Family Second Sunday Workshops

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 an art project 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, 2015-2016

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Destination: Egypt

Shake Your Sistrum!

Craft a sistrum , a sacred percussion instrument of ancient Egypt. Discover the sistrum and instruments from around the world on a guided family tour.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Destination: Native America

Basket Weaving

It’s Native American Heritage month. Explore the diversity of vessels in Native American Voices on a guided family tour. Fashion your own basket to take home.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Destination: Greece

Classic Coins

Get hands-on with coin replicas from the Mediterranean. Work with foam and metallic markers to etch your own coin to take home. Visit the Greek Gallery on a family tour.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Destination: China

Special Squares

Mandarin squares, or rank badges—large and colorful embroidered badges featuring animal insignias—were once sewn onto the coats of officials in Imperial China. Design your own square through collage. Go on a mini-tour of military history.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Destination: Egypt

Hieroglyphic Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day! Show your love to your mummy, daddy, sibling, or friend. Work with mixed media to create a valentine, complete with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Destination: Near East

The Midas Touch

Explore the newly installed exhibition devoted to King Midas. Get inspired by the artifacts in the exhibition and work with foil to etch your own golden object to take home.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Destination: China

Chinese Calligraphy Scrolls

Calligraphy is a revered art form in China; hanging scrolls have been discovered in tombs dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE). In this drop-in workshop, participants select their favorite Chinese characters to mount upon a banner. Then, guests can take an interactive tour the China Gallery.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Destination: Egypt

Amulet Necklace

Bring the whole clan for Mummies Day! Amulets were worn by ancient Egyptians for protection. Work with beads and clay to craft an amulet necklace. Discover other ancient Egyptian magical objects on a family gallery tour.


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Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED


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