The Penn Museum, The University of Pennsylvania of Archaeology & Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
General Information: (215) 898-4000
Membership & Membership Events: (215) 898-5093
Public Programs: (215) 898-2680
Group Sales (adult, senior and college admission): (215) 746-6774
Education/K-12 Tours: (215) 746-6774
Museum Shop: (215) 898-4046
Facility Rentals: (215) 898-3024
Open: Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm/Monday Closed/Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm/Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm (first Wednesday of the month otherwise 5:00pm)/Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Fee: Adults $18.00/Seniors $16.00 (over 65)/Children 17-5 $13.00/Military and Children under 5 and Members Free
The Penn Museum is one of the premier international museums of archaeology and anthropology right here on the University of Pennsylvania campus. An active research and teaching center, the Penn Museum has teams engaged in more than 50 expeditions and research projects worldwide. Three floors of public galleries feature art, artifacts and remarkable stories from every inhabited continent on earth.
Looking for a tranquil place to study or relax? Try the Museum’s garden’s and galleries or the Museum Library. For a bite to eat, stop by the Pepper Mill Café. Come by during Reading Days and Exams for free coffee and tea and extra study space on campus.
Penn Museum Members/PennCard Holders/HUP/CHOP Employees: Free
Museum Library Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm/Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm/Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm/Closed holidays
Pepper Mill Café Hours:
Monday: 10:00am-1:00pm/Tuesday through Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm/Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am-4:30pm
The University of Pennsylvania Museum and Gardens
Museum Shop: A wide selection of books, games, fine jewelry and crafts from around the world can be purchased at the Museum Shop. Open during Museum hours.
Group Tours: Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Private tours and lectures are offered. Call (215) 746-8183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations.
Public Gallery Tours: Penn Museum docents offer tours most Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm and Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Please check our website, http://www.penn.museum, for topics (Tour topics are subject to change; cancellation of tours may occur).
Accessibility: The Museum is wheelchair accessible and provides other accommodations. http://www.penn.museum/visit/accessibility.
Parking & Transit: Visit http://www.penn.museum/directions-and-parking for parking information. Parking meters and lots are nearby. The Museum is near SEPTA bus routes 21, 30, 40 and 42 and the SEPTA University City Station (Regional Rail trains).
Rent the Penn Museum: Hold your next special event in our beautiful historic building. http://www.penn.museum/rentals.
Visiting the Museum:
I visited the Penn Museum on days I have come to Philly for the Penn VS Cornell games and sometimes for the Christmas holidays. The museum has three floors and can be seen in a full day or spread to two days. It is a very workable museum and the exhibitions are not overwhelming. The Penn Museum is located across the street from the football stadium (See review on TripAdvisor)
The Egyptian Galleries
Some of the collection highlights are the Sphinx of Ramesses the Great from Memphis, Egypt 1293-1185 BC located in the Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery and the Standing Figure located in the Mexico and Central America Gallery from Veracruz, Mexico from 500-700 CE.
The Central American Galleries
You can tour the whole museum in one afternoon but I would take the weekend to explore it.
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