The Penn Museum sparks curiosity, wonder, and empathy in those of all ages who engage with our collections. Our Learning Programs captivate K–12 students through hands-on workshops, class visits, and outreach events that convey the thrill of discovery. For Penn undergraduate and graduate students, our Academic Engagement department connects their learning to our galleries, labs, and classrooms. Our Public Programs invite everyone in our Philadelphia and Museum communities—including families and young professionals—to dig deeper into all the Museum has to offer.
Our Learning Programs invite schoolchildren and adult visitors alike to engage with the Museum’s collections and resources in order to learn more about the ancient world and contemporary world cultures.
The Academic Engagement Department (AED) at the Penn Museum brought record numbers of Penn faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students to the Museum during the 2017–18 academic year.
Public Programs and Events
Alongside our galleries and exhibitions, the Penn Museum activates discovery through a wide range of public programs and events.