Penn Museum

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*Free STAMP admission does not apply to group visits (docent-guided, self-guided, or workshops) during school hours.


  • Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • The first Wednesday of each month, with extended hours until 8pm.


The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.

Exhibition highlights include a 3,200 year-old sphinx, the largest in the Western Hemisphere; an open conservation lab where you can see repairs being made on Egyptian artifacts; a 4,000+ year-old headdress and jewelry from a Mesopotamian queen; depictions of ancient Greek gods and goddesses on exquisitely preserved vases; and mummified animal and human remains.

CLICK HERE to read about STAMP Teen Council member Danielle’s first visit to the Penn Museum!


260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on Penn’s campus, across from Franklin Field)


Public transportation to the Museum is available via SEPTA’s Regional Rail Line at University City Station; the Market-Frankford Subway Line at 34th Street Station; trolley routes 11, 13, 34, and 36; and bus routes 21, 30, 40, and 42.  For driving and parking directions, click here.


The Penn Museum’s Pepper Mill Cafe is open during regular Museum hours until 4:30pm.  The Pepper Mill Cafe is located on the second floor.  The Museum Shop is open during regular Museum hours until 5:00pm.  The Shop is located on the second floor next to the Daniel G. Kamin entrance.


Photography is permitted for private noncommercial use except where otherwise posted. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any way. Tripods are not permitted in any gallery.  Videotaping with small, personal recording devices is allowed for non-commercial use.
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