examples of life before the fall of the Empire (5th century CE) in the Rome Gallery.


User-friendly interactive touchscreens allow guests to “dig deeper” and discover more information behind objects and artifacts. A complimentary stylus is provided for a safe, touch-free experience. The Penn Museum also offers virtual tours, kids’ activities, livestream at-home projects, and more online. Most virtual programs are free or pay-what-you-wish.

Formally known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Penn Museum has been transforming our understanding of the human experience since 1887. Dedicated to building connections between cultures, the Museum welcomes everyone to uncover the past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find one’s own place in the arc of human history.

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. For more information, visit www.penn.museum, call 215.898.4000, or follow @PennMuseum.

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Located directly across from Franklin Field

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Penn Museum, 3260, South Street, University City, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States
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