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Close up of small bits of food in the Ancient Food and Flavor exhibit.
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Ancient Food & Flavor

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

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The Ram in the Thicket statue.

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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 winter.

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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 til 8:00 pm

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • The Deep Dig

    4 Thursdays starting Mar. 7, Join Shelby Justl, Ph.D. for a look at how the Ancient Egyptians took their economy and culture global in Trade Secrets of Ancient Egypt.

    Egyptian Papyrus.
  • CultureFest! Celebration of Women Artists

    March 9, explore a day of artistic happenings to celebrate Women's History Month.

    A Lion Dance performance in the Harrison Auditorium.
  • A Sanctuary of Self-Care

    Join us after-hours first Wednesdays for Mind & Mood Recharge powered by Penn Medicine.

    A woman doing yoga.
  • Archaeology in Action

    March 6, Dr. Katherine Moore shares details from her recent trip to the Andean mountains to learn more about the earliest humans that migrated there.

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

The Barton Cylinder.

NYT: Barton Cylinder at the Penn Museum the oldest documentation of kissing

A Mesopotamian clay tablet housed in the Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum sets the record straight about the history of kissing.