Penn Museum

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Location:

University City


3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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p: (215) 898-4000
f: (215) 898-0657
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Description

Attractions - Museums

With a collection of more than one million objects from across the globe, The Penn Museum: America’s Museum of Ancient Worlds invites visitors to explore ancient worlds and find their own place in the arc of human history.

Housed in an eclectic building featuring mixed architectural elements and surrounded by outdoor gardens, fountains, and a koi pond that provides a peaceful urban oasis, the Penn Museum is open to everyone.

After entering the building, visitors are greeted with awe-inspiring stories told through galleries dedicated to Egypt, Greece, Rome, Etruscan Italy, Israel, China & Japan, and the Middle East. The Penn Museum unveils its newest spaces in November 2019: a brand-new, light-filled Main Entrance Hall, where a 25,000-pound red granite Sphinx of the Pharaoh Ramses II will greet guests from his elevated platform in the Sphinx Gallery; a completely reimagined Mexico and Central America Gallery; and a suite of Africa Galleries.

Special exhibitions include Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display, which gives guests the chance to “walk in the shoes of an archaeologist,” with an insider’s look into where artifacts come from and how they are conserved.

The Penn Museum offers a wide variety of public programs that cater to various ages and interests – from CultureFest! cultural celebrations, Museum Playdates, and family Second Saturday activities, to lectures that connect the ancient past with today. The Museum also offers Global Guides tours led by immigrants and refugees from Iraq, Syria, Mexico, or Central America who share their own personal stories and experiences living in the region.

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Private tours of the Penn Museum are also available: https://www.penn.museum/visit/group-visit/contact-group-sales

About the Penn Museum: America’s Museum of Ancient Worlds

Since 1887, the Penn Museum has transformed understanding of the human experience. Dedicated to building connections between cultures, the museum welcomes everyone to uncover the ancient past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find one’s own place in the arc of human history. For more information, visit www.pennmuseum.org or call 215.898.4000.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 2.19 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.30 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1.76 miles


Located on the University of Pennsylvania’s historic campus, the Penn Museum reigns as one of Philadelphia’s eminent event venues. A 300,000-square-foot internationally recognized destination, the Penn Museum is where the romance of the ancient world meets state-of-the-art contemporary sophistication.
 
From 10 to 1,000 guests, the Penn Museum offers an unforgettable premier location for intimate dinners, cocktail receptions, outdoor celebrations, corporate & philanthropic events, as well as wedding or vow renewal ceremonies. The Penn Museum’s exclusive on-site custom caterer, Catering x Restaurant Associates, or CxRA, is devoted to hand-crafting culinary masterpieces using fresh, local ingredients. That’s why they are the #1 choice among their clients, who expect nothing less than CxRA’s exceptional, world-class service.
 
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Contact us at rentals@pennmuseum.org

Capacity/Space

Banquet Sit Down Capacity:
300
Outdoor Space:
Outdoor Space
Reception Stand Up Capacity:
600
Venue Capacity:
900

General

Venue Amenities:
Permanent Dance Floor, Exclusive Caterer, Freight Elevator, Guided Tours Available, Liquor License, Loading Dock, Onsite AV Available
Group Information:
Children under 6 - FREE, grouptickets@pennmuseum.org, 215.746.8183, Group Friendly
Facility Amenities:
Onsite Kitchen, Comp for Guides, Accessible by Public Transit, Bus Parking, Handicap Access, Senior Discount, WiFi Available
Facility Information:
Family Friendly, Multicultural Owned, Student Friendly
Payment Options:
Payment Option Cash Only, Payment Option CC AmEx, Payment Option CC Discover, Payment Option CC Mastercard, Payment Option CC Visa

Attraction

Facility Amenities:
Guided Tour Available

Hours

Hours Sun:
10:00am-5:00pm
Hours Mon:
Closed
Hours Tue:
10:00am-5:00pm
Hours Wed:
10:00am-5:00pm
Hours Thurs:
10:00am-5:00pm
Hours Fri:
10:00am-5:00pm
Hours Sat:
10:00am-5:00pm

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