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Up Late with the Sphinx

Penn Museum

Saturday, Nov. 16, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET

$30 General | $25 Member

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Two kids looking at hieroglyphics in the Egypt Gallery.

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Calling all kids and families! Have you ever wanted to explore the museum galleries after dark? Join us during Up Late with the Sphinx for an evening filled with games and gallery activities. Drop into a hands-on workshop and make something special to take home, then finish your evening with a flashlight tour through the museum. Each ticket includes a special Penn Museum patch. This program is best suited for children ages 6-12.


5:00 pm Program Check-In Opens
5:00 pm – 8:45 pm Open Gallery Exploration
Mancala Game Stations
Cartifacts Stations
Art-Making Activities
Hieroglyphs Workshop*
Cylinder Seal Workshop*
9:00 – 10:00 pm Flashlight Tour

*Workshop availability and times subject to change

An Epic Evening of Family Fun

  • Travel the world after dark on a flashlight tour of the galleries.

    Two children inspecting the Margarita Panel with flashlights.
  • Touch replica artifacts and ask questions at a Cartifacts station.

    Two children at a cartifacts station.
  • Make-and-take! Drop into hands-on workshops to create something special.

    A little girl at a crafting table, working with straws and masking tape.
  • Challenge the family to a game of Mancala, one of the oldest games in the world.

    A parent and child playing a game.
  • Take home a souvenir Sphinx patch to show off your awesome adventure!

    The Up Late with the Sphinx scouts badge.