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Penn Museum

The Penn Museum is a 136-year-old “must-see” cultural gem that expands access to archaeology and anthropology to everyone. Explore the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Mediterranean–-from the very first cities of the Middle East to the peoples of early Mexico and the lives of Native American communities today. With over a million artifacts, plus contemporary works in its world-renowned collection, adventure awaits at the Penn Museum! Highlights include a 25,000-pound solid red granite Sphinx of the Pharaoh Ramses II, stone monuments from Mexico and Central America, and the golden “Ram in the Thicket” in the Middle East Galleries.
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Explore the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Mediterranean–-from the very first cities of the Middle East and the wonders of Ancient Egypt to the peoples of early Mexico and the lives of Native American communities today. With over a million artifacts, plus contemporary works in its world-renowned collection, adventure awaits at the Penn Museum! From groundbreaking excavations to ongoing inno ... vation, the Penn Museum has been uncovering stories of our shared humanity since 1887. The Penn Museum brings together communities for year-round happenings––from annual festivals such as CultureFest! celebrating Lunar New Year and Dia de los Muertos, Kwanzaa, and Juneteenth to after-hours events like Garden Jams and Ancient Alcohol, plus virtual classes and talks, such as the Deep Dig and Archaeology in Action, there is something for everyone. See the full line up of programs at penn.museum/calendar and follow @PennMuseum on social media to stay connected for information about upcoming events.

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Amenities
  • Onsite Kitchen
  • Rental Equipment Available
  • Min Capacity: 51
  • Max Capacity: 900
  • Onsite AV Available
  • Free Admission
  • Guided Tour Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Number of Restaurants
  • Number of Stores
  • Bus Parking
  • Group Friendly
  • Senior Discount
  • Performance Space
  • Outdoor/Patio
  • Rooftop
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Spaces

Asia Gallery

Asia Gallery

Reception Capacity: 600

Banquet: 300

Sphinx Gallery

Sphinx Gallery

Reception Capacity: 175

Banquet: 120

Pepper Hall

Pepper Hall

Reception Capacity: 160

Banquet: 80

Upper Egypt Gallery

Upper Egypt Gallery

Reception Capacity: 400

Banquet: 220

Warden Garden

Warden Garden

Square Feet: 12256

Array

Square Feet: 12256

Mosaic Hall

Mosaic Hall

Reception Capacity: 80

Banquet: 60

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

Reception Capacity: 60

Harrison Auditorium

Harrison Auditorium

Theater: 614

Widener Lecture Hall

Widener Lecture Hall

Reception Capacity: 100

Theater: 500

Banquet: 90

Rainey Auditorium

Rainey Auditorium

Theater: 182