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Engage your curiosity and explore your connections to people across the globe and throughout time! The Penn Museum offers music and dance performances, film screenings, lectures by notable experts, and incredible behind-the-scenes opportunities to have fun and enhance your understanding of humans, past and present. As in-person events safely resume, you can enjoy a host of virtual and onsite programs.

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Great Lecture Series

Great Revolutionaries

What better way to experience the thrill of discovery than to hear from acclaimed Penn faculty and special guests during our signature lecture series? The annual Great Lectures offer opportunities to dig into the past in vivid detail.

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Adult Classes

Sharpen your skills and knowledge with a course! Learn from special instructors who help you explore what it is to be human through art, science, or history.

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Global Voyagers

Explore the secrets of the Penn Museum from your own home! These virtual tours are highly interactive, with built-in polls and quizzes to keep you guessing until the very end.

Living Room Lecture

Living Room Lectures

Cheers to Knowledge

From our homes to yours, the new Living Room Lecture series brings some learning into happy hour on select second Thursday evenings of the month. A Museum expert or community member chats about their work from their own couch, over a drink.

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Specialty Tours

Sign up in advance for themed tours that showcase the Museum collection in a new light, from the origins of beer and wine to mythical monsters depicted in artifacts. Tour fees include regular Museum admission.

Second Sunday Culture Films

Culture Films

The Penn Museum shows a wide range of culture films from October through March at 2pm on the second Sunday of the month.

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The Daily Dig

The Penn Museum is home to remarkable objects and their powerful stories. Every day at 1pm, dig into a short exploration of an extraordinary artifact.

Handmade History Kit

Handmade History

Humans have been making things for millennia—for function, fun, or a blend of both. Handmade History is an exciting way to learn about our shared past through hands-on DIY projects.

Between the Lines Book Club

Between the Lines

A Book Club by the Penn Museum

Join us for our twist on the classic book club, featuring carefully curated books with cultural connections and moderated by Penn Museum curators and special guests.

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Ancient Alcohol After Hours

Drinking together has been a tradition for thousands of years. Let us be your designated driver as you virtually explore how our ancestors partied like it was 5000 BCE!

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