Museum: Penn Museum
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage.
Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. With an active exhibition schedule, a membership program, and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.
Hours for Art-Reach Tours:
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Notes About Lunch:
Lunch space is available, but is offered on a first come first serve basis. Brown bag lunches are permitted in the lunch room.
The Kress Student Entrance
3260 South Street
(nearby the intersection of Spruce Street and 33rd Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please Note: Groups visiting the museum must enter through the Kress Student Entrance. This entrance is accessible from South Street and visiting groups will need to walk down the Kress Driveway to access it. Art-Reach members will not be admitted to the museum from any other entrance.
Parking: Please indicate on the form whether or not your group needs bus parking. The garage next to the museum does not belong to the museum and parking spaces are very limited. Please request parking 2 weeks in advance!
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Available Experiences: Art-Reach members can choose both Self-Guided and Guided Tours of the permanent collections and touring exhibitions.
The permanent collection includes the following exhibits:
Etruscan/ Roman World
Cannaan and Ancient Israel
Native American Voices
Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery
For the most up to date information on Touring Exhibits please visit the museum’s web site or contact the Art-Reach Programming Department.
Guided tours are limited to 30 patrons or fewer and require 6 weeks leads time to schedule. Guided Tours last for one hour can be scheduled during the following times Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Please note: The museum is not air conditioned and during the summer the galleries are very hot. Patrons with heat sensitivity should take note and plan to visit the museum during cooler months of the year.
Self-Guided Tours are $5.00 per person
Guided Tours are $7.00 per person admission fee **Tours only available on weekdays after 1pm for specific galleries**