University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

History Museum and Science Museum
University City, Philadelphia
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    "Chinese Rotunda"(2 Tips)
    Larisa G.
    "Check out the mummy lab, just off the ancient near east galleries."(2 Tips)
    Reinhold Residential
    "... including mummies, Roman statues and the third largest sphinx in the world!"(2 Tips)
    Levi A.
    "They have old stuff here!"(2 Tips)
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  • Mari C.
    Mari C.February 13, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Many excellent exhibits!
  • stephanie p.
    stephanie pappasNovember 13, 2015
    One of my favorite museums! Love their Egyptian collection, they have the most piece of any museum even more then the MET - and I love the location- great afternoon trip and cool even for kids
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    I love the collection, I loved going to summer camp here, I've loved it my whole life.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the mummy lab, just off the ancient near east galleries.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SemolaMarch 29, 2015
    Best place to see mummies around here. A must visit place!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CFebruary 18, 2015
    Definitely use SEPTA to get here--the station is half a block away. Parking is difficult.
  • Nelson D.
    Nelson DiazNovember 1, 2014
    At the day of the dead celebrations
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 24, 2014
    Small collection which can be comfortably viewed in half a day, but some impressive pieces.
  • 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!
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
    Jackie KMarch 13, 2013
    Great Egyptian section!
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 18, 2013
    Browse the Egypt galleries at the Penn Museum.
  • Arielle M.
    Arielle M.September 29, 2012
    A great museum with lots of info both on the history of artifacts and how they were excavated. So glad I visited.
  • Reinhold Residential
    Reinhold ResidentialSeptember 27, 2012
    Historical artifacts from around the world including mummies, Roman statues and the third largest sphinx in the world!
  • 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
  • Michael N.
    Michael NguyenAugust 4, 2012
    Not all exhibit areas have air conditioning
  • Concierge
    ConciergeMay 21, 2012
    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!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 14, 2012
    Take a culinary journey in the Pepper Mill Cafe with occasional special menus of exhibit-inspired dishes.
  • Bre H.
    Bre HollywoodMay 14, 2012
    I didn't mean to hit this...
  • 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
  • Seungmin W.
    Seungmin WhangJanuary 15, 2012
    http://heritage-key.com/blogs/ann/ticket-sale-starts-secrets-silk-road-penn-museum-exhibition-preview
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 2, 2011
    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.
  • Marc B.
    Marc BrasofAugust 28, 2011
    Stolen Buddhist artwork that China is demanding back is here. Can you find it?
  • Adina D.
    Adina Defelice ClarkAugust 10, 2011
    They have music here every wed night.. It's pretty and awesome
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AvrickApril 4, 2011
    Not the best place for a party
  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HwangMarch 3, 2011
    They throw great parties here!
  • Levi A.
    Levi AbramsonMarch 3, 2011
    They have old stuff here!
  • Catherinette
    CatherinetteFebruary 12, 2011
    Long lines at the Pepper Mill Cafe.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GFebruary 4, 2011
    Penn students get in free with their PennCards! Take advantage of it!
  • Amy E.
    Amy EllsworthJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Secrets of the Silk Road opens Feb 5 Read more
  • VlahosPR
    VlahosPRJanuary 10, 2011
    "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
  • PHL Science Fest
    PHL Science FestJanuary 10, 2011
    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
  • Amy E.
    Amy EllsworthOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a blog too: http://penn.museum/blog/
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyOctober 8, 2010
    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
  • Amy E.
    Amy EllsworthJune 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Join the Museum on Facebook Read more
  • amanda d.
    amanda desmondJune 4, 2010
    my job is here
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilliamsMay 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    the tang horses have been reinstalled in the rotunda. Read more
  • Carla B.
    Carla BobkaMarch 30, 2010
    Sphinx is in the upper gallery.
  • John S.
    John SpellmanFebruary 3, 2010
    Great Archaeological Discoveries: Machu Picchu and the Incas Read more
  • Frank L.
    Frank LaRoccaJanuary 24, 2010
    Pay what you like from 4-5pm on Sundays.
  • David
    DavidNovember 30, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the world's greatest anthropology and archaeology museum collections. Check it out. Read more
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