Join a Penn Museum educator every second Sunday of the month from October-May to learn new perspectives about ancient and contemporary cultures through hands-on activities. Each Workshop includes a craft, touchable artifacts, and gallery activities. All activities are free with admission donation. Attendees may drop in anytime between 1:00pm - 4:00pm to participate in the Workshop. Family Tours are conducted at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Attend a Family Second Sunday Workshop and automatically become a member of Penn Museum’s Art Excavators Club. Club members who attend three Family Second Sunday workshops receive a free surprise! Penn Museum members at the Household level receive one free pass towards the surprise.
The Family Second Sunday Workshop Schedule
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The ancient Etruscans prepared extensively for the afterlife, furnishing elaborate tombs which contained sarcophagi, or coffins, depicting the deceased. Sculpt with Model Magic to depict your self reclining for an afterlife feast.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Maya Jade Death Mask
Work with paint and mosaic tiles to decorate a mask in the style of the ancient Maya. Tour the Mexico and Central America Gallery with a scavenger hunt.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Kente cloth is a fabric that originates from the Akan people of Ghana. Create a kente-cloth inspired paper weaving. Learn some Akan proverbs when you discover gold artifacts in the Africa Gallery.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Craft a wesekh, an ancient Egyptian collar necklace worn by men, women, and mummies alike. Discover other Egyptian jewelry when you tour the Egyptian galleries on a Family Tour.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Chinese Dragon Puppet
Try your hand at paper cutting and craft a puppet in honor of the Chinese New Year. Take an animal-themed tour of the China Gallery.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Spring is around the corner! Celebrate by crafting a lotus flower, one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. Learn more about lotuses and other symbols when you tour the Japan Gallery.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Explore the newly installed Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama. Get inspired by the artifacts in the exhibition and work with foil to etch your own gold plaque to take home.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
It’s Mummies Day! Craft an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, complete with a mummy inside. Discover ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, mummies, tomb goods and more when you tour both floors of the Museum’s Egyptian collection.