Penn Museum

Penn Museum

3260 South Street (33rd and Spruce streets), Philadelphia, PA 19104
Closed until 10:00am (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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The Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) transforms understanding of the human experience.


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  • "... sure you check out the third largest sphinx in the world - inspiration is sure to strike while you..." (2 tips)
  • "... journey in the Pepper Mill Cafe with occasional special menus of..." (2 tips)
  • "... the jackpot. Mummies, Roman statues, the third largest sphinx on the planet -..." (2 tips)
  • visitPA

    If you're into human history or digging up old stuff, you've hit the jackpot. Mummies, Roman statues, the third largest sphinx on the planet - You can literally discover the entire world here.

    visitPA · November 2, 2011
  • Visit Philly

    The Chinese Rotunda, one of the largest unsupported masonry domes in the World, houses a collection of Chinese monumental art that spans thousands of years. Read more

    Visit Philly · October 8, 2010
  • PHL Science Fest

    Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent 400+ archaeological and anthropological expeditions across the world's inhabited continents. The museum is part of the Philadelphia Science Fest April 15-28, 2011. Read more

    PHL Science Fest · January 10, 2011
  • VlahosPR

    "Groundbreaking from the start..." Penn was the 1st American museum to excavate in the ancient Near East (at the site of Nippur in Iraq in the 1880s/90s). It was also the museum's first expedition. Read more

    VlahosPR · January 10, 2011
  • David

    One of the world's greatest anthropology and archaeology museum collections. Check it out. Read more

    David · November 30, 2009
  • The Franklin Institute

    Get your archeology fill! We've teamed up with the Penn Museum to offer a special combo ticket to Maya 2012 + Dead Sea Scrolls. Travel from South America to the Mediterranean--all in Philadelphia! Read more

    The Franklin Institute · May 8, 2012
  • Tiffany H.

    They throw great parties here!

    Tiffany H. · March 3, 2011
  • Levi A.

    They have old stuff here!

    Levi A. · March 3, 2011
  • DailyCandy

    With collections spanning Egyptian to Central American, this is the place for anyone who appreciates learning about world cultures. Think you’ve seen your share of masks and pottery? Think again.

    DailyCandy · February 26
  • Catherinette

    Long lines at the Pepper Mill Cafe.

    Catherinette · February 12, 2011
  • Amy E.

    Secrets of the Silk Road opens Feb 5 Read more

    Amy E. · January 11, 2011
  • amanda d.

    my job is here

    amanda d. · June 4, 2010
  • Carla B.

    Sphinx is in the upper gallery.

    Carla B. · March 30, 2010
  • Pearson - Always Learning

    One for the arts students, make sure you check out the third largest sphinx in the world - inspiration is sure to strike while you gaze upon it!

  • The Harlem Globetrotters

    Gather the kids and come see the Harlem Globetrotters play at the Liacouras Center March 10! Get your tickets here: Read more

    The Harlem Globetrotters · March 7, 2013
  • Valerie P.

    This is more of an anthropology museum but it still art. With the only collection of Mesopotamia art on display it is a must see.

    Valerie P. · November 20, 2012
  • Michael N.

    Not all exhibit areas have air conditioning

    Michael N. · August 4, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    Take a culinary journey in the Pepper Mill Cafe with occasional special menus of exhibit-inspired dishes.

    Visit Philly · May 14, 2012
  • Marc B.

    Stolen Buddhist artwork that China is demanding back is here. Can you find it?

    Marc B. · August 28, 2011
  • Amy E.

    They have a blog too:

    Amy E. · October 28, 2010
  • Amy E.

    Join the Museum on Facebook Read more

    Amy E. · June 17, 2010
  • Frank L.

    Pay what you like from 4-5pm on Sundays.

    Frank L. · January 24, 2010
  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Long Live Our Treasures! Join leading researchers + conservators to learn how museums + individuals can preserve their precious artifacts. 4/24, 5-8. Tickets: $6 in advance, $12 at door, $5 educators Read more

  • Jackie K.

    Great Egyptian section!

    Jackie K. · March 13, 2013
  • Kristen S.

    Browse the Egypt galleries at the Penn Museum.

    Kristen S. · February 18, 2013
  • Arielle M.

    A great museum with lots of info both on the history of artifacts and how they were excavated. So glad I visited.

    Arielle M. · September 29, 2012
  • Reinhold Residential

    Historical artifacts from around the world including mummies, Roman statues and the third largest sphinx in the world!

    Reinhold Residential · September 27, 2012
  • Women's Committee Penn Museum

    Mark your calendar for a return trip: the Penn Museum hosts TREASURES 2012 Jewelry Sale + Show from October 26-28! Want a preview? Visit us on Pinterest! Read more

  • Concierge

    All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.thanks to the Blue Star Museum program!

    Concierge · May 21, 2012
  • Bre H.

    I didn't mean to hit this...

    Bre H. · May 14, 2012
  • Seungmin W.
  • Adina D.

    They have music here every wed night.. It's pretty and awesome

    Adina D. · August 10, 2011
  • Andrew A.

    Not the best place for a party

    Andrew A. · April 4, 2011
  • Natalie G.

    Penn students get in free with their PennCards! Take advantage of it!

    Natalie G. · February 4, 2011
  • Scott W.

    the tang horses have been reinstalled in the rotunda. Read more

    Scott W. · May 21, 2010
  • John S.

    Great Archaeological Discoveries: Machu Picchu and the Incas Read more

    John S. · February 3, 2010

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