Founded in 1887, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from ancient Egypt, including Egyptian mummies and colossal architectural elements from a 3,200 year old Egyptian palace - Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of Africa and the Americas. The Museum offers a glass-enclosed Museum Cafe overlooking inner gardens, and two shops--the Museum Shop, and the Pyramid Shop for children. 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.
Ride the NJ TRANSIT and SEPTA to visit Penn Museum and receive a special discount of $2 off Adult or $1 off Student/Senior tickets. To take advantage of this discount*, present your validated River LINE, bus or rail ticket, pass or transportation receipt when you purchase your admission ticket in person.
Photograph (Above right): Penn Museum's Lower Egyptian Gallery features a 12 ton sphinx and architectural elements from the palace of Merenptah, circa 1200 BCE, from Memphis, Egypt
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Senior Citizens (65+): $10
Students (Full Time, with ID): $8
Children (6-17): $8
Children (6 and younger) Free
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wednesday until 8 p.m.)
Closed Mondays, Holidays and the Sunday of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
Traveling to the Penn Museum:
Penn Museum is located on South Street on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Via SEPTA: The University City rail station is located across Convention Avenue from the Museum; R1, R2 and R3 make stops at this station. Or, Subway surface (green line): number 11, 13, 34, and 36 to 33rd and Chestnut/Walnut Streets and 37th and Spruce Streets. Or, Buses 21 (with a stop at 33rd and Walnut/Chestnut Streets), 42 (with a stop at 33rd and Spruce Streets), and 40 (with a stop at Convention Ave. and South Street). Or, The Museum is a short walk from 30th Street Station and the 34th Street exit of the Market-Frankford subway