For 100 years, the Penn Museum's Sphinx has welcomed visitors from all over the world. It's time he had a vacation — and we're asking for a little help from YOU! We've created a PORTABLE SPHINX, and we're inviting you to show him around the city, the region, and beyond.
It's easy, here's how:
1. Print out the Portable Sphinx, or download him onto your smartphone:
2. Take him to other great museums, historic sites, ballparks, City Hall, or elsewhere, and snap a photo.
3. Share it!
If you're on Facebook, simply navigate to the Penn Museum's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pennmuseum) and click on the "Portable Sphinx contest" tab to share your photo. Be sure to add a caption to tell us where you shot the photo.
If you don't use Facebook, email your Portable Sphinx photo with a caption and your name to email@example.com. Then, head over to our Flickr page (www.flickr.com/pennmuseum) to see the rest of the user-submitted Portable Sphinx photo entries.
All participants will be eligible to win one of three great prizes fit for a Sphinx!
A private tour of the Penn Museum's Egyptian Galleries, led by a Penn Museum Egyptologist, for a group of up to 10 people
A one-year Household Membership to the Penn Museum
Winner's choice — free admission to one "40 Winks with the Sphinx" sleepover program for one adult and one child OR a series subscription to the Penn Museum's "Great Voyages" lecture series