PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO AN ILLNESS.
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
A Day with Ancient Greece presents Heroes and Heroines of the Mythic Age
Penn Museum's Summer Wonder program, appropriate for guests of all ages and their families, continues with this interactive presentation. Travel back in time with Penn Museum docent Joe Balmos to a time when ancient Greek gods and goddesses competed with men and women to see who was the cleverest and bravest. Discover how Heracles, the greatest Greek hero, overcame the fierce Nemean Lion, whose golden fur was tougher than any mortal weapon. Learn how beautiful Atalanta defeated every man who challenged her, until the goddess Aphrodite sent a man who knew that apples were the only way into her heart. Participants will swing Heracles's huge olive wood club at the Nemean Lion and search for Atalanta's golden apples in an interactive presentation filled with surprises and fun. All Summer Wonder performances are free with Museum admission.
Read about the full series of Summer Wonder events here.