Attractions - Museums
Step back in time at this world-renowned museum of archaeology and anthropology. Three gallery floors feature amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt (including mummies), the Bible Lands, the Greek and Roman Worlds, Asia, and North America. A new suite of Middle East Galleries features 10,000 years of human history and treasures from the royal tombs at Ur, 2550 BCE. Special exhibitions include The Artifact Lab: Conservation in Action, Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq, Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America, and Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston. Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum is housed in a grand Arts and Crafts and Eclectic-style building, with outdoor gardens, fountains, and a koi pond. Guests can visit the Museum Shop and enjoy lunch or a snack in the Pepper Mill Café.
The Museum offers a wide variety of public programs geared to multiple ages and interests, from CultureFest celebrations, to lectures, tours, family second Sunday activities, DIY craft nights, and more.
Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Tues.-Sun., open until 8 pm Wednesdays through September 5. Closed Mon. and holidays.
Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 2.19 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.29 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1.76 miles
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This historic building, located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, offers unique and breathtaking space that will "wow" your guests. We have artifacts from around the world and a flair for international cuisine to entertain all types of special events! Your journey through time awaits...
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Permanent Dance Floor, Exclusive Caterer, Freight Elevator, Guided Tours Available, Liquor License, Loading Dock, Onsite AV Available
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Onsite Kitchen, Comp for Guides, Accessible by Public Transit, Bus Parking, Handicap Access, Senior Discount, WiFi Available
Family Friendly, Multicultural Owned, Student Friendly
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