The Penn Museum’s popular World Culture Days series is designed to introduce visitors of all ages to the rich cultural traditions found throughout the Museum’s galleries and, indeed, throughout the world. All World Culture Days are FREE with Museum admission donation.
Chinese New Year
Saturday, February 2, 2013
11:00am - 4:00pm
Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake--and learn more about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia--at this 32nd annual, daylong extravaganza celebration. Bring the whole family and celebrate the New Year with a wide variety of music and dance performances, children's activities, storytelling, arts and crafts, and martial and healing arts workshops. The day ends with a drum roll, a roar, and the popular Lion Dance parade. Free with Museum admission.
Celebration of African Cultures
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Penn Museum invites families to an afternoon exploration of the rich cultures of Africa and the African diaspora. This annual celebration features music and dance, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, cuisine, and more! Visitors can Imagine Africa in our special, extended-run gallery project—find out what intrigues other visitors about Africa and share your own interests and understandings. Free with Museum admission.