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Penn Museum
3260 South Street
University City
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Cross Street: 33rd Street
215.898.4000
Hours of Operation
Closed On Mondays , Open From Tuesday 8:45am - 5:00pm, Wenesday 8:45am - 8:00pm, Thursday 8:45am - 5:00pm, Friday 8:45am - 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm.

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, Canaan and Israel, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. 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.

  • Admission: $12 general adult admission
    $10 senior citizens (65 and above) 
    $8 for children 6 to 17 and full-time students with college ID
    FREE for Museum members, children 5 and under, and 
    PENNcard holders (Penn faculty, staff and students)
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  • Rentals: Rates vary for corporate, university, and non-profit events according to specific gallery, number of guests, and days scheduled/booked. Rates are based on a four-hour time block.  Please contact Facility Rentals Office for more information.

    Rates for private functions such as weddings, birthday parties, mitzvahs, and other events require Penn Museum membership.   Discounted facility rental rates apply for all members. Rates are based on a five-hour time block.  Please contact Facility Rentals Office for more information.
  • Catering by Restaurant Associates is the Museum’s exclusive caterer and one of the nation’s premier catering companies.  Wolfgang Puck’s philosophy is a commitment to quality that encompasses simplicity, style, and passion.  All food, beverage, and equipment are handled through catering. For more information visit their website: www.restaurantassociates.com.
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