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Kids & Families

Diverse cultures, ancient and contemporary, come alive during our unique programs and events for Museum visitors of all ages. Have fun while learning about our shared human history through interactive workshops, hands-on crafts, music, dance, and more! As events safely resume inside our building, you can enjoy both virtual and on-site programs.

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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live, virtual learning sessions by Penn Museum educators.

Two people in the Lion Costume performing the Lion Dance in the Museum.


Our annual CultureFest! series celebrates diverse cultures with festivals featuring performances, art-making, storytelling, demonstrations, workshops, film screenings, and more.

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Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp is a summer camp for children ages 6-13. It provides a wide variety of fun, creative learning activities for kids in galleries and classrooms.

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Summer Wonder

Every day from June 24 to August 20, we’re adding a summer splash of interactive family experiences to your Museum visit!

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Cartifacts offers interactive experiences with reproductions of artifacts from Ancient Egypt and North America. Museum experts guide your up-close exploration!

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Scout Programs

Whether your child is a budding artist, archaeologist, or explorer, Scout Programs at the Penn Museum give kids a window onto the world that they can open anytime, either in our galleries or at home with their families.

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Winter Break

This winter, recharge with more in-person family time at the Penn Museum!

Three children admiring artifacts in the Egypt Gallery.

Up Late with the Sphinx

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. Finish your evening with a flashlight tour through the museum.