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Tour group in the Asia Gallery.

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Explore Our Shared Humanity

A million world wonders. 10,000 years of history. An ongoing exploration of the human experience.

A planter from the Ancient Food and Flavor exhibit.
On view through Oct. 6

Ancient Food & Flavor

Unwrap prehistoric leftovers and learn what ancient communities were growing, eating, and drinking.

Included with admission

The Ram in the Thicket statue.

What's On View

Connect with vibrant cultures of the world, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the lives of Native American communities today.

The Main Entrance during summer.

Plan Your Visit

The Penn Museum is open to all.
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19014
Open Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and first Wednesdays until 8:00 pm

A visitor examining an object.

Members Get More

World adventure awaits all explorers at the Penn Museum, and members get a world of perks: Free year-round admission, special discounts, plus invitations to popular programs and exclusive events.

Become a Member

Upcoming Events

  • Plan Your Summer Adventure

    Register now for Penn Museum Anthropology Camp, June 24-August 16.

    Campers making an project.
  • Archaeology in Action

    June 5, In the final lecture of the series, Egyptologist Amany Abd El Hameed uncovers the hidden stories of Egyptian laborers who worked alongside archaeologists in Abydos.

    Excavations at a site.
  • Juneteenth

    June 15, join us for a free community day celebrating freedom, heritage, and community.

    Close up of hands drumming.
  • Upcoming Events

    Connect with science, culture, history, and more during one of these upcoming programs.

    3 women in African garb, dancing
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A wedding at the museum.

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In the News

Expedition Magazine cover.

Member Perk

Expedition magazine

An exclusive magazine for Penn Museum Members to dig into the latest archaeological research, amazing artifacts, world culture, and Penn Museum news.

Archaeologist doing field work.

On CNN: Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old tavern in Iraq

Led by Holly Pittman, Ph.D., recent work at the site of Lagash reconstructs the ancient environment of southern Iraq through remote sensing, geological coring, and excavation, leading to the groundbreaking discovery of a 5,000-year-old tavern. Read the full story at CNN.