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At-Home Activities

At-Home Activities
Bring the food, crafts, and science of the Silk Road into your home! Create dough twists, felt, mummies, and other objects inspired by those on view in the Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition with these step-by-step projects.


Saturday, March 26

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Along the Silk Road Culture Day

PECO World Culture Day

What was life like along the Silk Road a thousand years ago-and what is life like in that region of the world today? Discover some of the many arts, foods and spices, music, and dance that have originated and evolved along the world's most famous set of trading routes, linking Eurasian cultures from East and West. Visitors can examine items from the Silk Road in the Museum's permanent galleries, and take a tour through thousands of years of Silk Road history when they visit the special exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road (separate admission). The day is part of the Penn Museum's series of 2010-2011 PECO World Culture Days.

Free with Museum admission.


April 18 - 22 and 25 - 29
Spring Break Adventure Camp


School is out, but adventure is on at the Penn Museum! For the first time ever, the Penn Museum invites children ages 7 through 13 to participate.

Silk Road Spring Break Adventure Camp is modeled after the Museum’s highly acclaimed Anthropologists in the Making summer camp program. Each day, campers explore the Silk Road through interactive lectures and activities, such as cooking, art-making, storytelling, and more. Campers will also visit Penn Museum’s premier exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road .

Camp is held during the spring break of the Philadelphia Public School District and of several New Jersey schools. Enroll your child in one day or more. Receive discounts for multiple day registrations. Space is limited, so inquire today!

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